By Jack Heimbigner

Will you buy an Xbox One or a PS4?


With Microsoft's reversal on Xbox One's previous technical requirements, which console will find its way into your living room?
Expert opinions
Mike Wheatley
Bangkok, Thailand
Xbox One is back in the mix
 
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Faced with a storm of protest from angry gamers, Microsoft has just announced a complete U-turn on its polices for its upcoming Xbox One console, meaning that game-sharing and offline game play will now be allowed. To be honest, Microsoft’s backtracking is what the company should have done from the get-go. It’s now offering gamers the best of both worlds if you like – the chance to stick with disc-based games that you can share or sell as you wish, or the option to build a digital library of games, in the knowledge that this can never be sold or shared. As for the U-turns on the always-on requirement and regional restrictions, these were less of an issue, but certainly they affected a not inconsiderable number of gamers.
 
Jack Heimbigner
Portland, OR
The PlayStation Will Pickup New Customers
 
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I grew up playing the Xbox and the Xbox 360. I have used these systems to their fullest! I have loves the games that they have offered and all the fun that has been part of this platform. However, I think Microsoft is losing sight of the gaming world. There seem to be more reasons to leave the Xbox behind then to continue my loyalties. First, no backwards compatability. Ok, I get it. New technology, better gaming. Great. But what about the games that I can still play over and over again. Keep the 360 connected? Sure, but I will probably have to sell it and all my games to afford the One. And you have to have an Internet connection. Fair enough, most people do. I grew up in a place that getting an Internet connection was difficult and not very good. Well shoot, looks like the PS4 is looking pretty fun now. When it's all said and done, I feel like Microsoft doesn't want my business anymore. I think they are going for new markets, and that means their game partnerships are going to suffer. Too bad, but I guess my PS4 will be nice.
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