When Microsoft revealed Xbox One on May 23rd, 2013, many grappled with the console’s name, as most thought it was a weird choice. But as the console became more and more unpopular because of its DRM and other unfriendly and restrictive policies, gamers were finding more ways to criticize the new machine, and one that stuck quite well — to this day, its the nickname “Xbone”. Apparently Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson), thinks the nickname is “disrespectful”.
“I don’t like it,” Major Nelson said on his newly-approved NeoGAF account.
“It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself.”
Uh, Xbox One, in its first state, was an utter disrespect to gamers. Blocking its potential consumers from loaning or gifting their disc-based games, mandating an internet connection after 24hrs for even offline games, forcing Kinect down people’s throats (this one’s still in place), and being completely region-locked — both for physical and digital media. That’s all I’ll say.
What about you guys?