X1 DRM Issues Still A Threat? X1 User Reports Not Being Able To Access System Settings After Ban

Xbox One DRM worries arise, after a string of foreboding circumstances force everyone into rampant speculation, after gamer Moonlightswami tweets about his Xbox One ban.

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
Yo Mama1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Wow! So Microsoft can lock you from playing offline or even accessing the system options if you're banned? Now I understand why the PS4 version of Ghosts says "offline play enabled". M$ just refuses to relinquish any control over a console we, the customer, legitimately bought.

RyuCloudStrife1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Nothing is holding Microsoft from going back to the true vision they originally had for the Xbox One.

This just proves that Microsoft's ill will towards the consumers is still there, I can see the Xbox One we knew as of April coming back within a year or two...

And Kinect is forced upon you to gather information on everything you do. Wake up.

Eonjay1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Thats not DRM... thats Microsoft having too much damn power over something that you purchased. They shut his whole system the eff down.

I don't think they have the the right to do that. It's his property so if they want to stop him from going on line then fine but this skynet crap needs to stop.

Deadpoolio1778d ago Show
AsimLeonheart1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Microsoft is really stumbling out of the gate and falling on its face with this launch. There isn't a singe positive news for the console and every negative rumour eventually turns out to be true. Actually, they were never interested in gaming to begin with. Xbox and gaming were only a trojan horse for them.

This gen they were looking to deliver the finishing blow and complete their plan that began more than a decade ago but they failed because of consumer outcry or at least were delayed for now. I shudder at the thought of what horrors MS have planned for gaming and what they would do if they were left to their own devices.

4Sh0w1778d ago

Nobodys blind they are just sensible, this is flamebait thats it. This guy doesn't even care and hasnt said a word since he signed a NDA, so all this hyperbole is just propaganda with no valid substance. The console is not released and a mistake on Targets part doesn't give anyone the right to play before the street date. If we were having the discussion on the 22nd it would be valid until then its just fanboy nonsense by the same old flamebait anti micrsoft sites like cinemablend and the very same n4g microsoft haters, I wonder why maybe because sony hasnt shown anything worthwhile you guys have nothing to do but nitpick X1, sad really ps4 launches very soon yet the ps hive mind main focus by far is X1, jealous much.

imt5581778d ago

Albert Penello on GAF :

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.


DeadlyFire1778d ago

Why is Microsoft doing this? Well its before the launch date that's why. They think they can hold all their gamers back until launch day it will be more memorable or perhaps they don't have all their servers running yet. The bans are temporary supposedly. To me if you lock me out of a new car I just bought for a few weeks. It seems like I would be more pissed off at you than anything. Seems to me like Nintendo and Microsoft are stumbling all over themselves to sell their products while Sony walks on stage and smiles.

@ above. Why Day one Update?
Because they are rushing it to market!! As always. So they left off some software in the first batch of consoles.

Shad0wRunner1778d ago


Albert Penello on GAF :

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.


That is an outright LIE! Microsoft said themselves, earlier in the year, that there would be a day one update to disable DRM and all of the old policy features. This is why people have been saying "If you can turn it off in a patch, you can turn it back on in a patch."

Do the lies ever stop, with Microsoft?! MY GAWD!

Kydawg1778d ago

@ 4show
Keep telling yourself that buddy. You'll find out soon enough.

SITH1778d ago

OH NOES! I am going to freak out and abandon my Xbox one for the safety of the PS4 because I am oblivious that playing games, and even consoles online may result in a ban like they have for many years!!!

Please. Some of you are either incredibly oblivious, or just intentionally acting so.

Harmy6661777d ago

@RyuCloudStrife @Eonjay

Microsoft haven't locked anything down. He hasn't downloaded the Release Update to take away the DRM restrictions.

Plus if you go to his Twitter page, you'll see that everything has been sorted out by Major Nelson and the Xbox Team.

People need to research exactly what's going, before they start throwing their judgment out...

+ Show (7) more repliesLast reply 1777d ago
MorePowerOfGreen1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

"Herny Wizzle ‏@HernyFood 3h
@albertpenello Rumours of DRM still being on x1 are surfacing due to the guy that got x1 early supposedly he cant play ghost SP True?"

" Reply Retweet Favorite More Collapse
8:11 PM - 10 Nov 13 · Details
Albert Penello ‏@albertpenello 3h
@HernyFood no
Reply Retweet Favorite More Hide conversation"

Nice try but we got you! as Al Sharpton would say

Why are PS4 fanboys so angry and hateful? Are you happy with PS4? LMAO

uncharted561778d ago

Are you kidding me? You support a company that created one good franchise aka Halo but is ready to drill you up the ass and suck the money out of you. I'm not defending Sony but they have come out with some amazing games this generation. Why would you support such a company? Do you have no self respect and dignity?

AngelicIceDiamond1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


You know I can't help but think some people are causing unwarranted animosity with MS.

The console gets leaked early and MS takes action against it.

Suddenly its makes headlines that MS made a decision that EVERYBODY saw coming.

This guy did this all to himself. He just couldn't wait another week to play it, when everyone else got there's.

He gets his console early that's fine and great. A regular person would keep it in there closet and simply wait till release, or at least that's what I would do.

So lets all blame MS for something this guy did.

ZodTheRipper1778d ago

"He gets his console early that's fine and great. A regular person would keep it in there closet and simply wait till release, or at least that's what I would do."

You should discontinue your account on here for that statement. Who in their right mind would keep the box closed until launch after getting one early?

raytraceme1778d ago

Lol I lost some iq points reading your garbage. When has it ever been not Ok to use something that YOU PURCHASED THUS MAKING YOU THE OWNER OF THAT DEVICE? Is it not your property then if you cant use it early? No human wouldn't not use something if they got it early unless you are an xbot, xbug, or xboner.

XboxDone1778d ago

These are exactly the type of retards you would have to evade if you purchase an Xbox one this Nov 22nd

maniacmayhem1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


Yes it's your system but it is still THEIR services you are using. The same applies to Sony when you log into PSN and have to check mark a ToS agreement.

Why would MS want someone leaking features that might not be ready before launch, and posting it all over youtube for the world to see? Hmmmm, maybe because some websites like N4G might blow up and claim the Xbox One won't be ready for launch! That might be one reason.

How about this CoD issue? Someone plays the game early and it's obvious the X1 is not set up yet as we have already heard from Panello but even in that small amount of time we got mass reports of the X1 still having DRM built inside.

THIS is why MS does not want the console shown off early. They know the internet is just ready to explode with hate and bias.

AngelicIceDiamond1778d ago


Another keyboard warrior trying to fight the power. Your saying anybody who waits a week to play a console that got shipped to them early is a fanboy.

Greaaat logic. Yeah its your console but why play it early and jeopardize your chances of not playing it at all later?

If your not suppose to play it early then guess what? Don't play it early.

Your trying to fight something you can't control. And you'll just lose at the end.

And yes I know, I know its the principle of it. He shouldn't get banned because he's playing something he owns early.

Well, I don't know what to tell you but the world doesn't always work the way you want it to.

Sony isn't banning people if that makes you feel any better.

torchic1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


if you're just a fan and not being payed by Microsoft then you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

wow that's really pathetic, defending a company you like is one thing but what you just wrote (original post) there is just...


SITH1778d ago

Exactly diamond. These people complaining about something they deem is Microsoft's fault is misguided. That is intentional obviously. Obviously Microsoft had no intent for people to use the console when this impatient person logged it online. And everyone here knows it was going to lock up in 24hrs without the day one update.

rainslacker1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

I can't imagine anyone would want to wait a week or two to play(or at least boot up) the console which they just dropped $500 on, and have likely been anticipating for some time.

I would do so just to try. If I couldn't connect to update then so be it, it's still pre-release. But he could update, and if it were me, the first thing I would do is play a game or three.

If I got banned I would just tell MS that I didn't realize that I wasn't allowed to play it and hope for the best. At worst I would get a replacement console or my money back.

But seriously? A regular person would put it in the closet? Do you even read the comments on here?

I will say, however, I wouldn't go around posting stuff on the net, but that's just me.

WitWolfy1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


I wanna slap you in your whore mouth for saying MS is justified for what happened to this guy who LEGALLY purchased the console and trying to play it early.

Now go back to home on Whore Island!!

Captain Qwark 91778d ago

ive defended MS since the X1 announcement but this is just wrong. you want to punish someone, you punish the retailer. this man paid for his console legitimately and planned to wait until release date but then didnt have too. not his fault by any means.

MS is very lucky i dont work for sony because if i did, i would send him a ps4 for free and let him play it all he wants. that kind of press would destroy MS even more

Nevers0ft1778d ago

You fail to recognise a few key facts:
- It's not his fault he received the console early.
- He's not signed an NDA or is beholden to Microsoft in any way.
- I doubt it says "If our supply chain derps up and you get your console early, we'll screw you" in the Terms of Services.

This guy owns the console early through no fault of his own and he absolutely should not have arbitrary "punishments" forced upon him by Microsoft because somebody else screwed up.

rainslacker1777d ago


I was actually wondering if Sony would make a move like that, just to rub salt in the wound, and give us forum goers some fun discussion for the week up to the PS4's release. Doing so means some other person, not as bright, may post the information this guy didn't.

I doubt they will though. The embargo is about lifted, and even Francis wasn't allowed to show anything that wasn't already known.

Sometimes it's fun to think about what would come of PR stunts like that though.:)

+ Show (9) more repliesLast reply 1777d ago
MightyNoX1778d ago

This is the future Microsoft has been salivating over. Death to ownership and death to freedom. We play their games on their TIME and they can pull the plug anytime.

When you buy an Xbox One, you're not buying a piece of hardware, you're buying a license to play games that must be renewed.

kickerz1778d ago Show
sinjonezp1778d ago

The people who disagree with you are the reasons why microsoft can do what they do. I understand that the online services is theirs and thats ok. But to have the ability to band you out of your legitimate bought product is just crazy. The person has a 500 brick. Thats some serious control and where in the terms it says he cannot access his product which he owns? This is very worrying and I have been saying that microsoft will implement control no matter how they spin the DRM or other aspects of how they intend to control content and software. At least sony puts the DRM status on the back of a box to give the person whom is buying the option to reconsider purchasing the product. The bottom line is I do not like the way home gaming is changing. When you bought a SNES, n64, dreamcast, ps2, etc, etc, you buy the system, you put the game in, you play the game. That is it. Now we have all these instruments of control that is really souring the way we access games or enjoy content. I dont want to get home and plug up my device and wait hours to update the console, reboot, update games, reboot game, update apps, reboot apps; no internet access, csn not access game, cannot access apps, cannot watch blu ray , needs update. Its sad times with owning a console on any platform. I wish we could. Turn the clock but unfortunately we live in a world where software and hardware companies are trying to control everything which in turn will lead to an abundance of hacking, modding and so forwarth.

Kydawg1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

all M$ is looking to do is sell a bunch of consoles, then sell the Xbox brand and company to the NSA.

1OddWorld1778d ago

Are we grasping at straws over the possibility of the DRM rearing its ugly head again? Maybe not but, I don't think they will make a huge mistake like that again {at least not so full force}. I do believe the next time we see the DRM issue it will have crept up so gradually that we might not have a chance to be heard. Like a mosquito it will be long gone before we even know we have been bitten. And on that note I will dismiss this info as DRM related and just mark it up to unpatched software and an untimely ban.

You can check my comments I am a Sony guy, but it's time to take a step back and let XBOne breath. Not saying by any means not to give it to Microsoft when it's deserving, but this time I think its BS.

quenomamen1778d ago

That's cuz we don't own the consoles anymore, we are just infinitely renting them.
Not just Xbone PS4 too, but MS does have a greater thirst for control.

come_bom1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

I have a feeling stupid fanboys are jumping the gun on this one... again.

Since the X1 OS is being constantly updated, I think we all should wait for November 22nd, to see what gives with the console... what it can do and what kind of DRM it has. I'm sure there are going to be out there a lot of testers...

As for the console being banned and not accessing the console system settings... if true, that's seriously f**ked up.

Microsoft has responded...

+ Show (5) more repliesLast reply 1777d ago
AceBlazer131778d ago

whoever buys this console deserves everything they get.

Fireseed1778d ago

Thanks! :) Nice to know someone else thinks I deserve KI :D

Eonjay1778d ago

I disagree. No one deserves this... well it doesn't look like they are going to do anything about it so I guess we have to raise hell for our Xbox gamers. Dont worry guys we will gladly defend you. Microsoft, like Sony are just false Gods lol.

If you get serious with them they usually give you what you want.

Wizziokid1778d ago

At this point I don't expect anything less from MS, does anyone? really?

Trekster_Gamer1777d ago

Just another flamebait article that ignorant, hate filled Sony trollbots like you can post in the xb1..easy fix. I hit ignore and don't read any more of your retarded posts..

1778d ago Replies(1)
Thevariance1778d ago

A storm is brewing... And it ain't made of clouds, wind and all the normal stuff.

BoriboyShoGUN1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

well some cloud :P
* I kidding I kidding lol !