This is not a valid excuse. To repeat myself from a few pages ago:Quote from sosladms
I don't really play console, but it sounds really bad. Why are you buy console? Of course, for playing video game. What they said about the console was TV, sports, and CoD graphic which it doesn't look better than Battlefield 3.
You see, while I 100% agree with the cricticisms of an online pass and the used games thing, I don't think the cricticisms of the non-gaming features make any sense. Whatsoever. You see, integration of other features does not, in fact, take away from gaming. When a new smart phone is revealed, they don't announce it's ability to talk to people from far distances, do they? Because every smartphone is expected to do that. Nowadays you can't just sell a console based on the fact that it will, well, play games. Remember when the PS2 had a DVD player included? That changed the entire industry. Any console will be expected to play games. What sells it are the features beyond that, and good exclusives.
I didn't hear anyone complaining when cell phones started getting Internet access. "Wait it has a camera and Internet access? Geez why can't my phone just make calls?" Likewise, I don't see it as a valid reason to hate Microsoft.
Not that I'm trying to defend any side here, as I'd say the same thing regardless of which console was being targeted by such ridiculous acusations. The point is this: Say you have a house & you're looking to expand it. Do you tear things down to make room for what you want to add? No, you build around it and add to it. That's exactly what's going on with the Xbox One. It's adding features to the console, not taking away. It will still play the games you want it to play.
... That being said, now with the 24 hour online pass, I can say I am severely turned off from buying an Xbox One now, simply because I am in no condition to mantain such connection. Which is a shame, since I really like Halo.