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mcfrank
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(06-07-2013, 06:37 PM)
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http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/7/4406...t-trade-policy

After a month of vague corporate comments from Microsoft executives, we now know the Xbox One's game licensing policy was written from the ground up for companies. It's aggressively anti-consumer and anti-middle class, and it outright ignores underprivileged gamers. It's gross, despicable, greedy, pathetic, cowardly and out of touch with a growing global resentment for corporations.

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UnluckyKate
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(06-07-2013, 06:38 PM)
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Well, that site wasn't founded up to $750k by MS in the first place ?
GrizzNKev
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Oh snap
BlazingDarkness
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It's gross, despicable, greedy, pathetic, cowardly and out of touch with a growing global resentment for corporations.

Oh snap.
{PleaseUnderstand}
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
tell me how you really feel polygon. Can't say I disagree though.
krypt0nian
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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well I'll be damned...
PsychoRaven
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by mcfrank

http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/7/4406...t-trade-policy

Wow. You know it's bad when even polygon is calling MS out. That's when you know you dun fucked up. I mean even sites that you pumped money into are calling you out.
Duxxy3
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Holy shit, Polygon finally grew some balls.
Rising_Hei
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
What if they say that only to clear their name? haha!
wrowa
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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This "Polygon is in bed with MS bullshit!!1" really has to stop. It's silly.
Ikuu
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(06-07-2013, 06:39 PM)
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Clearly just saying it so people don't think MS forced them to give Last of Us a 7.5.
CheesecakeRecipe
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Polygon's growing up and getting a little angsty with big papa microsoft.

*sniff* I'm so proud.
CookTrain
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
Anti-middle class?... What? Why specifically make that particular call out?
Impeccable
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Someone cook me some crow.
Moobabe
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Great read. Kudos.
Hero of Legend
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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What's Polygon's relation with MS?
GoddyofAus
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
This looks like an intended response to all the MS moneyhat accusations to me.
Fixed1979
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Who wrote this article? Sorry my Polyban remains intact.
Foshy
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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What does Arthur Gies think of this?
phanboy4
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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"People accepted paying a monthly fee to access normal console functionality, why would they balk at this?"

---Microsoft.
Kabuki Quantum Lover
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Well, isn't this something...
BobTheFork
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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"We now know"

Wait, these guys have been defending the 'potential' policy for weeks and not that it's confirmed, they oppose it?
charsace
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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OP ruined by the thread title.
Mauricio_Magus
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Polygon, good job for once.
Corto
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Respect.
ERC198X
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
didn't think polygon had it in them to write such a negative article.

looks like they're gonna be blacklisted as well.
cosmicblizzard
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Looks like MS isn't given the benefit of the doubt by a lot of people now.

Is this the worst reputation a company has ever had going into E3? They're gonna have to blow everyone away with games, and even that might not do anything.
saladine1
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(06-07-2013, 06:40 PM)
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Well done Polygon.

I guess Gaf will still call you out either way though..
Nibel
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Must have copy&pasted the entire article from somewhere else
Jigolo
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
Attention whores
LiquidMetal14
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

This "Polygon is in bed with MS bullshit!!1" really has to stop. It's silly.

They are still questionable but if they made this then good for them.
Marleyman
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by PsychoRaven

Wow. You know it's bad when even polygon is calling MS out. That's when you know you dun fucked up. I mean even sites that you helped fund are calling you out.

Link to them funding that site?
Can Crusher
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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I guess the contract ran out.
Valnen
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fixed1979

Who wrote this article? Sorry my Polyban remains intact.

Chris Plante.
Arabian Mage
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Gaming journalism revolt?
StuBurns
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Anti-middle class? Since when are the middle class not consumers?

Awful writing.
RobbieH
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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I genuinely didn't expect this. Well done, Polygon.
McLovin
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Massive respect for Polygon. Don't know if it's a smart move but at least they were honest about how they felt.
joe2187
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Dear MS

You're not my real dad, you cant tell me what to do.

Love Polygon
P.S. Fuck you
bigboss370
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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this is HUGE o_O
kadotsu
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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"... but their stellar E3 performance has won us over nonetheless." to be added in a few days.


I kid, good assessment of the situation
Trickster
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(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Oh my, polygon might actually be able to become a decent gaming website if they keep that kind of thing up.
shinobi602
(06-07-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Chris Plante's Polygon tenure will be short lived.
badcrumble
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Good for them for saying something.
SRTtoZ
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Polygon was realizing that they were losing readers with all their MS love spins.
milkham
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by BobTheFork

"We now know"

Wait, these guys have been defending the 'potential' policy for weeks and not that it's confirmed, they oppose it?

maybe different writers have different opinions
Unspeakable Evil
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Damn they went off
BlazingDarkness
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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The comments

So Xbox One is a Premium console then? For people who donít want to steal games and donít plan on living on the farm. Works for me.

Herp
Beelzebubs
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(06-07-2013, 06:42 PM)
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Bloody hell, Polygon actually having a decent article!

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