First of all, let's get this out of the way. I know in the grand scheme of things, PS4 hype is winning out over Xbox One hype on this forum. However, when someone posts an Xbox One thread -- even if it comes across as PR fluff -- there's no need to summarily dismiss it. If you're interested in Major Nelson's take on things, then join in and participate. If you take issue with what he's saying, then by all means contest his points. But do so in a way that isn't just a snide dismissal of his position as a PR person.
Now, with that out of the way, here's the link to the Major Nelson piece:
And here's a couple pieces of information in the link that I noticed some people actually discussing in the previous thread:
Earlier this summer, I talked with Micheal Dunn, Program Manager on Xbox Live Services, about the new Xbox One matchmaking system called Smart Match. The key here is that you no longer have to sit and wait for a game to match you with other players. With Smart Match on Xbox One, I can put in my match request, then switch over and catch up on the posts on Xbox One or watch TV or a movie. When a match is found, Xbox One tells me so I can re-enter the game instantly. Smart Match also matches you with players like yourself, making your multiplayer gaming even more tailored to your game style.
Enhanced Reputation and Enforcement
The Enforcement United program will complement Smart Match’s new reputation system on Xbox One. We’ve updated our proprietary algorithms for monitoring gaming behavior on Xbox Live, expanded scoring elements, engaged our enforcement team and created requirements for games to take reputation into account. The new reputation system is built on a model that accounts for how you behave and whether you positively or negatively affect others. As long as other players or the games you play are not negatively reporting you or your actions, you’ll maintain a positive reputation. Ways to weaken your reputation, for example, would be to join a competitive, veteran area and try to disrupt games, or join a casual play area and be a griefer. We’ve also worked hard to ensure this new system can’t be manipulated by groups of griefers. Our goal is to create a safe and fun place for gamers without BS from trolls and spammers. Casual gamers might not even notice that this new reputation system is in place, but trust me, serious online gamers will be glad it is.
And just as an example, here's a hypothetical bad post that will result in a ban:
I can't take Nelson seriously.