Thing is, doing a cover of a song and uploading to Youtube or any other public domain is technically not legal unless you pay royalties and it isn’t covered in fair use copyright law (and I say this as someone who uploads covers to Youtube). The record companies just accept that they can’t take down every infringing video so they monetise your videos for profit instead.
In saying that, I’m inclined to agree with you on the games side of things because there’s more of a sense of original content in that context, assuming video makers are adding commentary or whatever else.
Of course, because I totally said that. Yes there are criticisms, and yes a lot of them are valid. Microsoft’s post doesn’t dispute this. If you read closely you might see this:
So let’s pause for a moment and consider the center. In the center, selling 100 million copies of a product is a good thing. In the center, listening to feedback and improving a product is a good thing.
Saying they sold 100 million copies isn’t showing off superiority, it’s stating facts (and you’d probably even argue that it’s not that impressive a number anyway). So I don’t know what I’m missing, where’s the not-being-humble part of the post?
Really? It’s a blog post from 2011 that explains the thought processes that went into developing the replacement for the start screen. What’s more, everyone here knows a bunch of the improvements in 8.1 are based on the feedback of 8.
Not being humble would be saying “We changed it. Deal with it” and leaving it at that.