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The Video Gamers Of The Year

You’ll see that, yes, these are folks we have written about over the past year, people with stories others have found inspirational, or whose individual triumphs show that notoriety in video gaming isn’t limited to hot shot developers or esports professionals.


Online Petition Demands Return Of Xbox One DRM

Video game petitions have a very long and mostly pointless history. As I’ve said several times, an internet petition is worth the paper it is printed on. But I’ll give a little publicity to this thing, because it’s the most ridiculous one I’ve seen yet (that includes this).


The Unlikely Man Behind A Digital Revolution

On May 26, two weeks before E3, a man named Pete Dodd started a thread on the message board NeoGAF. Microsoft had just announced their next-gen console, the Xbox One, and with it, customer-unfriendly policies like used game restrictions and a mandatory 24-hour Internet check-in. Meanwhile, Sony was staying quiet about their own possible plans for digital-rights management (DRM) on the PlayStation 4.


A Slight Oversimplification Of The Xbox One DRM Reversal

In NMA TV’s latest video, the Xbox One is a pile of shit with a logo, and Sony is a ninja getting handjobs. The Taiwanese animation studio might not always be spot-on with its analysis, but it sure does know how to illustrate a point, and it’s speedy about it.


Xbox One DRM Reversal Is Proof That Speaking Out Can Get Results

Complaining on the internet, I am often told, doesn’t amount to much of anything. Clicking “Like” or retweeting for a cause are nothing more than “Slacktivism”, a type of problem-solving that only lazy millennials could have come up with.


The Xbox One Just Got Way Worse, And It's Our Fault

Microsoft just announced that its much-maligned DRM policies won’t look at all like they had originally been described. They’re going to more relaxed, sort of like the PS3′s. Good news, you say? No. Bad news. The Xbox One just got worse.


Microsoft Is Removing Xbox One DRM

This could be the biggest backtrack in gaming history: Microsoft will reverse course on their DRM policies for Xbox One, dropping their 24-hour Internet check-in requirement and all restrictions on used games.


The Witcher's Anti-DRM Studio Finds Itself In A Bind With Xbox One

Few major developers could be as publicly anti-DRM as CD Projekt Red, makers of the Witcher series. Yet there they were with The Witcher 3, getting a good five minutes of stage time with the Xbox One, the face of console DRM going forward. The studio is committed to releasing on Xbox One but none too happy about being in such a bind.


Mario's Creator Likens Game Ownership To Toy Ownership

It’s clear what Microsoft thinks of game ownership — the Xbox One’s policies don’t communicate much of a belief in it. Sony scored a lot of points on Monday, but to be fair, it was a defence of the status quo. Where does Nintendo come down on the subject?


Xbox One DRM Doesn't Care Where Your Family Members Are

Or, indeed, if they’re actually members of your family. If you’ve named and linked them, and as long as you’re not both trying to play the same game at once, they could be just about anywhere.