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Xbox One Ditches One Of Xbox Live's More Annoying Limitations

Good news: Microsoft's Xbox Live online service is going to undergo some noteworthy changes for the Xbox One, and will do away with at least one of the current system's more annoying limitations.

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GraveLord1144d ago

Finally some good news with no strings attached.

Maddens Raiders1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

Meh... let me know when they kill the requirement for Kinect (absurd) and subscriptions for watching something you already pay for like Netflix. That's the real travesty and ripoff here.

This is just a smokescreen so a few low info 'Merricans in Wal-Mart can say, "oh would you look at that..."

buynit1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

Kinect is what makes it different from the ps4.. If you want 2 ps4's then buy 2 ps4's..

Smoke screen... Boy shut up you are the smoke in front of the screen..

Commandar_Shepard1144d ago

I don't get why having Netflix behind a paywall is such a deal breaker for many people. If you want to access it for free, just use your computer, smartphone, PS3, etc. Netflix isn't the only thing you're paying for and you shouldn't be spending $500 on a console just to watch Netflix.

On the topic of Xbox Live Gold features, I really hope that MS brings back 1 vs 100 or something of that equivalent.

mouzone1144d ago

@Commandar_Shepard

i have been wanting them to bring that back for years, never made it past being a crown member but i saw some of the funniest shit when that was out

StoutBEER1144d ago

1 vs 100 was awesome! Man it was my family game night! Really miss it.

JokesOnYou1144d ago

Good stuff:

"Microsoft's spokesperson confirmed that won't be the case. "Gold features will stay active on your home Xbox One console even if you roam and login to use your Gold features elsewhere," the spokesperson said".

-So with this ^^^^ and this vvvvv

At a Friend’s House with Xbox One

"On Xbox One if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you will be able to go to a friend’s house and play co-op multiplayer– even if your friend is not a Gold subscriber. Once you log in with your Xbox Live Gold account, everyone using that console can access multiplayer and entertainment apps for as long as you are logged in."
*quote is from xboxwire.com but site won't let me post the link*

-I can essentially use my 1 Home Gold membership to access my game and multiplayer on a friends console and still game with another family member at my house with only one gold account. Sweet!

CRAIG6671143d ago

@ lots of you, I totally forgot about 1vs100, I loved that, I was shocked they axed it, it seemed extremely popular and was always fun/funny!

Rhinoceros1143d ago

Don't condescend to people who see a future in motion and voice control, asshole. A lot of people put a lot of work into creating that magnificent piece of tech. It's a fascinating thing to navigate a UI with your hands!

The Kinect will sell systems, yes. Does that mean that consumers are DUMB for buying an X1? Absolutely not. Troll harder, idiot.

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CrimsonStar1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

Finally? There has been plenty of good news for the xbox1 for the past month , just some people don't want to accept it .

mcstorm1143d ago

Tbh this site has just turned anti Xbox. I can't wait to get my one as the end of this year is a great time to be a gamer and for me its all about forza 5, ryse, Mario 3rd, sonic, dk, Pokemon x, Zelda windwaker hd and pikmin 3

gaelic_laoch1143d ago

You should be asking yourself why Xbox Fans have had to wait so long to start getting "Good News"

CerebralAssassin1143d ago

@gaelic theres been a lot of good new. Im waiting for sony to take point on any topic and say something BEFORE microsoft does. How about sony take pride in that beast of a ps4 and tell us something ms hasnt said already. Or something not related to ms in anyway.

BLKxSEPTEMBER1143d ago

No not "some people" let's keep it 100...Sony trolls won't accept it.

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DragonKnight1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

Who plays Games for Windows Live games?

IanVanCheese1144d ago

Not very often, but it adds to your gamerscore so if you can you might as well.

zeal0us1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

Too bad Gamerscore really don't have any real value other than boasting

IanVanCheese1144d ago

Who needs more than boasting? I'm a bit of an achievement whore so every little helps.

Murad1144d ago

@Ian
I need more, ha ha. Games used to be so much more than boasting, they actually used to be fun and you could talk to your friends about your journey through a game rather than trying to make them feel inferior all the time.

LAWSON721143d ago

@murad
It may surprise you but some people enjoy doing challenges it helps add to the value of a game. For example in Halo 3 I got all achievements for an armour unlock but when I think about it I had some of my best times trying to get some campaign achievements that would not have happened without them.

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RytGear1144d ago

I have only ever gotten one or two GFWL games working and the rest wouldn't even load, I personally have found it to be a troublesome service especially with the better alternative of Steam.

CRAIG6671143d ago

I am obviously in the minority but I like GFWL, I play SF4 on 360 and PC, I find it amusing having the same achievement twice. But back to the point, I have had no issues whatsoever with the system, I have been lucky I guess because as you say lots of people do/have had problems with it....

Stsonic1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

You are forced to login to windows live games even when playing on steam with certain titles. Batman AC is one.

Why this crap was implemented in the first place I don't know. Xbox live gold is a joke.

GameSpawn1144d ago

Yeap and for games that do that I will try to use a GFWL-removal "patch" when I can. Many GFWL-enabled Steam games have them available. GFWL is broken and annoying and tends to be the reasons for most games' instability in Windows.

Note I put "patch" in quotes, for those that are naive and can't read between the lines "patch" also means "crack". I'm not going to condone anything illegal, but if you have legitimately obtained your game and stripping GFWL out of it makes the game more stable I see no ethical concern.

SniperControl1143d ago

Fortunately you can set up a local account for most games on GFWL and not need to login.
Unfortunately some games like Dirt 3 for some stupid reason require to log into GFWL to play single player local games (looking at the douches at codemasters), luckily that game cost me next to nothing so I can take a hit on it and not play it again.

urwifeminder1144d ago

Me I own nearly all of them still collecting them love adding to my Gamerscore even playing ones I have finished on xbox 360 just to play again PM me if you want to catch up for a game.

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XboxFun1144d ago

"...that you can assign your Gold account to your "home" Xbox One, letting anyone who uses it access your Gold features, even if they use a different login."

Now that is some very good news.

aiBreeze1144d ago

Something they should have done a long time ago.

XboxFun1144d ago

But they are doing it now, very good news.

CrimsonStar1144d ago

lol never satisfied are . lol if the xbox one cured cancer you would probably still complain .

AceBlazer131144d ago

If Microsoft cured cancer they'd ask for your soul as payment.

aiBreeze1144d ago

Well Xbox could cure cancer but they'd probably restrict it to gold members.

marison1144d ago (Edited 1144d ago )

A person with cancer will pay $60 a year for a cure in no time.

His/her life is at serious risk.

What a bad joke at fanboy service...

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thehitman1144d ago

Lol thats quite horrible how they had that setup. Only MS would do something dumb as that glad they changed it for those it annoyed.

Cherchez La Ghost1144d ago

I'm not mad at you MS......!! Good Job!

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