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Here’s How the Xbox One Looks When it Fails to Launch a Game

Demo consoles are subject to a lot of stress and wear and tear, and they’re normally running unfinished and unpolished code, so it’s definitely normal for them to fail, once in a while.

Here's how an Xbox One demo station looks when it fails to launch its Forza Motorsport 5 application. (Xbox One)

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ABeastNamedTariq  +   839d ago
Hopefully no one sees that at home.

Console failures are a bad thing for anyone looking forward to a buying a new system.


To clarify, I'm aware it didn't fail. I'm generalizing. Perhaps I should say, console "issues".
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Nitrowolf2  +   839d ago
Not only that, but the Xbox One was running on a Kiosk firmware. So there's a a lot of variables, but yeah hopefully this isn't an issue come console launch. By the look of the picture, sounds like it just timed out


It could easily just mean that these consoles do need online, considering that all X1 have DRM day one until they connect to the internet and patch up. Just because the system are available at ratails doesn't mean they are patched yet either.
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abzdine  +   839d ago
activation? DRM?
let's see what Penello has to say to this this time :)
Eonjay  +   839d ago
Yesh... I saw that too. You shouldn't have to activate your Xbox Games...
4Sh0w  +   839d ago
Activation Failed just sounds like something timed out. So try it again, wow dualshockers looking for hits huh?
Abriael  +   839d ago
They called from your workplace. Said you left the tinfoil hat there :D
NewMonday  +   839d ago
an insider warned this will be a frequent problem..
gaffyh  +   839d ago
wtf activation? Maybe they just ejected the disc so the error popped up or something, but even so, the wording suggests some sort of DRM.
FamilyGuy  +   839d ago
So it timed out while trying to launch, my email does that sometimes while trying to show my in box.

I'm assuming you just re-attempt it an it should be fine.

I'm fairly certain this "activation" just means the game/system glitched and failed to load your game. It was taking too long so so takes you back to your home screen rather than having you sit there for an unknown amount of time while the game continues to attempt to load.

That's my interpretation anyway.
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Withdreday  +   839d ago
RROD 2.0
Skate-AK  +   838d ago
The old Xbone policy said it could not work without an Internet connection. Then they backtracked and said they would change that but with a day one patch. So if we use the theory that it's using old Xbone firmware the game wouldn't work unless connected to the Internet. So since it is working that means it had to have had the patch. Right? I am sure the patch would be mandatory.
Ritsujun  +   838d ago
Incoming RROD2.0.
InMyOpinion  +   838d ago
I won't be seeing much of that this gen since I will move over to the dark side and be a PS4 owner. Loved the 360 but I don't see any good reasons for getting an XB One.
user5575708  +   838d ago
no matter how you spin it this article is still bad PR because most people won't read past the title and the picture
Abriael  +   839d ago
Console problems are very common with demo units, considering how much stress and wear and tear they go under and the fact that they run unfinished code.

I would not read much into it.
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loulou  +   839d ago
then why post it??
Abriael  +   839d ago
@loulou: because it's interesting, and it's not something that we'll get many chances to see (hopefully).

Things don't need to have sweeping, world-changing consequences to be interesting.

Would you rather hear more on COD being 720p or whatever?
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loulou  +   839d ago
lol that cut deep when you said cod 720p!!

i was being sarcastic with my question. how many hits did those few paragraphs get dulshockers?
BBBirdistheWord  +   838d ago

come on man?
don't you know?

Abriael is staff writer at dualshockers.
He makes money off flamebait headlines.
He is the one that wrote the article.

He seems happy to write and say anything to get hits. Even commenting in his own articles to raise the temperature.

He gets dualshockers staff who are also contributors to approve his stories so they get approved quickly. This has been proven.

It sucks that the system is being abused like that.
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DOMination-  +   838d ago
Then he should be banned like hiphopgamer was
black0o  +   838d ago
@bbb where's ur proof?
BBBirdistheWord  +   837d ago
@ Blacko (and anyone else interested in the truth)

Abriael has now deleted the twitter posts i referred to.
Not sure if the n4g admins asked him to delete.
Not sure if he just did it because he wanted to eliminate the evidence.

Luckily. I. was. a. step. ahead.

I saved screenshots of his twitter posts because I knew he would do this.

Of course you might claim they are fake, but the screenshots are cumbersome and very difficult to fake. Do you really think I would bother to fake this?

Here you go:

So, can we ban him?
It's only fair.

If we ban hiphopgamer, we should also ban abriael.
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cleft5  +   839d ago
I find the wording of the "fail screen" more telling than anything else. "Activation failed" is a very specific terminology that is usually associated with DRM issues. Maybe this is just remnant of the old architecture Microsoft was going with though.
Nitrowolf2  +   839d ago
well, you have to remember, the X1 still has DRM until it gets that day one patch
joefrost00  +   839d ago
Yall do know activation is short for activate
mmofanatic  +   838d ago
Definitely seems like it.
stuna1  +   839d ago
Did anyone read the screen? It say "Activation"! Could this mean DRM? Someone who commented seems to think so. Serious question! Would like others take on this.

Thanks Nitro.
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Nitrowolf2  +   839d ago
Like I said above, all X1 have DRM until they are patched with the day one patch. This could just mean that these consoles don't have that patch since it's not available yet (I assume), and they are also retail consoles so different Firmware.
Pogmathoin  +   839d ago
Thats not Best Buy either... looking at the reflection, BB does not look like that...
1OddWorld  +   839d ago
I cant fault machines for making a mistake every now and again.

I try to put it in the wrong hole every now and again and the error I get from the woman is much more harsh.
Tapioca Cold  +   838d ago
Look at that geek in the picture. These are the guys that mouth off online. Whst a nerd.
DOOMZ  +   838d ago
Its just a time out error. A disk was put in before the initial update!!!
3-4-5  +   838d ago
How long before the "xbox off" complaints start happening after launch?

So many people are going to grief their friends games with " xbox off"..

Every time that sore loser friend plays a game and is losing......."xbox off"...

It's the new "shut off the system because you are losing" button.....
JoSneak  +   838d ago
But, but... the cloud!
sigfredod  +   839d ago
Lol he instantly pose to be in the pic, it would be better to have post just the pic
MorePowerOfGreen  +   839d ago

Average PS fanboy? Just kidding.

LOL @ Dualshockers claiming to know what was going on with that XB1(Demo consoles are subject to a lot of stress and wear and tear, and they’re normally running unfinished and unpolished code, so it’s definitely normal for them to fail, once in a while.)

The fanboy taking advantage of it in the pic. classic !

Looks like something timed out to me, like a connection(DEMO DRM)and thia dude was around and took the picture and made wild claims about what was happening and then Dualshockers did the same.
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Abriael  +   839d ago
Not claiming anything. Just describing what can be seen in the pic. The demo units at best buy in canada are very peculiar in shape and recognizable.

The rest is written on the screen.
Angels3785  +   839d ago
Weren't you the one taking advantage of that one ps4 overheating at that press event calling it a sign of hardware failures?
obliterator  +   839d ago
Bu bu but only ps4 is prone to failures. Xbots were quick to rejoice at ps4 having issues. Lmao. Now what xbots. Hmmm. What would misterxmedia say about this. I am curious :-p
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HugoDrax  +   839d ago
"Now what xbots"

Really? How old are you, 12? You should just be concerned about your own personal next gen console malfunctioning when/if you take it home. Karma can be a bitch at times, just saying.
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obliterator  +   839d ago
Yada yada yada

Butthurt much bot? Truth hurts eh.
HugoDrax  +   839d ago

"Butthurt much bot"

So because I make a comment I'm butthurt? Give me a break hahaha! Let's see come November 15th you will be on N4G hoping and wishing to play a PS4. While I'll actually be setting up my console to my 50" Sony XBR5 TV ( I'm sure I won't have to use my last bubble to prove a point) or will I? You would be the butthurt one after all the photos I would post, of games/blue rays you could only dream to own.

That's the problem with you fanboys, assuming because I didn't praise Sony I won't have a PS4 at launch, and haven't owned every Sony console at launch. You're speaking to a gamer, not a fanboy. See you online November 15th and November 22nd, actually I hope I don't.

A little warning next time, I can back up everything I say on this site with proof. I have done it before when a fanboy assumed I didn't have a gaming PC rig. Trust me, I'm not rich but I can buy whatever the hell I want. My handle wouldn't be AuricGoldfinger if I couldn't.
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thepatientgamer  +   839d ago
All we can do is wait and see.

I'm not going to say anything about the console until it's in my living room.

Also, we shouldn't shit on the xbox one, it'll probably be awesome. We should all just shit on Microsoft for tarnishing the name of a console that brought us all together.
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Ashby_JC  +   839d ago
Pre order cancelled!!!!!!!!!!! /s
Funantic1  +   839d ago
You were never getting one.
Ashby_JC  +   839d ago
Its called humor. Hence the /S = Sarcasm

I pre-ordered from Best Buy 10/14/13 was happy to get a order in when Best Buy opened up more Day One editions XB1

I'm flattered that you used your ONE bubble for a reply to me :)
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Studio-YaMi  +   839d ago
Someone needs to know what /S means ...
finbars75  +   839d ago
Trust me theres lots of Xboxones to go around since not alot of people are getting it.Im going to just say that the PS4 is literally cleaning up from where im from and that is a whole lot.This happening at futureshop not BB isnt going to really change the minds who have already done that months ago with MS changing there minds on the off day.
G20WLY  +   839d ago
Oh dear, this is terrible news.
Studio-YaMi  +   839d ago
Not in the slightest,if anything,it's just the DRM issue that Microsoft is gonna patch up on the first day patch with your XboxOne purchase as Nitrowolf2 stated.
GreenRanger  +   839d ago
That guy has more chins than a Chinese phone book.
Plagasx  +   839d ago
Nice but did we really need his ugly mug in the picture though??
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Abriael  +   839d ago
I agree that we didn't. But he wasn't nice enough to provide one without.
PFFT  +   839d ago
lol hes an AHOLE lol
obliterator  +   839d ago
You two dare disrespect our hero and you will pay the price :P
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pixelsword  +   838d ago
@ Plagasx:


(if you follow me)
Lykon  +   838d ago
I like chubby ginger boys . leave him alone.
horndog  +   839d ago
Oh no!! I'll just have to buy a ps4. Oh thank goodness for the ps4 /(S)
Angerfist  +   839d ago
Dualshockers at it again. Smh
PFFT  +   839d ago
I believe this kiosk needs the day one patch. It has nothing to do with the system breaking down.
first1NFANTRY  +   839d ago
with the rush job that is the xbone i fear the worst at launch. reason why i'll wait a few months after to see how the console pans out.
aviator189  +   839d ago
it's missing the day 1 patch, man.
you can literally see the drm activation message in the background.
Kuse  +   839d ago
Its a Demo Console...
blackout  +   839d ago
How many p4 have crashed since E3, and there still crashing. Wow no news here.
True_Samurai  +   839d ago
Probably needs that day one patch hence the word Activation
isarai  +   839d ago
I'll say the same thing that i said when the PS4 allegedly overheated, shit happens, the console aint finished, wait for final product
aviator189  +   839d ago
I don't get why this is a big deal..
It's pretty obvious that the console needs that day 1 patch to kill the drm stuff.
russo121  +   839d ago
Didn't ms reversed drm? Do we need internet access day one so xbone can work? Just asking.
Nitrowolf2  +   839d ago
yes you do
russo121  +   839d ago
Maybe the same happens to ps4?
sAVAge_bEaST  +   839d ago
Sorry, but that dude looks a little To Excited, in that pic.
DEEBO  +   839d ago
HI my user name is deebo and i am a troll.

I can see how this might bring joy to some of us but we have to do better.
all of the back and forth fighting needs to stop

I have done alot of things for entertainment or a hobby but nothing really compares to gaming.just think of all the games we as gamers never would be able to play if gaming died in the 80's.
i know everybody has their preferred gaming company and thats cool but do we really want to see another company fail like sega?
The one developer only wants one gaming console to make his job more simple but think about it.
would you only want one model car choose from?one type of house to live in?
one type of food or women to pick from?
isn't choice a great thing to have?
I bash MS all the time but in reality i am glad that they are around.
we need them,we need sony,we need nintendo too

I want to play killzone but i also want to see what halo or titanfall has to offer.
infamous looks fabulous but i might want to get my walking dead on with dead rising.
knack looks like it will be great for the family but mario 3D world is the king of platformers.

See how different gaming systems benefits all gamers.
there is nothing cool about a system failure or error.even if you like this company more then the other,you should want all of them to make profits and thrive for the love of gaming.
pixelsword  +   838d ago
Lykon  +   838d ago
your cool . I'm a troll too. I keep losing my bubbles and getting bans. The message the world is giving me is that 'You are not allowed to be you, your disgusting and useless and your not wanted' There are people here with loads of bubbles that have jobs and write articles. They have their own websites. They have friends. They can remember the names of every game ever released on the SNES etc. They understand RAM and technical stuff. I can barely remember what game I tried to finish (and failed) last week . I can't think properly. I tried to do the tutorials about finding articles and posting them but it was too difficult for me and anyway i suspect people just post their own articles from their own websites. I resent corporations like MS because I feel disenfranchised and alien to them . Sony feels slightly different because it is from a different culture ... kinda ...
pixelsword  +   838d ago
"I resent corporations like MS because I feel disenfranchised and alien to them . Sony feels slightly different because it is from a different culture ... kinda ..."

I see where you're coming from, but I wonder if Japanese gamers feel the same way about Sony as a corporation.
DEEBO  +   838d ago
yeah to be honest it's not that serious.
I don't need bubbles,just keep bring gaming news from all different sites.
That's what i love the most about n4g.
123pol  +   839d ago
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Panthers  +   839d ago
The biggest story here is Socom Confrontation is shutting down... :(

I still hope they make a PROPER S2 HD REMAKE!

sovietsoldier  +   839d ago
i have a 360 that does not work some times and i have to give it a slap ,so i will not be surprised or upset if i find my self slapping a xbox one.
sigfredod  +   839d ago
That is no longer necesary you just have to yell at it using the kinect, lol
jaymart2k  +   839d ago
Most likely it did that cause that Xbone didn't have the day 1 patch patch that removes Always Online Requirement.
B1663r  +   839d ago
Actually it is probably internet connected so that they can deactivate stolen Kiosk units, and the guy in the picture unplugged the ethernet cable in the back of the Kiosk, launched the game, laughed because he felt like a haxor, and snapped the pick...
Belking  +   839d ago
buynit  +   839d ago
I hope i never get that Message!
Mr_Danski  +   839d ago
I hope you never buy an xbox one.
buynit  +   839d ago
To late i already have both consoles paid off..

That must sting a little....
pixelsword  +   838d ago
UnHoly_One  +   839d ago
If anyone thinks there is a chance of seeing this message on their home console, they are insane.

Or they are planning on launching their first game with no internet connection intentionally to take a stupid picture like this.
busytoad  +   839d ago
RROD 2.0

chuckyj1  +   839d ago
Maybe they should show the PS4s Red line of death? I've heard multiple demo PS4s have ran into this issue. Maybe Sony didn't learn from MS's Mistake?
Ch1d0r1  +   838d ago
Im canceling my xbox one pre-order. I don't want none of this again!! Im not buying a 2nd or 3rd xbox this time around.
pixelsword  +   838d ago
probably won't happen.
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IHassounah  +   838d ago
Yeah , like you did preorder it ............
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