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Submitted by tr00p3r 160d ago | rumor

COD Ghosts Xbox One offline not possible without Live?

Product-Reviews writes: Some interesting information has just turned up in relation to Call of Duty Ghosts on the Xbox One. As you may know, one user on Twitter has received his Xbox One early, only to receive a console ban from Microsoft in return.

While this ban is a ‘temporary’ one, the user in question has confirmed though that he cannot play Call of Duty Ghosts offline, as according to him the game REQUIRES an internet connection to play. Just to note an important point in all of this, the user MoonlightSwami has already installed the Xbox One ‘Day 1 patch’ which is thought to remove all previous DRM restrictions that Microsoft initially had in place. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One)

Update Updated with new pictures showing PS4 box which reads: 'Offline play enabled on PS4'. This message isn't available on the Xbox One box.

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M-M  +   160d ago | Well said
That's very weird, Microsoft just can't catch a break. If you're banned or not, or you don't have Xbox Live, you should be still able to play your games offline.
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tr00p3r  +   160d ago
Exactly what I thought.... if it's a temporary ban for Xbox LIVE, then... how does that affect playing a game offline? Microsoft previously said that this wouldn't be an issue anymore.
PeaSFor  +   160d ago
this can't be serious....
xPhearR3dx  +   160d ago
It could just be COD. In which case would be a good thing. It would save all those people getting an X1 without a constant internet connection disappointment from a terrible game :P
TomShoe  +   160d ago
This is so M$ is hurts.

I guess when you get cut off from TEH CLOUDZ, you might as well have a brick on your hands.
bessy67  +   160d ago
I know on 360 I had to download some kind of update before I could play single player. Maybe that's all this is.

Edit: lol @ the disagrees. Pony up!
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JokesOnYou  +   160d ago
News with "?" in the headline, so basicly its not news since they are asking me. lmfao

Does anybody in their right mind believe you aren't going to be able to play COD or any X1 games offline? ...oh wait yes there are some actually so caught up in the console war that's exactly what they're saying. lol I got to bookmark this one and remind them how stupid that sounds on the 22nd.
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Kingthrash360  +   160d ago
wow....just wow.
Eonjay  +   160d ago
@Moonlightswami

"Just to make a point, it was announced months ago an internet connection was required."

Really they did? I'm a little confused here. Didn't they say you will be able to play Xbox One games without having to log in? Maybe I'm missing something? Insight please. Does this apply to certain games? For example "The Crew" is known to be online only. I didn't think that applied to Ghosts.

Another possibility: Maybe the game needs to go online to patch before playing. That would explain it somewhat.
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Bimkoblerutso  +   160d ago
Didn't Microsoft (and Sony for that matter) still make it possible for third party publishers to establish their own DRM on a game to game basis?

It could be that Activision is establishing it's own DRM...god, I hope this is all just a mistake.
Langkasuka  +   160d ago
I think it's the MS Day One patch that's an issue. We still have under 2 weeks to launch, possibly the patch wasn't ready yet. This is why MS needs to block XBL for the X1 early receivers.

... which means MoonlightSwami fellow might need to download another patch? I hope this won't be too big a problem :/

EDIT: Oh, my bad. Developers with kits and MS testers at home should probably already be able to play offline. Or maybe they got their X1 with the full patch inside?

Regardless, I hope the XBL patch team takes note of this :/
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Xsilver  +   160d ago
http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Now i understand why the PS4 versions says offline play enabled and the Xone version doesn't http://www.neogaf.com/forum... \(O.O)/
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static5245  +   160d ago
@bessy67

Here's the problem...
If you didn't have internet for that download you would still be able to play the game. You're just play without that patch. Seriously delete the patch and disconnect your internet.. You'll still be able to play the game.

But with this story with the ban.. If he wanted to play his X1 (which has had the day one patch) after the ban, all he should have to do is disconnect his internet and be able to play his game just fine. If it was before the ban and he just couldn't get the download from COD to play (since it shouldn't be able to play yet and the download is just not there yet) then again all he would have to do is disconnect his internet.

So unless this guy is a total dumbass (which I give him the benefit) or you literal need the internet to play SP mode
tr00p3r  +   160d ago
@jokes

Last time I checked, this was Rumor not news.. Jokesonyou?
JokesOnYou  +   160d ago
Langkasuka, Listen don't fall for this misinformation, as you alluded to we don't know what he downloaded. Usually before a patch of any kind is rolled out its tested, also its most likely that this patch that he downloaded was NOT in fact THEE exact same day one patch we'll see on the 22nd, remember microsofts has xbox staff, devs, and testers all playing right now under strict NDA's not to show anything without authorization, they may require them to stay connected through this current patch which shouldn't be a problem at all, plus there are many other scenarios for this situation but it would be suicide if micro made the console only playable online on launch day, why would they do that when even the original policies and games didn't have that requirement. lol, this is hit-bait headline, hyperbole which n4g feeds on plain and simple.

Edit trooper, I'm not referring to it as "news" in terms of how it categorized for n4g, I was referring to it in general not being "newsworthy" since anybody can ask a question and make it news as the sensational headline does, "Is the ps4 overheating?" -Hell if I know, I have no proof, just asking but its not newsworthy to make a article about.
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bessy67  +   160d ago
@Static:

Yeah, I said you need to download a file that lets you play campaign. You do need internet. However, you do not need to be connected to the internet after that update is downloaded.
xHeavYx  +   160d ago
@ Jokes
You are so blind it hurts. You have someone who has an Xbox reporting he can't play, and you still get your defenses up
Eonjay  +   160d ago
He says he can't play anything... strange.
There goes my day one patch theory for Ghosts.

I wonder if it a directive of the ban. Can Microsoft issue bans that brick a system? Kinda weird, will have to wait to see what happens. Honestly, I don't believe that Microsoft would dare mess this up. I actually have more faith in them... hmm.
static5245  +   160d ago
@Bessy67

On current Gen that's not how it works. Any COD game where you want to play the Single player mode you do not need the internet. If someone that does not have internet can put any COD game into Current Gen Console and play it. What you download is just a patch not to activate your game.

But what it seems in this Rumor is that you need the internet to activate your game whether it be SP or MP
Eonjay  +   160d ago
"Updated with new pictures showing PS4 box which reads: 'Offline play enabled on PS4'. This message isn't available on the Xbox One box."

Why? No seriously, why? It doesn't seem fair to Xbox One players to not be able to play offline if PS4 players can. What happens when the servers go down?
Enemy  +   160d ago
I wonder if this is what CBOAT meant when he said 720p was only the beginning. NDA is preventing him for further commenting.
devwan  +   160d ago
@enemy "I wonder if this is what CBOAT meant when he said 720p was only the beginning. NDA is preventing him for further commenting."

PXG "Imagine if online authentication was deactivated at the OS level, but was still possible from game to game."

cboat reply: "imagn."

ruh roh...
gaffyh  +   160d ago
Wow this is really bad if true.
XboxFun  +   159d ago
I love it, Jokes comes in and says something logical but of course the usual suspects dismiss it with the "defense" and "apologist" remarks and then moments later an article from Penello is released:

http://n4g.com/news/1391054...

Stating exactly what Jokes was talking about. Funny how some are quick to believe any and all bad news rumors about Xbox One and anyone who takes them with a grain of salt is an apologist or PR person.

People (like Heavy) are quick to fire up the hate machine instead of taking the time and understand exactly what is really going on here.
Maddens Raiders  +   159d ago
Deal with it?
ChrisW  +   159d ago
Well... OBVIOUSLY! Don't do stupid things and you won't get banned. It's not the their fault, it's yours!
Bigpappy  +   160d ago
Did people just turn a deaf ear to M$ when they said there will be a day 1 update that you have to install before you can use X1 off line?

I kind of understand that though. You guys were to busy looking for moor red meat from M$ hide. Oh well continue with what you do. Just ignore this too.
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M-M  +   160d ago | Funny
Read the article? http://gyazo.com/17797fcc21...
Enemy  +   160d ago
^ Lol.
Xsilver  +   160d ago
"Just to note an important point in all of this, the user Moonlightswami has already installed the Xbox One ‘Day 1 patch’ which is thought to remove all previous DRM restrictions that Microsoft initially had in place."

Do ya read bro http://www.teen.com/wp-cont...
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tr00p3r  +   160d ago
The awkward moment when....
Bigpappy  +   160d ago
I have to explain every little detail to you crazy people like you are little freaking kids.

Does any body here know when DAY ONE for the XBOX ONE is? Please raise your hand and receive 10 points for the right answer.

What ever that kid downloaded he has no clue what it is. He has some Pre-Day-One update. This might end up being the case, I am just saying that M$ said they will be a DAY ONE update to fix this. No need to go to Redmond and start linching people when that date has not arrived yet?
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Xsilver  +   160d ago
@BIG
oh god your delusional you do know the day one patch is already live right? oh so now its a pre day one update Dufaq when did you get this classified info I'm dying to hear this..
Enemy  +   160d ago
He already downloaded the update Microsoft was talking about. It loads up the moment you power on the Xbone.
M-M  +   160d ago
@Bigpappy,

The "Day One" update is just a regular update that will be available for people to download when the system is released on November 21st. It's just branded that way to avoid confusion, so they don't have to say something like, "Patch version 4002283 will be available when the console releases". You have to remember that there are employees and close friends of Microsoft who have had Xbox Ones since the end of October, and they wouldn't have been able to use them if it weren't for that patch.
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xPhearR3dx  +   160d ago
Ummm Bigpappy, Day One update doesn't literally mean it goes live on Day One.

I've reviewed MANY games, where devs state the game has a DAY ONE patch. It's always live on MS servers before day one. This is so when reviewers play and review said game, they get exactly what the consumer is getting and not an older version.
Deadpoolio  +   160d ago
Or ya know you also could have read the article...Like maybe the PART WHERE IT MENTIONS THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE THE UPDATE.....Jesus you just gotta jump in to defend Micro$haft so desperately YOU didn't even read the article
sincitysir1  +   160d ago
Bahaha this guy.
FITgamer  +   160d ago | Funny
An unannounced pre-Day One patch has just been confirmed by Bigpappy.
tr00p3r  +   160d ago
Bigpappy, this is going to blow your mind.

http://www.engadget.com/201...

"Better still, he's already downloaded the 500MB day one update and is giving the system a spin right now."
MysticStrummer  +   160d ago
Defense mode… activate!
Bathyj  +   160d ago
Pappy, stop. Just stop, please. Nothing worse than someone insulting everyone to prove his point and he's wrong to boot.
GTgamer  +   160d ago
Guys BigPappy clearly got his pre udate info from a reliable source i just figured out who Mixtermdeia is :D
kayoss  +   160d ago
@bigpappy
Sorry big, we're too dumb to read the article before commenting. It's our fault for not reading the article before we comment. We tend to jump to conclusion. There are a few hundred of people visiting n4g and none of them ever read the article.
I guess the person who couldn't play cod ghost forgot to download the day one update patch.
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JokesOnYou  +   160d ago
Bigpappy don't listen to these guys spreading misinformation acting like theres some terrible news here.

None of you know what you're talking about. lol posting screen captures AS IF YOU HAVE SOME DEFINITIVE PROOF OF WHAT THE DAY ONE PATCH IS. It doesn't matter if he downloaded what he thinks is the day on patch, given Microsoft is intent to only allow everyday consumers to play on Nov 22nd it could very well not be the final day one patch, and just one of several that are very, very similar which this one is up and running for devs and xbox staff who I'm sure don't need to hide offline.

Are you guys so delusional that you are actually suggesting X1 won't be able to play games offline on 22nd? lol, I mean even the original policies always allowed offline play, just a 24hr checkin, so this is all once again much to do about nothing just like all the fcc, yield issues, UI broken, blah, blah, blah.
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Eonjay  +   160d ago
@Jokes... it does beg the question why the update exists for retail units to download. Explain that.
Bigpappy  +   160d ago
I am not surprised that Jokes is the only one to have guts enough to acknowledge that M$ is under no obligation to have Xbox1 games work off line before Nov 22nd. That my friends is when Day-One happens. After that date, you can B**ch and moan about day one update. IT IS NOT DAY ONE YET PEOPLE!

Who knows why the update exist. Why does jokes need to answer that? He doesn't work at M$. At least I never got that impression. The point is you don't know what the heck it is there for and should not assume it is the download M$ will release for DAY-ONE.

@ Hicken: LOL. I know Jokes as well as you know me. The truth is Nov 22nd is DAY ONE on X1. That is the only thing I had to say. The only way I loose is if M$ changes that date. Nothing has to work on the kids console until Nov 22nd. He getting it early is an error.
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Eonjay  +   160d ago
@Bigpappy
http://n4g.com/news/1390845...

You have rights as a consumer even if you don't want them.

About Jokes...
Its because he doesn't have the strength to question anything that Microsoft does. It weird. If Microsoft hasn't apologized, then he doesn't need to do it for them. Stop being an apologist and demand more. Thats how we got more out of Sony. We don't owe these companies a damn thing.
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GTgamer  +   160d ago
@Bigpappy
Smfh of course your not surprised you Two have always been Pro Xbox so just be quiet, So let me get this straight first you make up crap and still have no proof to supprot your claims -_- and yet you want us to listen it doesnt work that way sweetheart :3.
Hicken  +   160d ago
Dude, just stop.

You know you're lost when you call JokesOnYou for backup.
static5245  +   160d ago
@Bigpappy

So you really think that MS would send out a FAKE one day patch that wouldn't actually let people play single player on games without the internet and send out a new one later this month?
What would be the point in that?? And what would the purpose of banning his console if he wouldn't be able to play game?
JokesOnYou  +   160d ago
pffft lol what exactly am I suppose to question here? That a early console which Microsoft has stated 1000x's needs a day one patch on Nov 22nd can't play?, lmfao last I checked its not day 1. So what you believe was THEE day one patch may not be the same exact day one patch for consumers on launch day. That doesn't have anything to do with being fake, it means that its just not the day 1 patch consumers will get on the 22nd, its likely what the staff, devs, and code testers are running on. I mean I can't make it any simpler to understand, this will turn out exactly like the smoking gun fcc questions, that you all were pointing to as some smoking gun, just 1 example of many of the long line of BS you guys feed on, I'll be right, you'll be wrong then onto the next witch hunt until the 22nd, when everybody can judge for themselves based on hardware in millions of everyday gamers hands. Why is giving rational common sense response so hurtful to the haters that it means I must work for Microsoft. lol, I got a decent gig now but I wish I had a job in Microsofts gaming division.
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scott182  +   160d ago
Oh wow, this is getting hard to watch.
MasterCornholio  +   160d ago
Your just jealous that he got an Xbox One before you did. No need to whine about it I'm pretty sure you will get your console on the 22.

Oh and yes I'm guessing this Xbox One owner (which you are not) knows more about how the console functions in his home than you do (because you don't own one).

Nexus 7 2013
Omegasyde  +   160d ago
^^^^all of the above.

I am still questioning why the Xbox1 controller and ps4 controller are the same price.

How dafuq can MS charge 60 for a controller with no built-in rechargeable battery?

Please explain that. When you can actually justify why the pricing for Xbox 1 controller is the same price as a ps4 controller, then you win the internet.
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Cueil  +   159d ago
the guy was playing the single player just fine fools

#1 Source 4 XBOX ONE ‏@Moonlightswami 4h
Thanks to @majornelson I found out YOU CAN play games while offline on Xbox One!!!!
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   160d ago
So a 180 on drm you say?
Sci0n  +   160d ago
come on xbots spin flip and defend this.
B-radical  +   160d ago
Might not be microsofts decision..maybe Infinity ward knew how bad the single player would be so they want to steer peeps to the multiplayer ;)
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SheenuTheLegend  +   160d ago
the thing is it is not just about call of duty..
For sure the game is crap but the point here is this could happen with other games too...

dollar 500 doorstop by microsoft is too expensive
Jeedai Infidel  +   160d ago
What is it about xbox articles that attract you here? You really are interested, or it's your goal to have everyone have what you have? I don't get the fanboy mentality. This is not an attack, I study psychology and am fascinated by this behavior from both sides.
MysticStrummer  +   160d ago
"Microsoft just can't catch a break."

That implies that the situation is beyond their control. They designed their own console I assume…?
Godmars290  +   160d ago
Don't forget that they're original plan was require being online all the time. Activision likely had no time to change the initial code. Didn't bother to change it.
Godmars290  +   160d ago
"Don't forget that *their* original plan..."

How did I do that?! How the F*** did I do that?!

*expletive-expletive-DAMN-EXP LETIVE!!!*

Bad enough my typing seems to have gotten worse while trying to learn to type better - but that?!

AAAGGGHHH!!!
Funantic1  +   160d ago
Without the day one update you won't be able to play. Since he was temporarily banned because of leaking info he wasn't able to update. His banned will be removed and he'll be able to play on and offline Nov. 22. Common sense. Just like on the PS4 you'll need an update to do most of the features. Yeah you can play games but 80% of the other features are disabled without that patch. Who'd want to play a $400 machine like that?
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Godmars290  +   160d ago
Except to play anything he would have needed to get the update first.

From what I gather the XB1 will be able to do everything but play games w/o its update, while the PS4 needs its update to play BRs and DVDs. Is only an offline game system.
quenomamen  +   160d ago
Well how else is MS supposed to get all the new Xboners to pay for a subscription ?
Hellooooooo !
PSX04  +   159d ago
This situation doesn't matched with his temporary or solid ban it's just Microsoft policy so you will not be able to play your games without internet connection even the campaign of the game
stuna1  +   160d ago
I'm sure this is not going to be the only mention of a game having this issue! Microsoft has always stated that the Xbox1 was built with a constant internet in mind. What good is having 300,000 servers if you never use them? Sure offline shouldn't be affected, but when you have a system built upon the notion that it is meant to be online constantly; No it's not as easy as flipping a switch.
DirtyPimp  +   160d ago
LOL!
kriffonix  +   160d ago
DRM IS BACK ON XBONE!!! FORGET IT.
B-radical  +   160d ago
No its not :)
azshorty2003  +   160d ago
Remember all those months ago when they said that the DRM policies were a part of the system and not a switch you could just turn off?

Maybe it was a truth!
Sci0n  +   160d ago
DRM never left microsoft just told the people what they wanted to hear so they would calm down. DRM has been masked and slowly but surely it will be unmasked and eased on the masses. Whoever buys a X1 after doing some research deserves every bit of shady practice microsoft gives them. Its already coded in the console and has been there vision for a long time they aren't just going to throw it away they are going to try to get people to accept it and force it on everyone once enough people buy in and the drm conversation dies down.
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AgitatedOcelot  +   160d ago
I give it 6 months or so and the original plan they talked about before they did the 180 will be fully re-enabled. No way do I see them giving up on that and locking down the used games market. Especially when they can't even stop bringing it up again and again. Like they did last week with their comments about how they never got a chance to have a rational discussion about DRM.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   160d ago
LMFAO!!!!
strigoi814  +   160d ago
DRM is still kicking on that console..wtf!

i guess xbox fans shall do the 180...going back to the store and cancel pre order
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Sci0n  +   160d ago
It never left just was masked, each future patch will ninja unmask it step by step once enough people buy in and stop thinking and talking about it. One thing Microsoft is great at is lying and deceiving there consumers.
AgitatedOcelot  +   160d ago
Just rename it DRMBox 720(p) at this point and let's call it a day.
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Prodigy_X  +   160d ago
Uh Oh Spaghettios!!!!!!!!!!
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BeAGamer  +   160d ago
mmmm spaghetti
n4gamingm  +   160d ago
drm is being uncoded in the console probably why they don't want anybody online, its not easy to do since its been implemented into the online infrusture. Dont listen to these fanboys no companies stupid enough to implement something so unpopular it will destroy the xbox division.
Heisenburger  +   160d ago
They did it in the first place.
HmongAmerican  +   160d ago
I thought MS already came out and says, the day one patch was there to disable the always on or did I heard it wrong. If he already download the update. Then he should be able to play offline without being online. I just don't understand why MS makes everything so hard. We just want to buy the dam thing and play the game. Is that so hard for them to do.
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iamnsuperman  +   160d ago
I think it is a bug in the patch. I don't think it is Microsoft's trying to be sneaky as the have worked really hard to get back from what they were seen as in July. This could literally destroy them if they were which makes me think it is a big hug that has somehow gone untoticed. Either way they need to fix this now

Edit or like some said below it is probably something to do with the temporary ban
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the worst  +   160d ago
DRM IS BACK ON XBONE
BobBelcher  +   160d ago
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This should be perfectly fine with people.
NoWayOut  +   160d ago
MS lies. DRM never was removed.
DxTrixterz  +   160d ago
Of course it wasn't removed. The patch is just to disable it. It's still there waiting for Microsoft to patch it back up under some kind of system software update disguise patch.
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n4gamingm  +   160d ago
i dont understand why i got dislike i'm the only logical one here or what. No matter how much you hate xbox they're not stupid to implement drm something unpopular for future xbox buyers GROW UP
Shad0wRunner  +   160d ago
n4ganingm....MS is most definately stupid enough to pull some crap like this. Considering what we've seen from MS throughout this past year, and it's still snowballing out of control with their "upscaled" 1080p fiasco...yeah, it's possible they could turn around and do something like this, 12 days before launch. Why do you think they dont want anyone talking about it or posting any vids or info on it? Why you think Moonlightswammi got banned?

....Cuz Microsoft has their little secrets that theyre not talking about, that they dont want to get out. Not until everyone has bought their XB1 and they have your money, first.

I wondered why they shut Moonlight up pretty quick. Now I know. If Microsoft didnt have anything to hide...they wouldnt have slapped an NDA on this guy, to begin with.

Tread with caution, everyone. You KNOW somethin aint right, here.
FunkMacNasty  +   159d ago
Yes, you must be the only (or maybe the other) rational one around here.

If it's an anti-MS article, don't comment logically or you will get disagrees, If its an anti-sony article, as long as you declare it was all a lie made up by MS you'll be fine!
Starbucks_Fan  +   160d ago
Don't you need to install a patch before playing? I think this is being overblown...
DanielGearSolid  +   160d ago
Probably has something to do with the ban
killbillvolume12  +   160d ago
Thats what i reckon. I reckon also they have made a way to ban you from playing games as well if you do something stupid like mod chips or the like.
killbillvolume12  +   160d ago
Am i the only one thinking maybe he got banned and they have added another restriction to his xbox. Like for example when xbox 360 came out and you installed a mod chip all microsoft could do is ban you online. MAYBE just MAYBE they have made a way to ban you and access to all your games. *Thinking outloud here*
MikeGdaGod  +   160d ago
yikes!!!!
Shad0wRunner  +   160d ago
And here...we..go!

Raise your hand if you saw this coming. LOL. Day one patch downloaded and STILL cant play offline? Sounds like a 180 on the DRM to me.

Oh man, this is gonna make headlines all over the internet. Microsoft is gonna have to respond to this and do some damage control. Not good, folks. Not good, at all.
AceBlazer13  +   160d ago
wat if drm never 180d in the first place, guess we can say they pulled a 180 fakie?

would definitely explain how the very thing the xbone was built around suddenly got removed, or how they just flipped a switch.

all the 180s, fakies and flips microsoft doing you'd think they're tony hawk.
kingPoS  +   160d ago
That Tony Hawk blurb made me laugh.

Good one!

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localriot  +   159d ago
Haha that's hilarious, and true!
hiptanaka  +   160d ago
Xbox One is so next-gen that you need a patch to play a game in the revolutionary new offline mode.
GusBricker  +   160d ago
Him not being able to play the game has nothing to do with DRM.

If he can't even get into settings, his Xbox One is banned.
Schizoid  +   160d ago
So if I buy a xBone MS can decide to ban it and I can't even play offline? Ok, ban me from live if I deserve it but I should always, no matter what, be able to use it off line. I bought the console and the game. It's mine. Deny me service on line, but not offline. I think we need to hear from IW on this too. I like to know why it says off line for ps4 but not xBone. Oh yeah, this who got his system early dosnt count. I don't blame MS for banning him. I assure you if ms sends me one early twitter or any other social media won't find out from me. Should have kept his mouth shut.
Shad0wRunner  +   160d ago
Even if it DOES have something to do with the ban...

Not being able to play your games offline, off of XBL....because of a ban, even a permaban...is outrageous! Kick me off your network, fine, whatever...but dont you dare tell me that I cant play the games I paid for OUTSIDE of your network! No, no, no! That is very BAD business.

OMG, I am SO glad I went with PS4. WOW!
killbillvolume12  +   160d ago
I agree with you but i think it may be due to Mod Chips and the like in the future. Maybe their way of saying NO dice even if they ban you online.
kingPoS  +   160d ago
I'm not sure what this means.
http://i0.wp.com/gearnuke.c...

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kingdip90  +   160d ago
It suggests that this is a microsoft issue not an infinity ward one, that said it may mean offline play enabled with online check ins required by infinity ward so who really knows at this point
Sci0n  +   160d ago
For the people saying it could be a special restricted ban for moonlight or his whole console could be banned. If that was the case wouldn't you expect for them to lighten the ban a bit for a excited fan and allow him to play his games offline as long as he agrees not to post vids? which we heard he reached a agreement with them. Another question is who do they think they are to actually ban someone from playing a game offline!? that is insane. So even if hes not hooked to the net he can't enjoy his game he paid for offline because he broke a unwritten rule? @KingPoS it means microsoft is playing god and can dictate wether or not you can game online or offline on there console, unbelievable. That's why Sony has it etched on the back to let everyone know they won't restrict you from gaming offline by any means. Its marketing and should be a no brainer if someone was trying to choose which one to get between the two consoles.
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ELpork  +   160d ago
Guess it's a good thing that single player campaign was crap...

Aside from Riley, Riley was awesome.
mcloving  +   160d ago
Oh please Microsoft don't do this im freaking out
CyberSentinel  +   160d ago
So does this mean ban = brick?

If so, modders and pirates, beware!
Shad0wRunner  +   160d ago
Somehow....why do I see Shuhei yoshida saying "you can still play your games offline, even if you are banned"?

Im sure Sony will have measures in place to combat hackers and modders, when that time comes...but I highly doubt theyre gonna keep people from playing their games offline to do it.

One thing we can all agree on, tho: Whether this is a Microsoft issue, Infinity Ward issue or a ban issue...this is straight BS.
ELpork  +   160d ago
"Somehow....why do I see Shuhei yoshida saying "you can still play your games offline, even if you are banned"?"

Because that's Sony's entire PR campaign.
AgitatedOcelot  +   160d ago
It's just one misstep after another with MS.

I expect Yoshida will be sticking the knife in and twisting on this particular misstep any time now on his twitter feed.
kidhero99  +   160d ago
Here we go! Let the storm begin.
Playstationologist  +   160d ago
f***ing XBone

HOW DOES IT WORK
Orpheo  +   160d ago
I assume this post to be more fact than fiction considering the source right now. MoonlightSwami comes off as a guy who likes his system and so has no reason to lie.

However, just because this guy downloaded a patch doesn't mean it was Microsoft's 'Day 1' patch. The official 'Day 1' patch may not roll out till the system's official launch. OR, MoonlightSwami may have genuinely downloaded the 'Day 1' patch, but it's still buggy and Microsoft is working to smooth everything out for an updated 'Day 1' patch in time for launch. I think one of these two is most likely the issue.

I wonder two things, though.

1) Previously a console ban would just ban you from playing games online. I wonder with some of M$' DRM still floating around in the system somewhere if, after a console ban, M$ can completely brick a system to make it completely non-operational, which it seems is what has happened to MoonlightSwami. If so, holy crap. An M$ ban could not only lead to no online play but a complete bricking of your system truly reducing it to nothing more than a $500 paperweight.

2) As it was reported earlier that MoonlightSwami signed an NDA with M$ earlier not to reveal any more info till launch, I wonder if M$ now has the ground to sue to him for this current leak.
kingdip90  +   160d ago
If anything he has grounds to sue microsoft. I saw an article on here that said a lawyer had been asked about this topic and it was stated that microsoft had no legal legging to ban his account to begin with. Sure he may have gone against some kind of contract with ms but unless he signed away his rights to sue its a stalemate
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