VB - A gamer with a sense of humor decided to make a flowchart that reveals how to activate games on Xbox One.
What a mess.. Now I know why Best Buy downsized the games section and took out the game trading counter
Whenever someone falls in to MS's trap and buys an XbOne, you can tell them, "you just got Xboned!" and laugh out loud. :-)
LOL @chart you would think it's a parody but they are actual situations you may face, all of them!
WOW All that just to play a GAME? I feel sorry for the causal gamers and parents when they find about this too late .
How can anyone look at this and think "Yay, I'm going to buy an Xbox One?"
Umm, because people actually have their own opinions? Strange concept I know. But alas we have those who want to take a leadership role acting like we live in a democratic society while trying to force their opinions onto others and chastise those who disagree. EDIT Ah yes, the leader knows all. God forbid anyone just enjoying something. No, it has to be all political and a concerted effort to poll everyone and to create groups to make us feel better about ourselves. This whole you're either with us or against us is so juvenile. People will buy what they want to buy, they don't owe you a reason. Those 12 million plus people who bought Diablo III on a system plagued by piracy certainly don't owe you a reason why they bought it and do you really think they care if you call them shills for Blizzard? They are enjoying their content, not spending every waking moment of their free time petitioning against a console.
This isn't a matter of opinions. This is a matter of actively supporting an ecosystem of death designed not to be beneficial to the market but ONLY to Microsoft and publishers of like minds. Again, how can anyone look at this and think "Yay, I'm going to buy an Xbox One?" Addendum: Without being completely devoid of intellect or being a complete shill.
CONFIRMED: -24 hour DRM. (Console checks in once every 24 hours online) -1 hour DRM if not using home console. -Mandatory Kinect. -No renting, no loaning. No private sales (unless selling to someone who has been on your friends list for 30 days) -Internet connection required. -Trade-ins are up to the publisher and only at "participating" retailers. +You can give a game to a friend only if they have been on your friends list for 30 days, and then only ONCE. +Up to 10 family members can play your games from any console at any time? You & one other at a time. Also, where is the guarantee that majority of publishers won't restrict me from letting my friend borrow it? Or letting me sell the game if it sucks? And you're telling me this is fine?
This is just common sense. Why would you pay the same price to use a game that you don't own when you could pay the same price and own it free and clear. If you want to waste your money like that be my guest. But most people are not that loyal to any one company. And they shouldn't be. They have better uses for that money.
Yay, I'm going to buy an Xbox One (and a PS4 and Wii U). A little bothered but then again change has always caused an uproar. I do game on digital distribution services (Steam, Origin, etc), watch many of my shows/movies on streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc), buy eBooks for my tablet, buy/listen/stream my music on digital services (Google Music, iTunes, Amazon, etc), and game quite a bit on OnLive and Google Play. So maybe I'm just so used to having almost all of my media through streaming and/or download services. Like I said, change has always caused an uproar and I can understand why many people are angry, but believe it or not there are people who don't have much of a problem with this. To automatically question their intellect and/or label them as a shill because of their personal taste is just being ignorant.
@Darrius Cole, "This is just common sense. Why would you pay the same price to use a game that you don't own when you could pay the same price and own it free and clear." People already do it all the time when buying items off of the Playstation Store, Xbox Live, Nintendo Network and Steam. It's called convenience. You will own those Xbox one games, you will be able to sell them. The difference is only to authorized dealers. @HammadTheBeast "-24 hour DRM. (Console checks in once every 24 hours online)" So? If you post here once a day it's the same thing. Oh, it's the principle. Wow. "-1 hour DRM if not using home console." See above. No big deal. "-Mandatory Kinect." Good, it means developers will have a 1:1 ratio knowing all owners have it and not treat it as a peripheral like the Playstation Move that got hardly any real support which was a shame given it was a great device. "-No renting, no loaning. No private sales (unless selling to someone who has been on your friends list for 30 days)" Who else would I loan my games to, some guy I happen to sit next to on the bus? "-Internet connection required." We've already went over this, this is the 21st century. "-Trade-ins are up to the publisher and only at "participating" retailers." Could be an issue for some. May mean less games I buy. "+You can give a game to a friend only if they have been on your friends list for 30 days, and then only ONCE." Then it's probably better to sell it at registered stores. "+Up to 10 family members can play your games from any console at any time? You & one other at a time." Sounds like a plus. You also omitted games always being updated and single player games being alive even when you're not playing them.
You are quite a spin-doctor, Mike Myers. It's really not necessary to pick apart your arguments, because for every positive you list, there are countless real-world scenarios that would instantly transform them into negatives. And please...if for only the sake of your cause, stop trying to use the hypocrisy of others as a logical defense for your arguments. That's a tried and true logical fallacy the internet has been abusing since the dawn of time. Even if we all were ignoring the other devices and games that toy with the issues of privacy and consumer rights (which I don't think anyone is), it STILL would not be a logical defense for your arguments.
"People already do it all the time when buying items off of the Playstation Store, Xbox Live, Nintendo Network and Steam. It's called convenience. You will own those Xbox one games, you will be able to sell them. The difference is only to authorized dealers." Sorry sparky, you will not own those games on Xbox One. You will be renting a license. How can a shill not know that? Oh and uh, there is more to that "difference." You know, things like publishers determining price instead of the market (otherwise known as cornering the market), the degradation of competition (otherwise known as creating a monopoly). Don't be surprised if Microsoft gets into more antitrust suits. "So? If you post here once a day it's the same thing. Oh, it's the principle. Wow." Wrong again sparky. Difference: Choice. Being able to choose to type here is not the same as being forced to. Wow, I'm not surprised you didn't get that. "See above. No big deal." Considering that you got that wrong, yeah it is a big deal. A 24 hour forced check in has less probability of failure. An hourly check in has a MUCH higher probability of failure. Oh, but who cares if you can't play your single player, new game just because your internet ran out. No one plays video games anymore. All they want to do is get fat in their lazyboy "snapping" into various tv shows and movies while a camera tracks their vitals. Right? "Good, it means developers will have a 1:1 ratio knowing all owners have it and not treat it as a peripheral like the Playstation Move that got hardly any real support which was a shame given it was a great device." Sorry Sparky, I'm pretty sure that he meant mandatory connected Kinect. And that ain't good. "Who else would I loan my games to, some guy I happen to sit next to on the bus?" Although this won't be an issue for you, that 11th friend sitting in the corner in the dark over there. "We've already went over this, this is the 21st century." Sup Adam? http://www.quickmeme.com/me... "Could be an issue for some. May mean less games I buy." Wow, a concession? The world must be ending. "Then it's probably better to sell it at registered stores." And still get nothing for it. "Sounds like a plus. You also omitted games always being updated and single player games being alive even when you're not playing them." And you omitted the cloud forcing always online beyond just a 24 hour check in, and entire libraries becoming useless when Microsoft decides to shut down the servers (or even if they have server issues on their end), and a host of other anti-consumer, anti-competition policies.
http://oi42.tinypic.com/2zg... for guys like you, mike.Who seem hellbent on defending this just because it doesn't currently burst your bubble.
No, we just care more than you. We help while you sell out and get lost in the flow chart. Not us. Plug and play! No installs required! (what the hell is this anyway? 1994 and Xbone discs are like AOL?) You do have an opinion............but it's terrible.
MS had all the opportunities in the world to avoid this mess. First opportunity: Adam Oarth drama (I feel sorry for him now, he was telling the truth) second opportunity: May 21st reveal disastrous reactions. and yet MS kept saying that " We are listening!!" o_O Seriously MS!! is that what you came up after you listened to the fans? what was the original plan? a blood and semen samples every time I want to operate Xbone? What a disaster! and the worst of all, fanboys who are defending this $hit.
Screw Orth, his #dealwithit campaign played him off as a douche.
Blood and Semen sample hilarious! Can't forget retinal scan, hair follicle test, with a finger print scanner that's optional!
because we are full of retards in this world ,hey deal with it
I'll be buying the Xbox One. Here's why. I have never resold any of my past games nor do I really go back and play them. When I spend $20-$40 on a game (I usually wait till they drop in price), I get my money's worth from playing the game and then I'm done with it. It's like going out to a dinner and a movie. What do you have to show when that $75 night is over? So the DRM part does not bother me one bit. When it comes to checking in online, guess what? My 360 has been connected since day one. Once again, this does not bother me. Having the Kinect always plugged in I can live without but it is what it is. Oh well, it's not a deal breaker. When it comes to lending games, I only do it with a few select friends who are always connected (on the 360) anyways. Here's the thing, a lot of people are in the same situation as me. They will buy the Xbox One not because they are sheep but because a lot of this stuff that "true gamers" are upset about really doesn't affect them. I will drop my money to experience whatever Xbox One has to offer and then I'll move on when I'm done. I have other things to worry about than to worry if my game is really mine or if Kinect is spying on me. I personally don't feel I will be screwed over this next generation by either company. They're giving me 10-100+ hours of entertainment for next to nothing. That's far from being screwed over. I think people on this board need to step back and say to themselves "I don't like what MS is doing so I will speak with my wallet" instead of constantly posting articles and writing posts about the doom and gloom of the Xbox One. By the way, I will be purchasing a PS4 as well. I can't wait till Christmas. Life's good. Now, having said all that, I do respect everyone's opinion about the issues at hand. I'm just getting tired of the immature comments.
Microsoft loves boning their customers in uncomfortable ways.
Thank you Sony, you will always be my number 1, I can't wait to buy a PS4 and experience another generation of world class gaming. Love to learn and learn to love, god bless you Sony. The loving way is the Sony way.
microsoft will make a game out of it ahahah it was really fun i failed 3 times, i just wanted to play a game XD you will never win at that game, the wise move is to #jumpout
One of the best things I've ever saw on the internets.
Never really thought Microsoft would go through with it and thought the rumors would be false, but they just alienated a lot of gamers who don't have internet/good internet. Ps4 has done everything I want with a console so far and I hope it stays that way.
all roads lead to getting boned.
Prepare your anus
"Butt cheeks deployed sir"
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