Microsoft's Xbox DRM reversal not the first: 12 tech mulligans
Microsoft's backpedaling on DRM restrictions for its upcoming Xbox One is not the first reversal from a tech giant. Here are 12 others.
Microsoftand game DRM on Wednesday, a reversal that comes after more than a week of harsh criticism from consumers, press and especially competitors.
The move comes just a few months before the console is set to hit store shelves, and is widely-viewed as reactionary. Rival Sony, which priced and further detailed its PlayStation 4 console at E3 last week, made waves for not having DRM on its games, as well as than Microsoft's $499 Xbox One.
Of course, it's not the first reversal by Microsoft following backlash, nor is Microsoft alone. Nearly every technology company -- big and small -- has changed stances on products or policy at some point. Click on the slideshow below to get started on 12 notable tech take backs in recent years.