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Microsoft Trademarks New 'Per-View' Content System for Xbox One

Gameranx: "Trademark suggest limit will be placed on number of viewers for content."

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nrvalleytime1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

If this is true, then I know exactly how many views it will ever get from me - 0.

C'mon Microsoft, at least make the system somewhat friendly.

Edit - I say this as a life-long Microsoft customer. The system is still in the wait-and-see phase, but limiting the amount of people who can view content is a bit narrow-minded. What about a football game? Or an evening playing games with multiple friends the system doesn't recognize? Granted, I know these concerns are probably being considered by Microsoft, but it's still disheartening at the moment.

fr0sty1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Now you know the real reason why Kinect is required to turn the system on. They want to be able to count how many of you are sitting in front of the screen so they can nickle and dime you based on the size of your family.

Better hope it doesn't think your dog is a person, or that nobody comes over while you're in the middle of watching a movie.

*Xbox has detected an additional viewer. You will be charged $1.99 to continue.*

daggertoes831220d ago

This is getting out of hand

amiga-man1220d ago

Any people who think M$ has user interests in mind are blind or stupid, it is one charge after another and if people accept it like they did the online tax with the 360 then it will only mean more and more money grabbing from M$.

Luckily it seems people have had enough and no longer support their crazy attempt at controlling gaming.

KInect spying in my home forget that!!!!!!

Enemy1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Ladies and gentlemen, our new child...

Xbox Paper One

dirigiblebill1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

It could just apply to a digital rental system of some kind. This is already the case for services like Google Play - you get a limited number of views for the download, or a limited time in which to watch it.

Think people need to stop jumping to conclusions, frankly. They f**ked up their messaging at that Xbox Reveal, but let's at least allow them to show us what they're up to rather than making foolish extrapolations.

From the trademark listing -->

"an associated license option on the number of individual consumers or viewers allowed to consume the content."

The Great Melon1220d ago

The Kinect will have to become a lot smarter to push that kind of BS on me. I would just turn the Kinect so that it only faces one person when there is a group.

NukaCola1220d ago

Why isn't xbone new getting better? Are they purposely piling a bad decision on top of another bad purpose?

blackbeld1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

???

WOW It's keeping better and better.

I got nothing to say anymore......

Greedy M$ bastards.

@ great melon,

That's not gonna work. It will know you doing that and will shutdown automatic.
It also got ears :(

BlmThug1220d ago

It just gets worse and worse and it all started when rumours of f***ing natal started popping up! :@

Autodidactdystopia1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Microsoft. SNAP THE F@#K OUT OF IT

I CAN NOT BELIEVE CAN NOT BELIEVE CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT CAN NOT

BE F#@#$G LIEVE what they are doing.

who is the guy, who is the fkn guy behind all of this who is it? its not gates, he at least had the sense to give you a reach around before nickel and diming you for the dvd remote for the ogxbox.

Gates needs to get back from Uganda and his eugenics research and bitch slap who ever this guy is he's left with the keys to his family Inheritance.

complete waste of millions in research. they couldn't pay me to buy this box.

boy am I on a rant today...

I am just so pissed at msoft, I used to really enjoy their stuff. mainly on the pc side but they've jacked that up as well.

SOMEONE tell me who is responsible for the complete clusterfk this has become. He needs to resign and apologise to the gaming community for just giving up.

this is some Stalinist s@#t they are pulling here.

what in the hell.

Im sorry dave...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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Kayant1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Well I guess we know why now ----> http://www.vg247.com/2013/0... and why kinect is mandatory

I really want to see what they got on the gaming side at E3 because if they are spending this much money on a partnership with NFL I don't see them caring about games too much no wonder that PoS conference was like that...

I bet most games at E3 will be kinect and multi-platform.

The Great Melon1220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Microsoft's features for the Xbox One seem to be heavily catered for the US market. I really wonder how much of these TV features will be utilized given the different tastes and licensing agreements abroad.

Godmars2901220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

So they're still talking about a viewer limit for "content"?

If it happens it will likely be after X1 sales and system use reach a certain number and percentage. And they've processed user household information though Kinect.

ElitaStorm1220d ago

omfg why call it a gaming console?

Rainstorm811220d ago (Edited 1220d ago )

Funny thing is they aren't...it's "An All in One Entertainment device"

I was looking for a Next-gen Gaming console

001220d ago

wow just one stupid thing after another, what a mess.

first1NFANTRY1220d ago

It's official. They've lost the plot.

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