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Submitted by Burrito26a 401d ago | article

Navy publication blasts Xbox One

New report from independent military magazine Navy Times takes issue with connectivity and region-lock policies. (Xbox One)

NameRemoved0017  +   401d ago
The medias finally going to leak this piece of craps "features" onto the market. I hope their console fails, it represents everything a true gamer doesn't want.
ChozenWoan  +   401d ago
How can anyone support a console that doesn't support the troops... THE TROOPS!!!

(cue patriotic music http://www.youtube.com/watc... )

You know those men and women putting their lives on the line so you and I can play video games in peace. Those men and women who are fighting for freedom everywhere who just want to relax and play some games in their off time. Those men and women who are securing the deep sea cables that keep the net working... yea those people need our support and to play video games even while out of port.

Support the Troops and support the console that insures their freedom to game.

#thanksps4supportingourtroops
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Cueil  +   401d ago
you know they can't hook their PS4 up the military networks... it's great they can play them offline, but many military members use Xbox Live... yes... imagine that there is online connectivity on a military post... you're not going to get that in the forward possitions, but the reality is that it's probably not in your best interest to bring a 400-500 dollar console into the front lines. It's also likely that Microsoft will provide some means for the military to use Xbox Ones through their network
MysticStrummer  +   401d ago
FREEDOM!!!

*guts fall out*
Enemy  +   401d ago
It is pretty funny that Sony, a Japanese company, supports our troops more than Microsoft, an American corporation. So much for "patriotism."

Microsoft needs to leave the gaming industry and never come back. They've done nothing but damage it.
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NihonjinChick  +   401d ago
@Cueil You do know that everybody in the military isn't on the front lines, right?
turnerdc  +   401d ago
I don't think it's that big of a deal. Not every device made has to cater towards the military. I was actually in the Navy for 5 years (OS2(SW)) and made 3 deployments. Unfortunately my watch rotation left very little time for anything other than working and sleeping. Even if I did have more free time I don't think I would bring my console. Cramped living spaces, had to share ONE 32 inch TV between 70+ people, things that weren't secured were thrown around due to the rocking of the ship, moist environment, and theft of personal items was fairly common. I can see where people are coming from though and am not surprised that many are bothered.
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NioRide  +   400d ago
@turnerdc

Do you know what the MWR is? Because this device is not usable at any of their locations anywhere. Simply because you need a account to play the game which means for each copy of the game they would need multiple accounts, or create 1 account per game.

At my local MWR there are about 15 40" TV's all with Ps3/360s on them, None of them are hooked up to the internet.

So really the X1 has lost a pretty large number of sales.
kreate  +   400d ago
barracks dont have wifi.
when ur in the field, u sleep in tents.
they give u electricity. but no internet.

u can have tv, game console, sound systems hooked up. but yet again, no internet.

so xbone doesnt work for military. while offline electronics works fine.

and yes.. soldiers take consoles to the front lines (not in the traditional sense)

worrying about sleep is occasional, not the whole deployment will be sleep depraved missions.

its against regulationst to not give ur soldiers sleep continuously. or off-time.

there's lots of sitting around and waiting around in the military.

front lines in a traditional sense doesnt really exist anymore for the american military. just doesnt need to, and we wouldnt go to a war in that manner.
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Grunt0311  +   400d ago
I am a E4 in the USMC Infantry. When i was deployed to Afghanistan or Jordan no one cared for gaming. And Im a pretty big gamer. PS1/2 and Xbox 360. When i was deployed i had other duties and responsibilities bigger then gaming. like damn we didnt have a tv or any gaming consoles when i was in a FPB. No AC No internet until the end of my deployment where the last 3 weeks of a 7 month deployment we got a good break at a FOB. Im not going to bash on Navy but they are spoiled and crying because they cant connect to the internet for a deployment . Go F yourselves. Grow up and realize there are my brothers and yours in arms that dont get to have internet to at least talk to their families back home. Myself and many other Marines are purchasing the Xbox One because of everything it brings.
NioRide  +   400d ago
I'm active Duty Navy for 3 years, You seem to have the entire wrong idea, because on the ship we have the same exact problem. We don't have internet, we don't have TV and we don't get days off.
ChozenWoan  +   400d ago
So your gonna get a console that has to have a constant internet connection to show your support for the troops who dont have an internet connection at all?!?

Like NioRide and my friends in the Navy have pointed out, they don't have internet connections so they need a console that can function without one. Thus why they are backing the PS4, because the XBOne requires a stable internet connection and thus wont work on the ships.
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RiPPn  +   401d ago
This is what happens when you declare war on retailers and consumers. Sony is going to get tons of free press by being the console of choice while Microsoft is going to have to dump buckets of money in advertising just to keep it's head above water, This is going to be fun to watch, heck it already has been!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   401d ago
I live in a naval city,.. and have had ex-navy friends as roommates and as homies,.. They are good people,.. and they game.\
This is a straight disrespect to them trust me.. straight from the horses mouth.. -they also aren't down with the kinect.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   401d ago
show your face shill, the (one)disagree --the ^above^ is straight truth.
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Cherchez La Ghost  +   401d ago
......(covers face in shame)......!!! This is the last thing you want to see, MS. Bad news travel fast!!
GamersRulz  +   401d ago
get a PS4 instead! no big deal!

I heard that PS consoles are not allowed in the military, which if this is true, then HUGE FUCKING FACEPALM!

Patriotism my @$$.
ginsunuva  +   401d ago
Who said PS consoles aren't allowed in the military???
GamersRulz  +   401d ago
I think it was interview with Major Nelson, when asked about the military issue for X1. check the full interview.

http://gamingbolt.com/major...
Silly gameAr  +   401d ago
But, the positive PR that MS has been trying so hard to buy..I mean earn. This is just pure hate on the X1 for no reason I tell you!
No_Limit  +   401d ago
Hey Navy, just get a PS4 or Wii and problem solve. No need to mess around with an online dependent console. There are other choices
MasterCornholio  +   401d ago
And instead of giving a solution to our troops Microsoft recommends them a 360 a last generation console.

But at least they have the PS4 and the Wii U which are free from this crazy online policy.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   401d ago
Xbox One hates everything.
PerryCaravello  +   401d ago
Damn.

Microsoft is getting their asses reamed by everyone lol.

Nice!

#PS4
edonus  +   401d ago
I can understand why the military would be upset. But again every product doesnt have to be made for every one.

I know you may be upset all you have is Ps4 to play the newest games of this generation and that makes you sad (I would be too) but its not that bad of a console, its cheaper and its has some OK games to.... Not the quality of Xbox but commendable at least.

Look on the bright side when you come back to the civilized and connected world. You will have a bunch of stuff to catch up on with the ONE.

So travel with your Ps4 set your home centers up around the ONE.
Hicken  +   401d ago
You're right. Every product doesn't have to be made for everyone.

Everyone's money doesn't have to go to every product, either. Folks in the military- roughly a third of our population is in one branch or another- will likely spend their money on other products.

So will I.
rainslacker  +   400d ago
The connected world is more civilized than the non-connected one? Do you even read the comments on N4G or other websites? Civility is the last thing I would think of when I think of the average internet user or forum.
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mayberry  +   401d ago
X1 seems like the "grumpy cat" in gaming, mad at, and about everything!

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