It appears that Microsoft has done the unthinkable - listened to the consumers voice. While the consumer does carry quite a loud voice - and especially consumers that play video games, it's not often that a company will make such drastic changes to policies based a few days of outcry. Microsoft released a statement today saying that they are making changes to the Xbox One. Even the page title states "Your Feedback Matters..."
At E3 last week, Microsoft made their next-generation console announcement before Sony and Sony wisely measured the outcry and likely made last-minute changes to their platform announcement. For one, the price of a PS4 is $100 cheaper and it doesn't require an internet connection to play. Along with the used game fiasco, Microsoft had created a massive hole for themselves. In just a week, things have changed - as I told Jason Schneider in Episode #216 of WeeklyTechUpdate that it would. They're are really only two major changes to the platform, but the implications of these address the issues that gamers had and what I knew they had to change. I honestly didn't think they'd make changes to both issues, but they did. Hit the read more link to see what all has changed.