I read a comment on Ars Technica that mentioned that patent. I figured it was old. No thank you, Microsoft. The implications of that patent can kindly get the **** out of my face. I know that's not a definite, but Microsoft is obviously thinking about it.
Nintendo is the only console maker that hasn't given me a reason to not support them which is sad because they've gotten some very basic things wrong. The extent of them culling gamer habits is Miiverse and to a lesser extent, Club Nintendo. The difference is that those are voluntary. I can still play the console without ever taking part in either. Xbox One is more intrusive than PS4, but the implications are treading the same anti-consumer ground so I'll simply respond by not buying them.