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    , JoshRoss wrote

    Since Windows 8 has massive amounts of DRM built-in, why not just set a spec for branded OEM provided hardware? Microsoft does this with phones and used to do it with tabets. In the end, what is different about xbox verses something like a Windows 8 RT device? Things that might go on the certification might look like this:

    * Boots under 10 seconds
    * Conforms to DX11
    * Scores at level X for benchmark Y
    * No crapware allowed
    * Is no louder than Z decibles, under stress 
    * Supports controller spec
    * Has at least one HDMI out


    And OEMs want to do this FOR microsoft because.......?

    Especially when PS4s are subsidized by Sony