I read it differently than you did. There certainly are plenty of conspiracy theories many share here as well.No, that's not what he said. "if it sounds negative an involves ms or xbox it get posted over and over on gaf". And yes, that is a persecution complex that many here share.
Most of that has nothing to do with the Xbox platform and the always online thing was reversed before the X1 even came out. Listening to many here Xbox is either joke that shouldn't be taken seriously or a threat to gaming as we know it. Many believe both at the same time even.I mean, you can't blame them. They do have a history of EEE, FUD, Anti-Trust, Always Online, and making their entire productivity suites pushed into the subscription online/streamed essentially arena and even talks of wanting to make their OS revisions eventually online only "cloud based" in the future with a sub service.
Hard to give the benefit of the doubt, and also, not a "bash" to say a company would love nothing more than to have enough subscribers to never have to spend R&D and production of consumer boxes, just charge them a sub for their always pushing of the Azure and cloud based infrastructures.
All companies would love this. Cut out the middle man.
It's been 20 years that the Xbox has been a gaming platform and the vast majority of negative conspiracies never transpired. Many of their innovative ideas were copied like standard wireless controllers, hard drives, and achievements. MS' presence in console gaming as been largely positive no matter what they did with Windows, a different unrelated product.
Them claiming that cloud streaming will not replace consoles is consistent with their actions. They released two different speced consoles recently and it would actually be a detriment to their business if they dropped consoles to focus entirely on streaming.