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Submitted by karamsoul 819d ago | news

Moonlightswami Not Tied by MS NDA, But Can't Talk About The Xbox One UI

Karam Elahi from SpawnFirst reports: "Seems like Moonlightswami did not actually sign an NDA agreement with Microsoft about not discussing the Xbox One UI. Seems like it was only a verbal agreement, as it were, with Microsoft, with the trip to the Xbox One Launch event with Major Nelson just an added incentive to not talk about said UI to the public, or even use it." (Microsoft, Xbox One)

The_Infected  +   819d ago
Oh well everyone will see the damn thing on the 22nd.
mos6142  +   819d ago
could not have said it any better.
Septic  +   819d ago
Well he already disclosed a lot about the UI early on pre-banning anyway. He was extremely impressed by it, regardless of many fanboys invading his Twitter account trying to persuade him otherwise.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   819d ago
But seriously guys why whould he??? they're going to take him to an event and all type of Jazz. If I was him I'd shut the F up too! Just Saying!
rainslacker  +   819d ago

I agree. If I were in this situation I would say screw the internet and go get all my free swag at the launch event. I really owe no one on the internet anything, and it's not every day the average console user gets to do something like that, and I'm sure many of the high and mighty types on here would do the exact same thing.

I may feel guilty about it if there were extremely pertinent information which I feel the consumer should know about before buying it day one, but the free swag man.

Let's face it though. If this were the case for me, anything I would say would be met with denial by those that defend the system, and acceptance by those that want to see it fail. It really wouldn't amount to much in the long run.

Otherwise, all indications seem to be that this guy likes what he got, and showed it in a very positive light. The info will come out soon enough.
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Bigpappy  +   819d ago
The lies are just being exposed one on top of the other. This Xbox sabotage mission is failing miserably. Just too many people crying 'wolf!'. The locals run out with the pitch forks. No wolf. They will soon stop listening if you don't stop.
Shad0wRunner  +   819d ago
XBox Sabotage mission? Seriously?

Microsoft did their OWN sabotaging...all year long. Started with DRM, then Kinect, now this "upscaled" 1080p garbage. All of which prompted a series of 180's by Microsoft, forcing them to go back on everything they wanted to do, originally. Now, some dude comes out, who got his XB1 early and was coerced into a "verbal" agreement not to talk about the XB1's UI until launch...and you wanna grab straws just because there was a minor misunderstanding over the NDA??? He was asked by Microsoft not to talk about it. NDA or no NDA...that's still pretty shady. Then to ban him over it....even shadier...and NOW we hear that his COD Ghost game wont even play offline?!

Noone is crying wolf, here. Facts are facts. Were just callin BS where we see it.
dantesparda  +   819d ago
Thank you, but these fanboys cant see it
rainslacker  +   819d ago
I don't prescribe to Bigpappy's "sabotage mission" theory, and I am a pretty big Sony fan, but really, this whole thing with MS "coercing" this guy into not spilling the beans is stretching things a bit too thin.

It's taking way too much on assumption, and it disregards what moonlightswami has said himself on the matter. There are times when some things have to be taken at face value, and my gut is telling me this is one of those times.

MS has done enough stupid crap this year that for those that want to point out their faults, they don't have to resort to discrediting what appears to be a fairly normal Xbox fan, and from his comments a pretty decent guy.

The more plausible reason why MS doesn't want him to disclose this info is that they have some big marketing plans to do so themselves. With the PS4 launching this week, there is no doubt they want to be in control of what information gets out there and when in order to counter-act whatever moves Sony makes in the coming weeks. This would seem evident with the fact that every media outlet with access to what this guy has, is under an NDA to not disclose it. That is a pretty common use of the NDA agreement, and isn't always used to hide negative aspects of a product.
MasterCornholio  +   819d ago
Microsoft locking the poor kids console until the 22nd shows how much control they can have on your system. In think that warrants a few articles to inform future buyers that Microsoft has complete control over your system.

Microsoft is doing this all to themselves.

P.S I know that Sony could probably do the same thing but there is absolutely no evidence that supports that. Just like there's no evidence that supports the PS4s DRM patch.

Nexus 7 2013
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tiffac008  +   819d ago
Biggy weren't you one of the guys who called out the PS fanboys when they claimed there is a conspiracy against Sony because of all the bad press it was getting way back when the PS3 was tripping all over and the 360 was beating it all over? Now your doing this?
5eriously  +   819d ago
What lies Bipappy? What lies?

Please list them all and show how they were debunked. For your sake I wish they were "lies" or rather misinterpretation or misinformation but at this current moment the current circumstantial "evidence" goes against that notion. So just inform us properly so we can make an informed decision already.

I doubt you can pappy but start with the 720p rumours

@ trolls Belking and NoPowerOfGreen

Please tell us, just a hint will do!
The power of ze cloudz
Secret sauce
3.8 tFlops
MisterX is Godz
CBoat is the devilz
No more DRM from M$ ever
The eXBox720p was ready since 2012
There's an international conspiracy against the eXB0Ne
add whatever you want to change the reality
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Belking  +   819d ago
Some nice surprises coming in the next few days for Xbox 1 .
MorePowerOfGreen  +   819d ago
Kayant  +   819d ago
Oh yh insider said dGPU is getting activated then :) /s
mos6142  +   819d ago
Why are people treating this dude as a celeb from both sides?
most of the time he says one thing, then backtracks. Il rather wait for informative post than this nonsense.
BobBelcher  +   819d ago
lol... So damn true. Some random guy gets lucky and BAM! Gaming Celebrity. Definitely puts Leroy Jenkins to shame.
5eriously  +   819d ago
Bob, that's how life works. Very small and simple incidents like "getting the first XB0Ne and comment on it" can make you a household name or this case the "gaming world" rather. Attach to that the controversy and the banning of the console then remember the "Steisand Effect"!

Moon was just a commenting gaming student now he is known by thousands!
Chris12  +   819d ago
Albert speaks, Sony Ponys back to your caves

FYI it's 11pm on a Sunday, so people aren't exactly quick to respond to work email. I wanted to check in before I shut-down for the evening. This is what I believe is going on:

We still have two more weeks before launch - the console is in a pre-release state. We are doing regular updates - I personally took one a few minutes before he posted. His build is now old. This is why we were saying we didn't want people on early - it's not done yet.

This behavior is only because we are in pre-release. When we launch, console will work exactly as you expect today on 360.

For sure this has nothing to do with requiring a connection. There is no "DRM removal" in the Day One update because none of the consoles were ever built with that stuff in it.

This also has nothing to do with COD. The Day One update just brings the SW up to date with the latest versions vs. what's on the box. But there is no 24 check in, that's for sure.
Cuders  +   819d ago
dude shut up with the sony pony stuff you're being a hypocrite you're telling fanboys to stop doing what you're doing. in what way is that right? At the moment i was a solid xbox fan i hated my PS3 so much i gave it to my Aunt for netflix ETC. Microsoft is the reason no one wants a Xbox one. instead of being supportive microsoft basically told their costumers to go F themselves and you allow it. Being a fan of a console is not bad but it has been determined that way because people dont have the same opinion. Sony has won so far FACE THE FACTS. Developer friendly,Ease of use,Powerful,Low priced,Better controller. that doesn't mean microsoft can't come back and sweep people off of their feet but they need better PR people so far microsoft is sabotaging its own name and its sad to see one of my favorite companys do so.
Chris12  +   819d ago
Worse controller (possibly with issues), unreliable online service and no games. All that power just for Octodad. Enjoy.
Hicken  +   819d ago
So, what's stopping him from talking, if he's not bound by an NDA?
maniacmayhem  +   819d ago
The same thing that's stopping this guy from talking about the PS4.

They were both asked not too.
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tiffac008  +   819d ago
But isn't that a PR stunt? I mean Sid did take Francis PS4 back after 2 hours ^^;;
Hicken  +   819d ago
Um, it'd be pretty hard to to talk about a system you only got to keep for two hours.

Don't think it's quite the same thing.

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