Xbox One
This is one extreme case of greed at the expense of loyal gamers worldwide. It started when Microsoft announce very recently that will be adopting heavy restrictions for sharing games with friends who use the new Xbox One console. They would only allow users to transfer a game to another user’s account as a one-time only gift option.

I am not sure why the company wants to promote selfishness among the young people today, but it sure has a dollar sign written all over it. Why would anybody want to consider the disc-based games that will be registered to a user’s specific Xbox Live account, but could not be shared with friends?

I thought that Microsoft was doing the right thing when it removed the daily-online check in requirements it planned earlier, but it involves removing those that were deemed essential by gamers. For instance, the company also removed the ability for users to see all their games on any system from an Xbox Live account, and ability to share digital games with up to 10 friends.

Some gamers are once again upset with Microsoft and have created a petition on Change.org asking the company to return the features it removed from the Xbox One. The petition asks Microsoft to give gamers “back the Xbox One we were promised at E3.”

“This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses,” the petition reads. "Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers’ uncertainty."

The petition is seeking 15,000 signatures and has already accumulated nearly 13,000. However, many of the signatures "supporting" the petition appear to be from PlayStation 4 fans who want the Xbox One to fail. Maybe they were thinking that if you can’t beat them, then destroy them.

I better stick with my Xbox360 for now.