Microsoft announced that they have listened to the negative feedback and have removed the 24-hr online check, and the DRM.
I'm still not interested in the XBone. The lack of backwards compatibility, the required Kinect, and the high price of both the system and the games still keeps me away.
I see the Amazon price has gone down from the original $99.95 price tag for XBone games. But still, $499.96 is mighty steep.