Submitted by lifesanrpg 313d ago | news

Can't update your Xbox One via Xbox LIVE? Microsoft suggests taking it to a friend's house

GameZone writes, "As we reported earlier, Microsoft has pulled the Xbox One's day-one update from its website, removing the option to manually install mandatory patch via USB. This means, to have a functional Xbox One at launch you must connect the console to the internet. It also means that those who can't connect their Xbox One to the internet are screwed -- even if they managed to download the manual update via PC before it was pulled. If you won't have internet connection available, Microsoft suggests taking your console to a friends house or something." (Xbox One)

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DirtyPimp   313d ago | Immature | show | Replies(7)
M-M  +   313d ago
This is so bad lol.
BattleTorn  +   313d ago
Well since Microsoft begun the "suggestions" conversation.

Some might "suggest" taking it back, and not buying Xbox.

They really gotta watch their language. Saying to customers that you "could do this" - as a consumer makes me wanna say "well, I also could, alternatively, NOT buy your product"

Why must they always make it seem it's 'their way or the highway'
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kneon  +   313d ago
I just don't get it, it's like they are trying to lose as much market share as possible.
Kayant  +   313d ago
Oh my gosh.... Seriously how hard is it to provide alternatives such as USB or an ordered disc patch? I don't get it. This is utter BS.
darkride66  +   313d ago
Yeah, this is beyond me. I see no reason why in the months leading up to this they couldn't have just simply popped a disk in with the unit, or at least made them available to order..or shipped them to retailers. Something...
Khajiit86  +   313d ago
That means Micro$oft has to spen some extra $$$
Belking  +   313d ago
Everyone knows xbox-one needs the internet for the update.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   313d ago
Yeah, but why can't they make an update readily available to put on USB, or on a disc like Sony have. Why take the effort to actually take the update off the internet? Do they do this BS on purpose? Then their response is "take your X1 to a friends house".....

Belking defending MS without even reading the article. Smh.
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Cueil  +   313d ago
that would mean you have the internet right?
Kryptix  +   313d ago

No, it would mean you can order the patch from Microsoft through a phone number. That or you can visit a restaurant or cafe with free wifi and get it from there using a cellphone or laptop. Many options, but since it's not possible to patch through USB/disc, you're going to be taking that big box to a friend's house to do it which you never know...might not have the time or room for it.
Khajiit86  +   313d ago

Think if Kinect was still mandatory for the system to work. Might need a couple trips to ur friends house with that gamecube the power cord has attached to it.
FITgamer  +   313d ago
Do you even read the articles? It's saying that people without internet connections who were planning on updating with USB can longer do that.
Majin-vegeta  +   313d ago
Why can't they offer a disk if people dont have internet??Like Sony.
Nujabes_  +   313d ago
I've seen this excuse a few times already. Who is going to buy the Xbox One if they don't have internet? 90% of the features of that console are usable only if you have internet.

Why spend so much on something you're never going to use to it's full extent? Genuinely curious here.
T2  +   313d ago
@Nujabes - so would you agree then if features like TV don't work in your country then you shouldn't buy an xbox either? because the list of people NOT buying an xbox could get rather large....
brbobcat  +   313d ago
My favorite is that an Xbox Support representative didn't know how to use "there"
Dlacy13g  +   313d ago
To be fair, I am not sure most on N4G do either.
brbobcat  +   313d ago
hahaha bubble for you!
BattleTorn  +   313d ago
they're plenty of us that do! :P
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GuruMeditation  +   313d ago
I see what you did their
azshorty2003  +   313d ago
Lol. Bubs for all. Their you go!
xBOSSxLegacy   313d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
MatrixxGT  +   313d ago
I don't think this is a huge issue but will effect a few people. Like me 2 years ago before we had anything but dial up in my area. Wonder how many will be at local coffee shops with their x1s updating over free wifi. Lol.
Stick89  +   313d ago
Do local coffee shops limit your usage (honestly don't know as I don't drink coffee haha)? I mean the patch is well over 1GB so there's that to consider too.
MatrixxGT  +   313d ago
Ouch, had no idea it was such a large update. Not sure.
brianunfried  +   313d ago
I don't have any friends.
FITgamer  +   313d ago | Funny
PC gamer?
etownone  +   313d ago
Back-to-Back  +   313d ago
Mean but funny bubb up.
FANTA1180  +   313d ago
hotspot your smartphone.
Stick89  +   313d ago
Patch is over a 1GB, most data plans now a day are only 2GB...I don't think this is a good idea for "most" people.
jgrigs09  +   313d ago
Yea, verizon doesn't have unlimited data anymore. I only have 2GB's so doing that would suck
FANTA1180  +   313d ago
I got tmobile unlimited ....

sorry guys.
Cueil  +   313d ago
lolz at Verizon and ATT customers
Kryptix  +   313d ago
I have a smartphone with T-Mobile unlimited plan and enabling hotspot on it is very costly. (greedy bastards lol)

Microsoft messed up, one way that could of been done is using your smartphone's WiFi, download the patch somewhere with internet and then update using the USB cord.

Launch day might have some kind of shitstorm for the Xbox One, they better be prepared for those refunds.
GentlemenRUs  +   313d ago
Ouch! That PR/Support comment is bad!

Why should you have to take it to someone else house? Why can't you offer a USB install? Why can't you give people a free disc to install the update?


EDIT: You could say the XBONE is BRICKED till you get a working internet connection... DRM/Always Online never left...
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malokevi  +   313d ago
Can't update your Xbox via Xbox Live? Time to get a job and pick yourself from that rural, podank redneck wallow that you call a place to live.


Tolerance is important.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   313d ago
Yeah, lets all have ignorant attitudes and take away all blame from MS!


Just admit that this is bad PR. Sony offers alternate ways to update the PS4....MS should too. Simple as that.

Extremely poor counter argument. I don't expect anything less from you though tbh.

" Nobody can mandate MS to do anything. "

Of course, but they SHOULD make an update available to people who don't have internet...you know, just to be kind and thoughtful to people who are paying hundreds of £/$ for their product.?
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malokevi   313d ago | Immature | show
Kryptix  +   313d ago
lol Malokevi must be one the kids you hear through Call of Duty online yelling out stupidities and won't shut the fuck up. lol
ger2396  +   313d ago
You are the epitome of a jackass.
T2  +   313d ago
you should run a company... fastest bankruptcy in history.
n4rc  +   313d ago
Call it what you want... I dont give a crap if people don't have internet..

Too bad, so sad... My 80 year old grandmother has internet and her town has maybe 100 people..

Everyone is always SO concerned about these people that nobody actually knows.. But were sure they exist.. Lol
keony  +   313d ago
What if that friend wants to come to you?!??
SliceOfTruth888   313d ago | Immature | show | Replies(2)
Tw1st3d Fate  +   313d ago
If I buy a console i shouldn't have to do anything other than plug it in to play a game.
Everyone coming up with alternatives are fkin sheep. You shouldn't have to go out of your way to play a game on a system you just dropped $500 usd on... If you have a rebuttal you are a tool. Stop making excuses for a company that only wants to take your money.
My GT is: A Common Cent. Add me if you want to see that I was a M$ fan. This Company really knew how to turn me off. I still use my 360 for GTA V and WoT but once i get a PS4 im done subscribing to Live.
Grave  +   313d ago
My friend lives on a submarine. :-(
Back-to-Back  +   313d ago
hey, I'm on a nuclear sub,' and I don't even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub

0pie  +   313d ago
what if i dont have a friend with internet?
n4rc  +   313d ago
Then how are you posting on here?
Khajiit86  +   313d ago
What if someone without internet reacts like that?
Animal Mutha 76  +   313d ago
If you don't have Internet you shouldn't buy an X1 to start with. Get a megadrive.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   313d ago
What is wrong with the people who are saying this?

Singleplayer games are still relevant you know? Online isn't absolutely necessary...you may be missing out on a portion of your game and some other features but it's not mandatory. I see no reason why someone couldn't buy an X1 and/or PS4 and have a thoroughly enjoyable time for years to come without buying PS plus or XBL gold.
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Animal Mutha 76  +   311d ago
The machine is designed to be a networked device. Just my opinion - no offence intended to those who have no or little net access.

My point is its 2013 and if you buy a state of the art 2013 home device you should expect it to need a 2013 setup at home.

There are prob better options for those without net access.

Troops overseas argument is valid but overused and represents a minority of potential user base with all due respect to the incredible work they do.
T2  +   313d ago
sure lets just repeat this to the troops overseas who are helping people in the phillipines... You don't deserve an xbox!! get off your lazy ass and do something better with your life!!

... oh wait.... yeah these comments are moronic at best.
n4rc  +   313d ago
I'm getting sick of that argument personally... Its insulting to the armed forces that you use them as a pawn in your quest to discredit a product..

Bases have internet access... And there are tons of products not available to them.. It isn't the armed forces box.. You cant honestly expect every company on earth to cater their products to every single group... Did we hear bitching that these guys can't even watch a movie on a ps4 without internet access? But I'm guessing that's different somehow right?

Dont bother replying.. I know your same old tired replies..
T2  +   313d ago
Oh I see so I bring up one example and you cry and go home? there are plenty of gamers all over the world in areas with substandard Internet but that's ok, xbone isn't for them either right? That's ok they'll just be buying the competitions product
Back-to-Back  +   313d ago
Is that you Don Mattrick? I wasn't aware you posted here.
gedden7  +   313d ago
Goku781  +   313d ago
You mean like when I was in a different country without Internet, alot of good that does.
etownone  +   313d ago
Is Sony offering something other then live patch for your PS4?
T2  +   313d ago
usb, disc, just like they always do....
chiwoo  +   313d ago
MS thats cold
Max-Zorin  +   313d ago
*Donald Trump* You're fired.
ELCUCO  +   313d ago
What happened to "call support and they'll deal with you one on one"? Pre-order cancelled...again.
MegaRay  +   313d ago
What if all of your friend are ps fanboys? How many months will the warranty last?
5eriously  +   313d ago
That M$ arrogance have not changed a bit. The only reason for the 180's was the initial low preorders but I am 100% sure they will be turned to 360's sometime in future! M$ knows what their clients want or need best(How M$ thinks) and they will enforce their way somehow in future!
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Hartsy  +   313d ago
Wouldn't it be more professional just to say we are having technical difficultys due to to high demand? Rather than use your your friends internet you bunch of peasants !
d0r1en0  +   313d ago
Lol, this is great. They just keep saying whatever they please. Exactly why I left 360 for PS4. Smh, & people are still going to invest $500 in this company really under the assumption they are getting the best gaming console out there. Some people are just afraid of change. I for one, wasn't one of those people.
TheLostCause  +   313d ago
And this is why I don't like Microsoft, only reason this is an issue in the first place is because they tried forcing restrictive DRM until they changed it and this is left over from that... How any gamer who cares about the industry still supports Microsoft I have no idea.
What a stupid suggestion Microsoft! Like my friends, family and neighbours are going o have wifi!!!!
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