25 Reaction Memes to Microsoft’s DRM 180 on the Xbox One

By on June 19, 2013

After the news broke earlier today regarding Microsoft’s major policy shift on DRM on the Xbox One, the response from the gaming community ranged from elation to disgust to complete confusion. One piece of late breaking news, anyone that purchases a launch day Xbox One will have to download a day-one patch in order to remove all the DRM from the console.

As always, we collected all of our favorite memes detailing the reactions from the core gaming community. You can see the batch related to the Kinect hate here as well as the Sony / Microsoft E3 conferences here.

Check out 25 of our favorite memes and other graphics below:

Brace Yourselves, the bandwagon fans are coming

Master Chief is back

Bad luck gamers

Don Mattrick is sad

Bursting the bubble of gamers

Gamespot is saved

Piling the hate on Microsoft

Listens to customers

Major Nelson lie

Now Make Kinect optional

Microsoft altering deal

Xbox One Conspiracy for PR

Mad at Microsoft

NSA spying on gamers

I missed you Master Chief

Odd coincidence

Bad luck Brian PS4

Goodbye shared library

Removes all bad and good features from Xbox One

We always listen to our gamers

I've made a huge mistake

Xbox One, The hero we need

Internet Update to play without the Internet

Xbox One best feature cancelled

Xbox One success kid


What was your reaction when you heard the news? Tell us in the comments below.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. doc714

    November 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Do I really want Kinect?
    I don’t think so.

  2. Joe

    June 20, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I’m very objective and it’s not often we get next-gen systems and am pretty excited. We already have the Wii U and pre-ordered the PS4.

    The 2 things holding me back for the Xbox One are price and required Kinect. Sony got it right w/ the PS4 Move being optional. Kinect needs to be an optional accessory that does not need to be required to use the Xbox One. Take away the Kinect and drop the price, then you can add me to the, “Yes. I’m getting Xbox One” crowd. Good luck Microsoft w/ that $100 more price tag. You got to compare and see it’s value and ask yourself, “Are the Xbox One features/value(over the PS4) worth the extra $100?” For me, no.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *