Will gamers be able to perform the 24 hour check in using their mobile phone networks?
That helps the problem! Lets all set our alarms to go off at a certain time every day just to check in with M$ & let them know we are all good.. Ya ok
No if a mobile connection like 3g is used then no schedule is needed, just use your cell phone to briefly connect at your convenience. ...you dont stay connected, its not that you have to check in every 24hrs if you arent gaming for a week, no just every 24hrs since you last signed in or the next time you play whichever comes first, its a brief verification to ID your console/games. This is another option for those who dont have internet...why are you mad? Edit: Pope Kaz I'm not a follower of your church, I do what I want. lol
Jokesonyou stop defending ms in every article when they are completely in the wrong, hey man bring over street fighter we will have some games.... oh well our hour is up...was fun while it lasted.
In next weeks news: "Microsoft: Gamers Stink, Xbox One Will Not Play Any Games" JokesOnYou: "We'll that's ok, Microsoft knows what's best for us. I'm sure tv is actually fantastic. I haven't watched enough tv lately"
Why does anyone have to check in every 24? I though parole was abolished a long time ago. Guess MS didn't hear about it.
Ide love to know how many people on here who are kicking up a fuss about the xbox one were going to get one anyone and I would love to see the number of people who own a 360 and don't have an internet connection. If you think its a bad idea that's fine and it means you are not going to buy the console and you can go and buy a PS4 or even a WiiU but are people who buy these consoles not going to use them on line to? This site is really full of moaning people and they jump from one band to another. A few weeks ago its was all doom and gloom about the Wiiu before that it was the PSV before that it was the 3DS. If this is a gaming site then why don't you go out and support the console you want by buying the games you want and if someone likes something different accept it rather than going on and on how your hardware/software is better than there's. We have a choice in life and if this move is a big mistake then we will see this when sales are poor of the xbox one. If its not a bad choice by them we will see xbox one sales do well.
Lmao!!!....the jokes on you! We told you guys that Microsoft is evil.don't pay for live.but noooooo! We told you guys for years to be better consumers.but nooooo! If Sony does it,screw them too.but we told you guys for years to not support their business practices.now it comes to this and may screw us all.....shame....
C'mon mcstorm The irony is you're moaning about people complaining. I own a ps360 and I'm annoyed at what's transpired. I'm not magically given one option to either moan or not buy...I can do both and then some. Even jokes on you has voiced some reservations about whats happening (he seems to be back on de mode today though ;). Should it only be 360 die hards who can voice their opinion. If you separate the wheat from the chaff, in regards to opinions, you can see many aren't just pissed at ms, but anxious about the path these practices may lead our industry, especially if others follow suit, making it the norm. DD was destined to open pandoras box....I'm not trying to jump in head first like this I'm afraid. I will voice my opinion and would expect those who genuinely have concerns to voice them too
I agree with you. If you can perform the 24h check in with your mobile that solves the "if I dont have a connection problem". That said ... I just dont feel comfortable having to signal to MS everyday "Hey I'm here" if I game on a daily basis for instance. There's just something off with the whole procedure ... cant exactly pin point it. I am ready though to bypass it if the XOne comes with the games, exclusive games of course, otherwise no need tu put up with all the hassle.
You do what you want yet you are willing to check in with Microsoft everyday? I think you way want to go away and think about what you just said.
"You do what you want yet you are willing to check in with Microsoft everyday?" You act is if I'm personally going down to the police station to get drug tested, lol my 360 right now signs me in everyday when I turn it on. Its a passive login not a damm full body cavity search stop being so dramatic. Theres nothing you physically have to do.
The issues others got with fans like you , is that every new bad news every gaming gen , you are nonchalant saying "so ? it's not a big deal" . Meanwhile the issues and grievance keeps piling up , as they keep testing our breaking point , even if you seem to have none so far . it keeps getting worse , more and more intrusive , but "hey it's ok it's not a cavity search and probe" -_- . The funny part is i'm not even sure some fanboys still wouldnt spin a cavity search positively :p . More seriously , and that the sad part , none of you fanboys are even hable or trying to at least spin some benefits and gain from those measures . All you got is "it's not SO BAD" . You all prance around issues , minimise them and can't argue a benefit from being forced to check in to play offline . And no , social features arent even a benefit at all for offline players so we can't even go there .
@ Jokes...Yea let me just have to buy a $400 smart phone now to + the $60 internet just so I can turn on my xbox one while I'm not in the room when they spent millions on a feature for me to do same thing when in the room ? I think the joke is on you buddy
@Baka-akaB, Well its you that have issues, #1 I've made it clear since before and after micro's May 21st presentation which was UNclear on their DRM used game policy that I didn't like it, everything else I have been very clear that always on 24hr check, is not a problem for me. I guess you only hear what you want to hear. JokesOnYou + 1d 1h ago "where you see a negative I see something cool, ease of use, convenience sure it may not be for everybody but why in the hell would I complain about things that I actually like or dont mind for ex. always on 24hr check, controller charging, kinect, media/tv intergration, these are are things that I think are going to make MY experience better in the long run, as for used game drm, No I hate it, I spoke out, Ive sent negative emails almost daily on xbox live, Ive put negative feedback on forums, Ive participated in the no drm xbox twitter campaign but what im not going to do is let you or others like you on n4g dictate to me whats good for me." http://n4g.com/news/1273165... lol, it seems YOU want to make me complain, and force your opinion down my throat, well find another one "looking to fit in" with your BS, I've had internet for 12+ years, a quick internet check in doesn't bother me 1 bit, I PRAYED for Kinects inclusion in all consoles so dev's can take FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION INTO HYBRID GAMES, instead holding back with shallow add on support because not everybody has one....these are the issues, this is my opinion but I'm sure it will fly right over your head 'cause you cant fathom the idea that YOUR SITUATION/preferences ARE not whats best for everybody. ps4 suits me less, I hate the (ps3)controller, I enjoyed less games on ps3 vs 360, I like shooters but KZ bores me, psn lacks the community I have on 360, SO my assumption is that for these reasons+other minor preferences ps4 won't give me the best gaming experience yet I'm not so self conscious enough to spend my time ranting all over ps3/ps4 news. TLOU btw looks like it will be 1 of the few games like UC2 that I really like on ps3....no kidding. NO grievances are piling up, the original rumors were that there would be no used games and the console would be "always on", yet when micro clarifies (likely due to xbox forum/twitter complaints from real xbox fans like ME who really do care and not you sonyfanboys) then you guys move the goal post. Like every xbox fan said before the presentation and same for E3 NOTHING will ever be good enough for you sonyfanboys, YOU know that, I know that and anybody who isn't blind can see you guys are in it for the witch hunt not the improvement of the brand. Come on bro, I didn't start n4g yesterday why do you guys who've been hating on everything xbox for years TRY TO ACT LIKE SAINTS SENT TO SAVE THE INDUSTRY? lmfao, just stop.
This is a POSSIBLE solution to a problem that should never have existed in the first place.
That's getting ridiculous
This is a great solution actually I hope it will be possible. Not many people have a standard internet connection. But a lot of people have a connected cellphone.
totally B.S. why do i have to be restricted like that... One thing for developers, if you really want money from us gamers, well better step up and give us good quality games..simple as that. if your game is good everybody will hype it and everybody will be interested to get their own copy to play it.. Gamers do have the right to sell their games if your game sucks we will sell it maybe full price or half price to get another game which is more better one
This is just unbelievable. Why would anybody put up with something that has so many ridiculous and unnecessary hurdles. They're treating people like criminals on probation.
As a kid I always wanted other consoles besides playstation like N64, dreamcast, xbox, gamecube, x360. But I never had enough money to afford more than one console each generation. Now that I do have enough money, I dont want any other console besides playstation.
This is ridiculous. Kotaku has a great opinion piece up... gamers need to start standing up for their consumer rights.
Another stupid idea, congrats!
Oh good on any mobile device, was wondering the way Microsoft is going that one can only connect with a 'windows' enabled phone.
I think your missing the point. What Microsoft is doing is setting a dangerous precedent. They started slow and worked their way up. At first it way paying for online, then it was holding free services like Crackle and Youtube behind a paywall. Now they're telling people they don't have any real control over how they buy used games. I use ebay ALOT to find those games that don't normally stay in retail for long. So MS policy on this is a non starter for me. It's understandable that games are becoming more digital. But the way Microsoft is forcing it down everyone's throat is leaving many gamers with a bitter taste.
for me this was the light at the end of the tunnel. I've always wanted a console that supported mobile broadband for online, because I move a lot so wi-fi isn't always available. I pray that the PS4 has such functionality. I don't agree with the check-ins and stuff but a console that supports mobile broadband is very welcomed.
No. Next article please.
This is nothing new, I've been playing Blops2 on my PS3 with my 4G US Cellular Hotspot for months now without really any problems. Though it was pretty easy to exceed the 10GB monthly limit, each GB over is an additional $10. Ouch Lol!
$10 per gig. That's not too bad. I expected it to be more.
Microsoft: Solution to 24hour sign in/check in. Buy a stupid windows phone and do it away from home.
Your Wii U is waiting patiently. Backwards compatability, Plays used games, no connection required, virtual console, off-screen play. SWEET! I could go on, but I think that says enough. By 2016, back to back champs. My prediction. Notice how I didn't put down the xbox1 or ps4, cause i'm not a Troll. Just a true gamer.
Microsoft is setting a bad trend if people buy into this BS.
This is a solution for most. I'm sure most people on this site, well over 90% have a smartphone. I'm not one of them, but this does make this easier to deal with. I do understand where they are coming from. But, I don't like this at all. But this solution makes it less of a problem. I do believe the only people that should be complaining are the people who actually intended to get one. PS fans hoping to get people to switch have made themselves so annoying that the PS4 is less of a option because I wouldn't want to play games with many of these people. There's so little integrity and BS that only universal mute can solve in MP. I did want both, now I might not get either.
The industry was allready in trouble before xbox 1 pulled all the restrictions its bs an i dont like ps at all but i might have to start giving it a chance because i will never buy another microsoft product again...i waited 7 plus years for the new xbox defended them sayin theres no way there gonna do any of this they would be crazy to do any of this... guess what they did so they can kiss my ass an it sucks to not be able to play the next halo but they wont get a dime from me an any of my friends or family that arent into the latest news as much as me ... when i told them about what the next xbox is doin everyone of them without a pause said im not gettin one then so u think these things are gonna fly off shelves i know atleast 100 people personally that wont buy one that would off before the shit hit the fan
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