It seems like all the good, juicy, delicious, succulent drama that oozes, drips, pours and rolls out of the orifices of gaming media has everything to do with Microsoft and the Xbox One. From the awful DRM scandal to the equally ridiculous YouTube scandal, to all those 180s that made people dizzy and now to a roadmap of leaks that may see the Micro 'S' pursuing legal action against a NeoGaffer.
Gaming Bolt spotted an update on Kotaku's coverage of all that massive leakage that occurred recently for the Xbox One, and the update includes Microsoft's pursuance of legal action against the information mole, allegedly.
According to Kotaku's article...
“On top of all that, according to one person familiar with the situation who spoke to me under condition of anonymity, Microsoft is currently trying to track down and identify ntkrnl. According to that person, Microsoft executives are looking to take legal action against ntkrnl, which, again, doesn't mean that everything he says is true. “
If it's all fake then why legal action? Anyone can anonymously go onto a forum board and leak stuff. I mean, it happens all the freaking time... more often than Paris Hilton opens her hotel for exclusive guests, male and female alike.
One of the reasons why Microsoft may have been super-peeved is not just that a roadmap for their 2014, 2015 and 2016 exclusives were revealed, but that a cheaper, less-functional Xbox One retail unit is supposedly inbound, which will carry a 1TB hard drive.
According to VG 24/7, the new Xbox One will debut later this year for $399 and no optical disc drive. That means all you noobs out there who wanted an all-DRM, digital future will be able to partake in it with a dick-less Xbox One... better known as “Xbox One: Eunuch Edition”.
No used games, no game lending, no game rentals, all for $100 less... just the way you like it.
Another big point of contention was the supposed reveal that Halo 5 is not coming this year. Nope. Even though the game seemed like it was poised to make a 2014 debut, exclusively for the Xbox One, it's supposedly being replaced with Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, due out on November 11th. Allegedly, Halo 5 is having trouble hitting 1080p at 60fps (uh oh). The Halo 2: AE will also contain a beta invitation to the Halo 5 multiplayer, which will give gamers a taste of the action that they'll have to wait to experience at the end of 2015.
The leaks also rolled out Microsoft's regional plans for putting more Xbox Ones in homes, but I can't imagine them getting too peeved about that. The first-party window leaks and lower-priced Xbox One model is probably the two biggest issues bunching up the knickers of Redmond's executives like someone attempting to wear granny panties with spandex bike shorts.
For now, all of this is still rumor... unless it comes to past. The only thing I'm concerned about (and looking forward to) is that OS patch that will supposedly fix the Xbox One's broken-arse dashboard and slow-as-congress-raising-minimum-wage UI.
The painful part is having to suffer through the entirety of February, as we wait for March to roll around before the patch becomes available. Also, would it be too much to ask for some DLNA support and native custom soundtrack options?