Insomniac Developers Shut Off The Xbox One Using Studio PA

Max Level: "Okay, let’s be honest. We’ve all imagined a funny scenario involving the Xbox One being shut off via it’s Kinect 2.0 enabled voice command feature. Apparently the developers working on the Xbox One presently have already been making this happen. For instance at Insomniac Game's studio, where Senior Engine Programmer Andreas Fredriksson is already tired of his co-workers shouting "Xbox Off" over the PA, thus causing a mass shutdown of the console dev kits."

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cl19831410d ago

Purely evil coworkers.

badz1491410d ago

yeah, but this should send a message of concern to MS about the vulnerability of the Xbone to the trolls! I think they should do something in particular to "xbox off" command to prevent trolls from ruining gaming sessions!

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Eonjay1410d ago

Max Trollage lol. I would be pissed lol!

Trekster_Gamer1410d ago

Keep Sony gamers out of the room...

Problem solved....

Eddie201011410d ago

No need for a voice command to turn the system off to begin with, it's easier to push a button.

XB1_PS41410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

I can all ready imagine myself telling someone in the room,
"Don't say Xbox Off"
*Xbox turns off*
"F**K ME!"

badz1491410d ago


aren't we talking about "trolls" already given access here? trolls can be anyone and yes, including family members too, you know, those who usually ALREADY HAVE ACCESS to your system too!

with the XBL Gold Family sharing plan, most xbone will probably have more than 1 account, did you consider THAT? not everyone is a forever alone guy, you know, people have families too and the internet has proven that family members are sometimes the biggest troll you can encounter your entire life!

think for a second R-TARD!

Kingthrash3601410d ago

check my past comments and you will find several comments of me saying this was one of my conserns.
your girl walks in the room and yells "xbox off". she wins instantly. so until you take out the trash or wash the car or let her watch arrow on hulu all she yas to do is yell thos three words.

n4rc1410d ago

It uses directional sound..

You cant control someone's kinect over their TV speaker.. But a company pa? i dont think kinect would be able to tell it apart from a human standing in front of it..

cl19831410d ago

Actually a few days/weeks ago Major nelson discussed this and was posted on n4g that you have to confirm you want to shut the system down after you give the command.

JokesOnYou1410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

ha that is funny....but I'm sure I read that it will have a secondary on screen prompt that asks if you want to shut off the console.

Edit my bad didn't read all comments, yeah OK so thats right cl1983

indysurfn1410d ago

I can see Sony having a commercial making fun of the xbox off. Or even a tv show talking about 'xbox off' (simpsons already did it?). And then as they are saying 'xbox off' Millions of TV's go off! Oh I know, how about a simpson tv commercial for a up coming show during the superbowls FIRST commercial! That would be hilarious! Everyone will miss at least part of a commercial. A whole one if they have smarttv!

Gekko361410d ago

@All Don't be soft, it's tied to your voice. This is a none issue. CHILL

Oh and to the people on here who find the use of the word "Retard" offensive like me, Retarded means to hinder or hold back, Just like your emotional skills. Bunch of C*NT5

mcstorm1410d ago

I know this could be an issue but its the same with all voice command systems as I had my brother shouting things at the TV when playing Halo CEA. But doesn't the Xbox one save the state of play in its memory so you can turn off your console and come back later on an carry on from where you are? If it dose then this is not that big of an issue.

christocolus1410d ago

i wish kinect could detect trolls..then all we would do is say " kinect ignore all trolls" or "kinect activate troll noise cancellation and troll activity filter" its good to see them having so much insomniac pls kindly hurry up with sunset overdrive..the wait is killing me.

extermin8or1410d ago

Wont just be fanboys doing it-I'd find it hard to resist the urge todo that, be so funny :p

mewhy321410d ago

wow. yet another reason to avoid prism project, information gathering for advertisers kinect.

gameonbro1410d ago

Sure there are a lot of trolls running around your house

user55757081410d ago

cant wait to mess with my friends lol

oh one i know is buying an xbox one

another great prank would be yelling xbox off in a voice message and hoping your friends console goes off

darthv721410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

My youngest son does this to me on our 360. It was funny a few times but then it got annoying.

He didnt like it when i did it to him so we dont use the voice commands unless absolutely needed.

schubacca1410d ago

Non-issue for most of us really. If you are playing at home, and someone in your house says "xbox off", then you simply kick his ass.

Legion211409d ago

There's actually an option to turn off certain commands

Yetter1403d ago

Trolls in the livingroom with you? I think you should re-think your living arrangements

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Elit3Nick1410d ago

Some people just want to watch the world burn

rainslacker1410d ago

Then MS has a product for them. It's called the Xbox 360.

malokevi1410d ago

Ahahaha, what a dick move

3-4-51410d ago

Microsoft employees trolling themselves ?

Is nobody sailing that ship?

badz1491410d ago

Insomniac is an independent studio. they are not MS's or any publisher's employee to begin with.

3-4-51409d ago

yea I realize that now... mistake

Blaze9291410d ago

I'm pretty sure, just like Kinect on Xbox 360, that you have to confirm "yes" when giving the command "Xbox Off."

It's not simply just going to turn off on its own. Come on now people. Lets use those tiny brain cells of ours, it exists.

ziggurcat1410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )

is there a reason why you're getting worked up over an office prank (a prank that's confirmed by an employee to work) at insomniac studios?

calm your fanboy self down for a minute...

Blaze9291410d ago (Edited 1410d ago )


what in the world are you talking about -_-? As you can clearly see in the comments, some people think that's a feature that needs to be addressed by Microsoft to "prevent accidents". So I made an obvious statement to negate that.

So really, please explain what YOU'RE talking about. Worked up?..lls, I don't have to be a genius to figure out what insecure side you stand on:

indysurfn1410d ago

okay, lets do use our brains. You first, guess what a person over the PA need to do? Just wait 2 seconds, and say 'yes' to the confirmation(you see you don't have to actually hear it to answer it!).

Lets use your tiny brain cells people that say lets use your tiny brain cells! LOL

Actually using your brain would not be 'assuming' as you are, it would be seeing that it is happening. That is reality, you can't assume it away! And you can time it in the future unless it only responds to a particular voice.