#VideoGames – I’m not bashing Microsoft but read between the lines

Ok there was a post on Major Nelson’s (Microsoft XBox Public Relations guru) blog (http://majornelson.com/) detailing the upcoming June update for the XBox One.  Now These are things we were all expecting but I have learned with many large industries you have to read between the lines.  Maybe I am being overly critical but lets take a look at two (2) things that stood out to me, my responses/questions will look something like this text here :  Sample ONYXXX question/response.

Easily Increase Games Capacity with External Storage Support
It couldn’t be easier to increase your storage capacity of games and apps with the external storage support features we’re bringing in June. Your Xbox One system will soon support up to two external hard drives at once. Simply plug in your 256 GB or larger USB 3.0 external hard drive and once formatted, copy and move games, apps and game add-ons to increase your storage capacity at home.

Notice it says “USB 3.0” with no mention of USB 2.0 backward compatibility, also is says 256GB or larger.  I understand that these games have very demanding memory requirement but I guess my little thumbdrive cant handle this so taking saved games to a friends house as they describe will be a little more challenging.

**NOTE: A USB 3.0  with a minimum of 256GB Thumb drive retails anywhere between $99 – $300   

Real Names Makes it Easier to Identify Friends
With Xbox One you can have 1,000 friends and infinite followers, but as these lists grow it can become increasingly more difficult to remember the people you know by their gamertag alone. Now with real names feature you can recognize people on your friends list and more easily discover people you already know who are on Xbox Live.

Just maybe I don’t want friends to know my real name.  I have made a whole lot of online connections.  I have friends on XBOX that really don’t need to know my real name I hope this is able to be toggled on and off.  If a person knows my real name I probably connected with them offline or on another social network.

Take a look at the full list of updates coming and tell me what you think but these two were real blaring things that need to be explained in more detail.  I am sure this will be a topic of discussion in the upcoming weeks depending on how it rolls out.

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-Onyxxx

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