Gamer Advocacy: Xbox One – what can be done?


I’ve seen hundreds of articles decrying Microsoft and pointing out every problem the Xbox One has. So there’s no need to go over any of it. If you want opinions on it, check out any video game news website. You’ll be flooded with hundreds of articles on the horrible things Microsoft is doing. What I want to know is this: now what?

So you’re angry about what Microsoft is doing with used games, the Kinect always monitoring/the Big Brother is Watching attitude they’ve developed, the lack of backwards compatibility, and a host of other things. I’m glad you’re angry. Hell, I’m ecstatic about it. It shows you’re paying attention to what’s going on. And that’s a great thing. It means you noticed that the company is trying to get away with something that you don’t like.

It’s not enough to be angry. If you want to make a change, action is required. So what can you do?

  1. Join the twitter campaign to let your voice be heard. With all twitter campaigns, volume matters. In order for this campaign to succeed, it’s vital that as many people participate in this as possible. Click on these links. The first one is to protest the DRM

    Hold The Line, a popular video game advocacy site, has a campaign encouraging people to send hashtag messages to many twitter sites to send an anti-DRM message.

  2. Join in on organized boycotts against the Xbox One. Microsoft is a business and money speaks volumes. An organized boycott is a great way for hundreds, if not thousands, of people to speak out in a unified voice. Also, it’ll have a better chance of getting media attention.

The most important thing about any advocacy movement is to get involved and stay involved. If you’re truly upset about what Microsoft is doing, and you want to be able to enjoy the future of gaming without worrying about DRMs or whatever else it is that concerns you, then now is the time to take action.

Good luck.


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