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Microsoft Responds: Xbox One's DRM, Always-Online, and Focus on TV/Games - Adam Sessler Interview

Before we left the Xbox campus at Microsoft, Adam Sessler got a chance to chat with Matt Booty, the General Manager of Redmond Games Studios to discuss the Xbox One -- and the public's reaction to it. Hear what he has to say about the DRM and used games situation, how the console connects to the internet, and why we didn't see a ton of games today. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Donnieboi  +   996d ago | Helpful
Okay confirmed. It's a DRM/Always Online console. Watch from 4:19 and watch.

He says only "some" game modes "might" be able to be played offline. It is heavily dependent on online. Don't get mad at me, watch the video.
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cl1983  +   996d ago
Its up to each game developer to decide how much online the console is for their games, ie bungie destiny is pushing for constant connection, similar to wow.
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Donnieboi  +   996d ago
That's not what he said in the video, though. He makes it seem as if offline play will be a rare thing. As if it will be a mode called "offline", they way that we have to have a specialized "multiplayer" mode now. He makes it seem as if it would have to be implemented somehow just so that one can play without needing the internet to check up on you every once in a while.

EDIT: @cl1983: I don't know what else to tell u bro. The guy in the video confirmed it. LOT's of things have been going arounf the internet, many of which were actually STARTED by microsoft themselves. There's so much confusion because of their flip-flopping. But if the guy in the video says it's always-online--then dude, why would he tell such a self-damning lie? MS benefitted from lying and saying it wasn't a DRM console, but NOW I believe this video more because admitting to having a DRM console is not the kind of thing that microsoft would make up just to garner more support. If anything, more people will hate the system. So, if he said it, even though it was not in his favor to say so, then I gotta believe that it's just a painful truth that MS had to finally admit despite the fact that it's unpleasant news.
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cl1983  +   996d ago
@Donnie it was said in some of the interviews with others "While an "Always On" function isn't a requirement, a connection is still necessary for streaming and accessing multiplayer through the new console.

"Gamers can calm down," said Microsoft's Don Mattrick during today's event, "we got you covered."

However, Xbox One will offer game developers the ability to use its Azure cloud computing service throughout development, according to Wired. This way developers can rely on the cloud — as opposed to the Xbox One hardware — when necessary. Doing so would indeed result in the need for an online connection."
Snookies12  +   996d ago
@cl1983 - "Gamers can calm down, we got you covered."

If that were the case, they would have focused more on gaming at their event. :\

I still await E3 for a final decision on the console, but things are not looking that great for MS right now.
onyoursistersback  +   996d ago
what is all this mambo jumbo with Microsoft?!


there just full of my eyes, it is what it is.
Hydrolex  +   996d ago
Hey Microsoft, goodluck !

People who have tried forcing people to do what they want have always failed if you look at the history... you want to force people to be online all times ? Well we will see your sale numbers

Thanks god there is SONY !
theBAWSE  +   996d ago
Wow..... So it's true no game lending... It needs to be online and that is microsofts way of checking game licenses incase gamers try to get around the no game lending by thinking just play it offline... No game can be played offline until it's been checked online first... The whole landscape has just become that much clearer

Privacy issues... Kinect is always listening

Who the hell would buy this..
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thechosenone  +   996d ago
Even when you have a rep from MS saying that you need a persistent internet connection to be able to play your games some people *cough*cl1983*cough* still can't accept it. Amazing.
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   996d ago | Well said
The sheer amount of Sh1t that they got wrong with this console is simply unbelievable.

It's as if when they were researching for the console, the board sat down with a "HOW-DO-WE-FCUK-UP" list and sratch them off one by one. And then the director of the board got pissed as they simply could not come up with enough Fcuk ups. So they went out and scouted the world for people with Doctorates in Fuckupeneering and hired the very best.

Here's a list of things that are just mind boggling.

1. It requires an internet connection
2. No used games
3. Controllers still require batteries, in 2013
4. It does not support ANY current Gen Gaming Headphones.....
5. Kinect is required at all times
5. Knect is always listening and awaiting commands
6. Microsot got in trouble for spying on Skype users
7. TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, Sports, TV, Television, Call of Duty....TV TV...Dog. Fish move out the way...
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longcat  +   996d ago
rage all you want but keep the dog out of this
Freak of Nature  +   996d ago
Hey XBONE.... Do you or don't you, have to be online....?

XBONE response:.....
In the absence of any internet connection, you're going to be able to play blu-ray movies, and there are... **"likely"**... to be ...**"some games modes"**... that you'll be able to continue to play. But again, the XBox One was really designed to take advantage of the modern era where people have got high speed internet...

Key words... **"likely"**... to be ...**"some games modes"**...

A original and 360 owner here aswell as PS1,PS2 and PS3 owner here, so as neutral as they come...But thus far, a total clusterfu*K of a start for Xbox 1........
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andibandit  +   996d ago

"That's not what he said in the video, though. He makes it seem as if offline play will be a rare thing. "

Im pretty sure it's because they are pushing their Cloud services as much as they can. Apparently the Xbox1 cant draw 2 polygons without having to send the calculations into the cloud.
Why o why  +   996d ago
That guy demonstrating the voice features seems like he had a device in his left pocket. The timing of his hand in his pocket was way too suspicious. Is this just more smoke and mirrors. Smh

"Transformers, cable boxes in disguise"
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GribbleGrunger  +   995d ago
'Gaming is included'

Gee ... thanks.
gaffyh  +   995d ago
MS is like a charging bull right now, not listening to their fans at all, and if they continue on this path, I hope they charge right off a cliff. I never thought I would be saying it, but the WiiU looks incredibly good right now. Iwata and Kaz must be laughing their asses off.
loulou  +   995d ago
i know this is n4g, where reality is warped and twisted. but do you lot honestly think that microsoft have took the decision unilaterally??? if you do, then you are stupid. and no amount of disagrees will change the outcome.

is it not obvious now why nintendo is seeing no 3rd party supoort?

and just say that sony does decide against this. what then, are they going to risk the wrath of all the major publishers?? who have undoubtably lobbied hard for this.

think about it.

sony also complicit as to what is going to happen next gen. what did sony say "they will leave it upto the publisher/dev.. there's your answer right there folks. publishers have got what they wanted... e3 will be telling

i posted this yesterday
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Freedomland  +   995d ago

"SUPOORT" Yes, I know what you mean here.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   995d ago
Adam Sessler... What a tool! The guy should just had plainly asked: "if you don't have a connection at all, if there's no internet where you live, can you still play games on Xbox One?" That alone could answer the always connected concerns much better than this whole phylosophical bullcrap about what is always online or how often online and how much offiline can you really go...

Look at this whole comment session, people simply still don't know how it's going to work, which means the journalist's mission to inform us had failed. But that's gaming journalism today, they love to answer questions with another question, or answer in a way to give raise to even more questions, nothing is definitive, gotta keep gamer fellas clicking on my site so ad revenue stays high.
Conan-O-Brady  +   996d ago
"In the absence of an internet connection you'll be able to play blu-ray movies and they're likely gonna be some game modes you can continue to play."
What does he mean by that last bit? Either you can or can't play offline....why is it never black and white? Always a fuzzy gray answer....Thank god Adam was able to get him to answer all of our
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Donnieboi  +   996d ago
^ This. Now let's all stop making up excuses. it is a confirmed always-on console, that has to go out of it's way just to allow us to "enjoy" a few brief moments offline, until we need to do another mandatory online certification check just to keep playing. Sounds like gaming-prison.
xPhearR3dx  +   996d ago
Well, to be honest, if you're purchasing an Xbox you're planning on being always online anyway. You bet your ass if I'm paying $60 a year I'm going to use to the fullest. I don't know many gamers this gen who bought a 360 for offline use.
Objective  +   996d ago
Seems to me like you and your ilk are deliberately construing what is said in clear terms to be somehow still unclear. Or it could be plain inability to comprehend. Or a pre-pubescent disposition at trying to be clever or difficult.

He has said the Xbox One is designed to take advantage of the modern technologies that internet has to offer but there will still be games modes you can continue to play without internet connection. That pretty much means it is up to the game developers how they wish their games to be played - if they want game modes that do not require internet connection, it can be done.

Exactly what your PS4 will likely be doing.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   995d ago
"In the absence of an internet connection you'll be able to play blu-ray movies and they're likely gonna be some game modes you can continue to play....OFFLINE"

Those modes likely will be the campaign mode that you can play it offline
dedicatedtogamers  +   996d ago
EDIT added links

Something I saw in the news:

Microsoft got in trouble for spying on Skype conversations (MS owns Skype).

Am...I the only one who is disturbed to the core by that? Xbox One has Skype built in. Kinect 2.0 is "always listening" according to MS so that you can turn it on remotely with voice command.

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Donnieboi  +   996d ago
Yeah it was creepy how he said it's always waiting for u to make a command into it. Just freaky.
Count  +   996d ago
What's funny is that you think MS is the only one.
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Testfire  +   996d ago
At count, he never said MS was the only one did he? No he didn't. Difference between Xboxone and other devices. I can unplug my webcam and my pc will still have full functionality. I can disconnect my PSeye and still have full functionality. IF you unplug Kinect on Xboxone, you basically just crippled the system and can't do anything. It needs to be connected for the Xboxone to work. I don't want MS or the govt spying on me and my family. It's not cool, and it's not right.
DragonKnight  +   996d ago
@Count: MS is the only gaming console developer that's doing it.

Beyond that, what evidence do you have to come to the conclusion that the other posters believe that MS is the only one that violates privacy in this manner?
M-M  +   996d ago
@Count, I'm sick of your constant trolling on here. We all know that they aren't the only one that does things like this, websites and applications have access to a lot of information that we don't even know they can see. Thing is, is that when you have a service like this combined with a camera like Kinect that has to always be online and can always hear you, is a big issue.
Bathyj  +   996d ago
Bookmark this post.
This is where Skynet starts.

Of course when it happens we wont have computers to come back to and check, but I'll be smug knowing I was right.
imahustla19  +   995d ago
someone mentioned that a few comments ago but i agree, a company that has been known to spy will be having a microphone & camera in house's is a bad idea. could you imagine smoking a blunt and the cops kicking in your door saying its all on tape on your xbox one.definitely not in my future.
Pl4sm4  +   995d ago
Overly attached Kinnect .. noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
B1663r  +   995d ago
You mis-spelled $kype...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   996d ago
The Xbox One has to be the sloppiest reveal in gaming history.
M-M  +   996d ago
I still can't get over how corny the Skype video call was, I laughed at it because of how bad it was.
denawayne  +   996d ago
Mark my words right now. You WILL be able to play games offline on Xbox One. That is, if the game has an offline mode. Some developers will elect to use the cloud which forces you to go online. The offline game will not download onto your hard drive. It will play from the disk. No License will be attached to your profile BUT stuff like achievements, updates, multiplayer, etc will not be accessible. Basically the way it's done now on the 360. The minute that particular disk is taken online for online required gameplay, it will attach itself to that profile until it is transferred to to next online profile. Only one online profile can play that license at a time. You want to play offline? hell, take it and play it on as many offline Xbox Ones as you want as long as you don't take it online. Once again, mark my words on this.

Edit: I also believe there will also be some sort of "lending" system. If I want to lend the game to a friend, I will go on my console (or theirs), sign into my profile, elect to "lend" the game to said friend, which will give them access to play the game but will make it so I can't play the game anymore until they "lend" it back. Once again, only one online profile can play that license at a time.
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theBAWSE  +   996d ago | Well said
@denawayne Hmmm do Ibelieve a deluded fanboy or phil Harrison and now this video?
Rainstorm81  +   996d ago
Do u have a link to back up any of this? Because MS top execs have been saying otherwise.

....and Remember gut feelings and wishful thinking doesn't count
Raccoon  +   996d ago
This ignorance is why xbots get raped with fee's, because they always find a way to justify their demise.... I mean did you even watch the interview? Do you speak English? 5 billion transitors? rocket science level stuff?
gano  +   996d ago
This is the fight people.
The ones who justify, even after the reps, and
workers admit it.
amiga-man  +   996d ago
Edit: I also believe there will also be some sort of "lending" system. If I want to lend the game to a friend, I will go on my console (or theirs), sign into my profile, elect to "lend" the game to said friend, which will give them access to play the game but will make it so I can't play the game anymore until they "lend" it back. Once again, only one online profile can play that license at a time.

Do you even listen to yourself, why in the world would gamers want that? your not only giving M$ control over things they have no right messing with but also making excuses for it some people really are blind to the damage M$ and it's greed is doing to gaming wake up for gods sake.
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imahustla19  +   995d ago
so then those single player games aren't going to look very good. microsoft already said they would use the cloud to help developers. no online means no help from the cloud which means crappy looking games.
memots  +   995d ago
So regardless, you still need online connection.

You cannot go and buy a game and play at all if you do not at some point have a connection. So its basically requires online at all time to use the device.
Maddens Raiders  +   996d ago
Let the bodies hit the floor. Microsoft's gaming division spent countless hours approving this garbage? These people are what's wrong with gaming today and why crap gets dumbed down just to fit into their money grabbing paradigm.. Personally I'm sick of it.

Samsung Galaxy SIII
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Legion  +   996d ago
So where is the confirmation of DRM/Always online?

He says "So in the absence of any internet connections you are going to be able to play Bluray movies and there are likely going to be some game modes that you are going to be able to continue to play."

And this was in answer to the question of a game that is purely single player based.
MrMister  +   996d ago

Are you serious?! What more do you need to hear? Wow...
colonel179  +   996d ago
OK, say you don't have to be always online. However, in order to begin playing a game you must be online because the Xbox links the game to your profile. If you are NOT online, then you won't be able to play a game. .

AFTER you link your game to your profile, THEN you will be able to play offline, IF they actually allow that (which that part is not very clear yet).
Legion  +   995d ago

The point is none of it is very clear and it all is a speculative mess right now.

I am sure MS is on the wall on which direction they will take heir move? Not having fully jumped into the 'we are doing this' stage yet. just giving out feelers to people saying... this is what we expect from the system.

They still have an option to not have any required connection at all in the end. But we won't know for sure until it gets closer.

And for sure nothing is confirmed here. Not until MS says... "this is what we are doing and this is what is going to happen".
cee773  +   996d ago
Here's A nice treat guys this video is so epic

Xbox one ftw lol
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InTheLab  +   995d ago
The boxer at the end punching himself in the face is the Xbox One reveal in a nutshell...
showtimefolks  +   996d ago
E3 get here because till than all these rumors, speculation, and they said this or that in that interview

Come clean at E3 and get his mess over with
CalvinKlein  +   996d ago
I would hate to work for MS and have to explain all the dumb shit they do. They constantly do things in order to try and milk more money from the customers they already have and alot of these things probably cost them new/repeat customers.

For instance Make xbox live free, possible offer a better teir paid that gives you something(some media functions, could include TV shows, netflix, movies, games, ms points, DIGITAL GAME RENTAL etc, and no adds) to get some money still from subs. Put up more adds with the free one. Get more xbox buyers, more money spent on games/MS pts, more xboxs connected to the Internet(big one there) and get more money for showing adds on xbox live free then subs could ever bring in when less than half the xbox owners are paying for gold currently(more adds and more people seeing them means more money for showing adds)

but no, instead they worry about taht extra 50$ per year instead of realizing how to add value for customers and still make more money then they do with subscriptions.

Now they will probably loose half their customers from last gen, maybe more. Last generation seems to have made console makers forget how hard it can be to sell a console. Wiiu and vita are learning now. Sony learned with the ps3 that success isnt guaranteed based on last gens results, and it shows with the ps4. MS will learn this gen for sure, but I doubt they will be making an xbox 2 after this failure we are about to see.
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colonel179  +   996d ago
If every game has to be linked to your profile for sure it has to be online to be able to play it.

Microsoft is acting as is everyone has the same internet technology that they have at their campus or in the best parts of Japan. If they really want to sell this console worldwide they need to figure something out. There are a lot of countries that have very bad internet or no internet at all, and if they don't allow people to even play an offline game (because it has to install and be linked to profile first) they will fail miserably.

They are being completely delusional.
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scofios  +   996d ago
Why is every one surprised they did that with arcade games on the 360 you can only play them on the account who purchased them .
The difference Now is they want it on Retail games too.
stloony  +   995d ago
Last I checked, you still cannot buy a used arcade game but if you are really lucky and look hard enough, you just might find a store, or maybe even an individual in which you can purchase or borrow a copy of a retail game.

And I'm sorry if I have confused you with simple logic; it can have quite an impact on those unfamiliar with it.
N4Flamers  +   995d ago

I hate to point this out but you can buy used arcade games. I bought limbo, splosion man, and trials mx used at gamestop.
Studio-YaMi  +   995d ago
6:23 to 6:28

"maybe a little of stretch to say but this maybe the last console that you'll ever need to buy"

are they going to make this Xbox One a PC ? upgradable ???

This doesn't make ANY sense ! :|
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Nicxel  +   995d ago
If you take a look at interviews about this subject, you will find that in an X amount of years, ALMOST everything the xbox processes in terms of graphics/rendering for example, will be done via Cloud. I don't remember all of the tech talk right now, but the potential for gaming will constantly increase without reaching a limit since its not limited to the tech inside of the box. Where as the xbox360/ps3/ps4(maybe ps4) will hit/eventually hit its limit. so the ps4 may have better specs than the xboxONE, but the ps4 will eventual hit a wall (will need to come out with a ps5 now) while the xboxONE, when it hits its wall, will just use Microsoft's Cloud to continue to exponentially grow.

just look up interviews on the matter. it's been talked about now for a few years and this was their answer. its too costly to manufacture new hardware every X amount of years, so they had to eventually come up with an idea where they can advance gaming/entertainment via the internet/software without making tons of Xboxs or hardware.
Morgue  +   995d ago
" You don't need a space heater in your living room "
Prcko  +   995d ago
ps4 decision is here,good
NewZealander  +   995d ago
why do people act like always online is a bad thing? in this age everything is online dependant, my phone is always online, my 360 is always online, the second MS says the new console needs to be online they get lynched.

if yall are so scared of new technology then go live under a rock or whatever.

the DRM thing sucks tho, i hope they tweek it to be a bit more user friendly.
NextGen24Gamer  +   995d ago
It makes me laugh when the same sony fanboys that scream and yell about how the ps4 will have better graphics than the xbox one..(which tells me you have the proper 1080p HD Tv to get the most out of your console)..but yet you complain about internet? Who doesn't have internet in this day an age but has a 1080p tv? All gadgets...use wi fi in this day an age. Everyone on this site uses internet connections...But yet you complain that the tech has advanced to a point that it would prefer to be connected at all times. What are you dinasaurs afraid of....Mark my 5 years...everyone will wonder how anyone can NOT BE CONNECTED. I actually feel that way right now....but....some of you dinasaurs will get to that point. Thank you Microsoft for pushing technology and advancing the gaming and entertainment industry instead of giving us more of the same. The way some of you think, we would still have wired phones and tape recorders. LOL....
swansong  +   996d ago
Microsoft is controlled by our government,which wants to keep an eye on you. The Obama administration has told microsoft to implement a way that the government can spy on you inside your own home. LOL!
Virtual_Reality  +   996d ago
*Puts dramatic music in the background*
jacksheen0000  +   996d ago
@ swansong

Agreed, Microsoft is controlled by our government.

BTW, I said the same things on a comment hours ago and got disagreed for it.

good post!
Rainstorm81  +   996d ago
If thats what you believe....Here's an easy solution..............don' t buy MS products.......simple
00  +   996d ago
My money is going to be locked in my wallet
Ms is clearly trying their hardest to have people not spend money on the xbox One piece of shit.

how monumentally stupid of them, this is going to crash and burn.
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NameRemoved0017  +   996d ago
Microsoft: Call of Duty: Ghost

Sony: We have that too and our console runs it better on our superior hardware, but that is besides the point because we have actually good games like Killzone, Gran Turismo and God of War.

The PS4 and PC look like the only viable options for gaming as of right now.
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Legion  +   996d ago
Funny... Sony said the same thing about the other CoD games... and still the Xbox 360 ran the CoD games better. Shocker.
NameRemoved0017  +   996d ago
The One's specs are equal to or worse than the ps4 and they are both x86. I have no doubt that games will run smoother and look better on the PS4.
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stragomccloud  +   995d ago
Too bad Sony seems to be taking the Microsoft approach to used games with their next console. Still, at least they have good games!
Veneno  +   996d ago
That one sucked.
Beahmscream  +   996d ago
What a PR nightmare!
denawayne  +   996d ago
Wait till Sony announces a similar plan.....
Beahmscream  +   996d ago
If it does, I will have no choice but to abandon console gaming.
00  +   996d ago
Sony has a massive advantage now, they would be retarded to follow in MS footsteps.
denawayne  +   996d ago
MS has the potential to make a lot of money by going this route. Do you really think Sony is going to pass up that opportunity too?
M-M  +   996d ago

You say it like Sony fans would praise it even if they had a similar plan. If the tables were turned and Sony was doing what Microsoft is doing and Microsoft is doing what Sony is doing right now, I would go with Microsoft.
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Soldierone  +   996d ago

Sony has an opportunity too. If they are the "saving grace" to this, then guess what? Everyone flocks over to them. They sell more, and get a lot of their fans back, while MS milks the few that stick to them.
Narutone66  +   996d ago
Will MS still make money if no one is buying their product?
Donnieboi  +   996d ago
For real.
NameRemoved0017  +   996d ago
Its cool to put the TV features on it and all for some people but don't shove it down my throat like I need it and make it the focus of the console.
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nigelp520  +   996d ago
Im getting a Wii U and PS4 this fall. I dont want tooo much restrictions to play a flipping game
Sky_Walker  +   996d ago
Wii U? Something about that names just does not sound right for a 27 year old like me to be saying SMH.
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nigelp520  +   996d ago
The specs are shit but as logn as it has good games and not restricted the wii is gonna have to do lol
live2play  +   995d ago
oh yea and SKY-WALKER is soooo grown up....
SexyGamerDude  +   996d ago
Thanks Sess for getting theese questions answered. Now I know I'm not getting an XbOne.
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denawayne  +   996d ago
What if Sony tells you they are doing the same thing, then whats your plan?
C-Thunder  +   996d ago
You're really wishing against the odds that they do, huh?

Sad little person.
SexyGamerDude  +   996d ago

Nintendo doesn't want to rape my wallet.
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theBAWSE  +   996d ago
@denawayne seriously .... Get help

In one comment your deluded and denying what's in the video now your every other comment is what if Sony

Skate-AK  +   996d ago
Maybe he will save up for a PC?
Rainstorm81  +   996d ago
What ifs.......what a way to live.....SMDH

Stick to the facts we know and stop living in a land of ifs and buts
Objective  +   996d ago
Sony has said as much that it will be left to the developer to require an internet connection. Exactly what MS is saying. Yet somehow... N4G community really is hopeless.
tiffac008  +   996d ago
^I would like to see the confirmation of that one because all I see if flip flopping answers that leads to none stop speculations.
Salooh  +   996d ago
Another bad point but against the developers. I kind of hate the next generation because of how they think. Developers are taking the easy way. Multiplatforms like BF4/Black flag/Ghost..etc are releasing a current generation version so that's not going forward. They are holding next generation games for sales even if they say other wise. That's why we don't see huge difference and big improvements...
DarkBlood  +   996d ago
Xbox One Direction

yeah you guys see where im going with this
Majin-vegeta  +   996d ago
This has got to be the worst console ever.Even worse than the Virtual Boy and that's saying something.
nevin1  +   996d ago
So pretty much is they also saying you need Xbox live to use the XBoxone?
Legion  +   996d ago
Why is that?
Hicken  +   995d ago
Because you need to be online so the damn thing can link the game you're playing to your account.

Because 95% of the console's features will need you to be connected to the internet.

And because, last time I checked, you don't connect to the internet for free on Xbox.
Legion  +   995d ago

Check again then. Already been stated that connection is not required.

And I do connect to the internet for free with my kids. They have many Arcade games and Indie games they purchased with points on XBL. But they don't have a pay account.

They can also download DLC and many other things in the market place without paying for XBL. Maybe try using XBL.... before you start talking about it? Getting all your info from the internet just makes you ignorant to the real facts maybe?
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first1NFANTRY  +   996d ago

R.I.P Xbox None

21/5/13 - 21/5/13
One4U  +   996d ago
Watch at 4:40 , he says that it was made to take advantage of high speed internet ! so basicially the consoles for US
KwietStorm  +   996d ago
Are you saying the US has the best high-speed internet?
McScroggz  +   996d ago
Haha, no! The US has a bad internet infrastructure. In fact the only country that has an adequate infrastructure is Japan (from my understanding).

But the US most definitely isn't the bees knees for internet connection.
One4U  +   996d ago
no , i was saying compared to the rest of the world , the us is better ! us in Au are just catching up! BTW japan isnt really xbox target audience
Rainstorm81  +   996d ago

Don't kid your self buddy max consumer speeds in the US is near 100mb/s but the avg is about 7mb/ far not the fastest in the world or near the top
KwietStorm  +   996d ago
The thing that stands out to me the most, and I don't know the exact numbers, but I think about half of the 360's market subscribes to XBL. Since half of that community doesn't ever touch multiplayer, its safe to assume a large portion of that subset doesn't even have their unit connected online at all. So is this entire market just screwed? If they never have their console online, or if its [understandably] too much to "register" it online once a day for them, especially when they're not going to play multiplayer anyway, wouldn't that just render the console useless for them?
Auron  +   996d ago
wow.. I may just have to pass on the xbox one. sad I loved the first two.
McScroggz  +   996d ago
What I'm curious about is the whole taking a game to a friends house. On the surface it seems fine because all you need is your gamertag off the cloud, but if every game requires you to download it to you HD does that mean if I take a game to a friends house I have to download it to his console?
Beahmscream  +   996d ago
Correct, unfortunately.
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Godmars290  +   996d ago
The point is that can't simply loan a game to a friend to play overnight or for a weekend. You have to let them use your account, and during that time you can't use it. You wont be able to play anything on your system because your friend will have the access to your account.
Soldierone  +   996d ago
Always online is confirmed. EVERY single time Sessler asked "is it always online?" He responds by walking around the question. "Well, we took advantage of the internet." "Well it utilizes auto updates" "well its always online"

That and the only thing he really confirms about used titles is that its tied to your account..... Honestly didn't think MS would do this.....
Beahmscream  +   996d ago
Exactly. If this were untrue, he would've come right out and nipped it in the bud.
_-EDMIX-_  +   996d ago
Now I like the rest of you have a HUGE problem with what MS is doing with this DRM thing, but I'm even more upset with how they are handleing it.

They are not just firmly saying yes or no, they are beating around the bush and then avoiding it and then confirming it elsewhere. Is there a reason why none of this was stated at the Press Event?

WOW kinda left out your games are tied to your account and are INSTALL ONLY, whoops, for got to tell you that internet is required once ever 24 hours. I don't understand.....they know it, post it, confirm it yet on air its as if they are unsure about what to say exactly. All this smells like they are afraid of the reaction of any interviewer because of how its worded.

ie. If I'm interviewing a PR guy and I say "There has been talk about your system blocking used ames can you tell use about that?" They now have to say WHY such a thing might be there. HOW do you answer such a thing logically? There is no techical reason why teh XBONE needs to have the games install as suppose to running off the BD drive. They have messed up ROYALLY! The only way they leave this unharmed is by taking back ALL THOSE FEATURES, say "In light of all the negative feed back" etc they need to do it quick or they may have just lost next gen before it even started.

I honestly can't believe what happened yesterday and just how poorly MS is handleing it.
Pillsbury1  +   996d ago
Microsoft is making so many wrong decisions with DRM and always online. You can't even let a friend borrow it without them paying full price? that's BS. A new low for Microsoft greediness.
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hazelamy  +   996d ago
it's funny, i used to be able to play my game wherever i went through a much simpler method.
taking the bloody disc with me.
Skate-AK  +   996d ago
I think blocking used games is in the top 3 of what they did wrong. There are games I would have never bought if I didn't borrow it from my brother and try it first.
Swiftfox  +   996d ago
There is a contradiction between what this gentleman says and the conference he is referencing. He says Xbox One will have 15 exclusives at launch. The conference had the representative stating 15 exclusives over the first year—not at launch.

I also would have liked if Sessler asked him to explain the process after purchasing a used Xbox One game, rather than simply the question of playing a game at a friends house.
colonel179  +   996d ago
He didn't ask because they guy said that they will comment on how that works at a later time.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   996d ago
your all pathetic keep making up lies
yakuzakazuya  +   996d ago
Been absent from n4g for quite a long time. I am back simply to express my disappointment with how Xbox One is heading to...screwing up the gamers. PS4 for me then.
BranWheatKillah  +   996d ago
This is the death of consoles.
Godmars290  +   996d ago
Only if its successful and every other console maker follows suit.
Rainstorm81  +   996d ago
Microsoft Consoles
Godmars290  +   996d ago
Not answering one question. Always leans ones concerning offline back to online.
badkolo  +   996d ago
you need a persistant internet connection to come online and troll dont you, and if your internet goes down you cant get online with your pc and use the internet. who do you blame then
iliimaster  +   996d ago
if our internet goes down we can still watch bluray movies!!! yayyyyyy i wont be able to play games i paid over 60$ for but i sure can watch a bluray movie... gamers needa step up and not buy this cancer of a console
Ashunderfire86  +   996d ago
Here is my take on always Online for Xbox One. The always online feature could be used for games like Destiny, and many MMOs, Free To Play, multiplayer maps and etc. I guarantee the cloud feature is used for this. If there is a fee for second hand gaming, than why have great rental services like Gamefly? Do Microsoft expect gamers to rent the game with a $60 dollar retail price tag? They are already paying $8 to 38 dollars a month on Gamefly.
KingKevo  +   996d ago
What creeps me out is the sentence he says at 3:12: "And it's definately always listening to you [...]." That's a creepy thought that Microsoft COULD theoretically collect data and whatnot because of what you say. If you use the term "football" a lot they could give you ads focused on that, but they could do so many worse things with that and spy you :/.

Sure my PC has a mic too, but that is not "always listening", only when I want to, but one thing we know about the Xbox is that Kinect is always on. People who will buy an Xbox One, get ready and use some tape and foam for the Kinect camera and microphone. To everyone else, congratulations for not buying that one piece of disaster.

Edit: But I'm sure the Xbox One will know when the camera and mic get taped and it won't work anymore and tell you to 'ensure that Kinect is able to function properly.'
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3sexty rulzzz  +   996d ago
who the hell is going to switch to tv while there are in the middle of playing games. ms developed this black box with gamers taking a back seat. Im done. tv. as every day goes by I get more and more pissed at microsoft.
Loki86  +   996d ago
I switch over to my television alot especially if I am watching football or the playoffs for any sport. I also will switch over to see what's going on in my favorite shows and so forth. I think you would be surprised how many people do this.
Loki86  +   996d ago
I thought Matt did a great job for the most part laying out the plan, there obviously stuff that they won't let him fully explain because I don't think they know their final answer yet. Phil Harrison jumped the gun big time by saying it has to be connected everyday, I honestly don't see this as true. Also, he said some game modes you will be able to continue to play. Which interprets as you can play off-line, but for how long, do you have to be connected to do installs, do you have to use the online features if you don't want them. Hopefully they touch on this at E3 so I can make a better informed decision.
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