Xbox One Reverses DRM! Angry Rant Pt.3

Angry Joe Reacts to the surprising news that Xbox One has Reversed its DRM Policies

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dedicatedtogamers1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

Love your videos, Angry Joe!

Glad he doesn't give Microsoft or the apologists a free pass.

xHeavYx1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

Can't wait to see his PS4 exclusive reviews.
By the way, Question, when he interviewed Major Nelson and he was explaining the family sharing, he used the word "check" many times, like he can call someone on his family list and "check" the game, is there any confirmation that your family members can play the whole game?

Lovable1519d ago

Forget about the family sharing thing since it's already been scrapped!

AhmadCentral1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

It's been confirmed that the family sharing was more like a glorified demo. Basically you buy the game at $60. Get home and install it. Add the game to your library.

Any one of your 10 friends can check it out by going to you library and downloading it. However, here is the catch MS never told anyone, you can only play the game for 60 minutes. After that time you get redirected to the Xbox marketplace to download the full version at RRP.

So MS even misled us on their family share system. People were saying they would have wanted this but i don't see why. This is just a solution to the problem they caused. On PS3 and 360 this is called rentals or loaning your game.

I'm glad the DRM is gone, back to free demos, renting and loaning as it should be.

This is a win for gamers.

Edit: for those who disagree all the evidence is at neogaf and confirmed by CBOAT.

GenericNameHere1519d ago

I know he said he's not buying PS3, but he should definitely play The Last of Us. He's from Texas, and Joel is from Texas. Not that big of a deal, but I think he would kinda like it.

Bzone241519d ago

Lol. If it was just a glorified demo ahmad, why was it dropped with the drm changes? It was dropped because that was the way for you to share games because of the drm. It was basically a trade off for you not being able to loan the physical disc. It was one of the better features. It's sad that you believe every negative rumor that you ever hear about the xbox and you can't really think for yourself.

AhmadCentral1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

I don't know why it was dropped Bzone24. I'm just reporting the facts. Please don't insult me and say i can't think for myself.

Do you really think publishers would have let microsoft get away with people sharing their games with 10 other people? You can't do that on the Xbox 360 or PS3. Hardly a trade off when it's a system you can exploit wide open. There was always bound to be some kind of catch and we finally have evidence that the family sharing was limited to just 60 minutes.

Makes sense really. Like i said no way publishers would agree. Especially when they made Sony drop their game sharing policy from five consoles to two.

Bzone241519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

I was only saying you can't think for yourself because you take a rumor on the internet as fact without any proof. You aren't reporting the facts, you are reporting the rumors under the lie of it being fact. There is no real 60 minute proof. Just a lot of anonymous postings. That's not really proof.

It's a moot point anyways. Family sharing is gone.

SilentNegotiator1519d ago

Major Nelson was a major windbag in that interview and was very belligerent towards the hard questions.

Dir_en_grey1519d ago

So all Xbone was trying to do is just to do what PS3 and PS+ is already doing, just re-marketing the same idea.

360 only users never even knew these services already exist on PS3 and thought it was amazing, but now MS can't even deliver.

Oh well sad for people who only fall for marketing ploy and have no clue what's going on outside of the well they live in.

Death1519d ago

Man, that is awseome! I had no idea I could rip all my games to my PS3 HDD and share them with 2 people. Oh, wait. I can't. Thanks for showing me things from outside my walls genius.

indysurfn1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

Am I the only person that caught this?
Okay at the start of this Microsoft fooled people by using terms. Like LEND(should have been check out/check in) lending. Now they are being successful by using the term:
"offline game". Did you catch that, if you install a "OFFLINE game" then you will not have restrictions, that is the condition.

What defines a "OFFLINE game" What if only one game has the label of offline game on it? Most likey candidate would be a turned based rpg.
Heck what percent of games don't have a component of online on 360 games right now? Microsoft almost required it with few exceptions.
If there is a term "OFFLINE game" as a condition. for you to not have to get online.

Then that is a out, for Microsoft to change nothing! Don't trust a company that keeeeeeeeeps making pot shots at your rights. And keeps adding names like "OFFLINE xbox one games", to fool you, otherwise they Fooled you twice! Are you going to let that happen?

Microsoft qoute:An internet connection will not be required to play OFFLINE Xbox One games....If they where not trying to fool you it would

read:An internet connection will not be required to play (any) Xbox One games. see the difference? I don't care if it drops to 199 It is still

taking away my used games rights!!! plus as I pointed out the DRM issue is conniving explained to fool us? This is what Microsoft meant by

they will make this CLEAR. (MORE TRICKY)
This could just be a feature on the back of the box. so if they dont make a offline box like they have a 'online multi player' capable box on the back of the disc it is okay to still drm you to there hearts are content!!!

Digital-Devil1518d ago

Here is part of a post from an Xbox 1 employee:
"When your family member accesses any of your games, they’re placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour"

Read the full post here:

Wh15ky1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )


Gutted about the family share feature being dropped. Myself and my 9 gaming buddies had already decided on the one game each of us was buying at launch so we had 10 different games each for the price of one.

That was sarcasm btw.

It amazes me that some people take marketing speak at face value without applying some common sense.

mewhy321518d ago

this guy wasn't afraid to put nelson on the spot!!!!! ROAR!!!! PS4 all the way.

mewhy321518d ago

Micro$oft listened to Gamestop NOT the forums. The pre orders were 4 to 1 in favor of PS4. They had to do something and they did. It was all about them losing their butts on their investment.

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NeXXXuS1519d ago

I want to touch his magnificent beard.

Veni Vidi Vici1519d ago

Only if you let him touch yours.

LackTrue4K1519d ago

lol....they took away...."Shamily share?!?!"


CoolBeansRus1518d ago

Yes. Yes they did. Why is that so funny? Does the PS4 have it?

People need to grow up around here.

NextGen24Gamer1519d ago

One thing about this guy that I can respect is that he is completely honest and is clearly not a fan boy! I hope he is right about Microsoft giving us family sharing still! That would make me so happy!

Let some of us decide to do digital & family share!

iceman061518d ago

Actually, he's a HUGE self-admitted fanboy of MS. However, he is also not blind about how detrimental the policies were. I just love how excited he gets AND how honest he is. Gotta love his Major Nelson interview because he was pushing the limit with his questions. He was even worried about the PR lady because it looked like she was in trouble after that interview.

Aceman181519d ago

everything he said is right on the money. i especially loved when he told off those people who are crying about something we didn't take away which microsoft did.

Delive1519d ago

He keeps referring to the family share plan. Must not have heard it was for a demo purpose to get your family to buy the game too.

FamilyGuy1519d ago

lmao @ the major nelson part

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KillrateOmega1519d ago


This guy is f*cking awesome XD

Septic1519d ago

Haha yeah he is entertaining to watch.

SpinalRemains1381518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Watch his walking dead survival instinct review.

I nearly pissed myself laughing the first time I watched it.

Yeah Angry Joe is a class act when it comes to gaming.

He loves Xbox and he was personally hurt by the DRM crap. He was not like the usual suspects here who would give their first born to MS to play Halo for an hour.

He says it straight and he says it with humor and he says it for all of us.

KUV19771519d ago

That guy is so annoying. Please explain how family sharing with digital titles would work without online verfication.

abc12331519d ago

It's verified at the point of download. How exactly can it NOT work?

Mystogan1519d ago

Yes but what if I install the game and never go back online? Do I keep the game and the owner loses his game?

Or do we both keep the game resulting in a free game for me.