Submitted by MariaHelFutura 470d ago | news

Microsoft Is Watching: DRM Interrupts Killer Instinct Tournament In NYC

NEW YORK, NY -- Much to the shock of no one that owns Sony's Playstation 4 Video Game Console, it appears that Microsoft's insidious Digital Rights Management System, or "DRM", reared its ugly head during a local tournament for the Xbox One title Killer Instinct in New York City on 12 December 2013. During a live broadcast of the tournament on Twitch.tv, it appears that Microsoft's DRM system on the Xbox One activated, dropping the players back into the Xbox One Operating Systems' "Home" screen and prompting them to verify that they "own this game or app". It took nearly four minutes to resolve the DRM issue by connecting to the Internet to verify the software as genuine. This issue may prove to be a deal-breaker for the Tournament Organizers Party, which may opt not to run tournaments for games on the system, including Killer Instinct, should DRM issues such as these continue. (Industry, Killer Instinct, Xbox One)

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reynod  +   470d ago
Np there must be some hack out to circumvent the DRM.. oh wait its a console, no freedom of speech.
mewhy32   470d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(23)
_QQ_   470d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(10)
SilentNegotiator  +   470d ago
"oh wait its a console, no freedom of speech"

....how is that a "freedom of speech" issue? It's closed hardware; no one expects to hack it.
reynod  +   470d ago
No MP3 support cant do anything about it,
No DLNA support cant do anything about it,
Take away other OS cant do anything about it,
Charge to go online must comply,
No support for external hardrive cant do anything about it,
No bc cant do anything about it.
No Mod support cant do anything about it.
Developer wont fix a broken game cant do anything about it.

List goes on, you have no freedom or say on the hardware you buy other words completely controlled.


Its a question of freedom, you'd gladly give it up :) ?

Games are another debate, cant compare a platform with thousands of games on its catalog specially to new consoles which hardly have any games, specially the launch line up terrible.
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BlackTar187  +   470d ago
hey Reynod,

No last of us, no uncharted, no halo the list goes on and on and on.

Being a little excessive in defining what freedom is.

Options that don't exist arn't an infringment of my freedom. If i used your logic i could think of a 100 things my phone doesn't do but can claim that i'm giving up my freedom?
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pwnsause_returns   470d ago | Bad language | show
Sarick  +   470d ago
Yes, you can do something. Don't buy it if you don't like it.

I didn't buy any next gen systems yet.
SilentNegotiator  +   470d ago

Lines 1 and 2: Other than wait for the confirmed patch in (at least for Ps4, pretty sure Xbone will, too).

Line 3: If you want a different OS, buy a computer without a proprietary OS.

Line 4: If you don't want the features and free games, see line 3.

Line 5: Patch coming for Xbone and Ps4 allows you to switch out the harddrive anyway.

Line 6: So? BC can't continue forever. Even an elitist can't deny that even on PC, playing "any" old PC game is often a hassle of unofficial patches and emulators...why would we expect console makers to deal with that stuff forever?

Line 7: Most people don't play for mods. They play for games crafted by the professionals.

Line 8: Do you support paying for broken games on PC just because someone else might fix it? No wonder we get so many crappy/broken versions of games on PC.
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Narutone66  +   470d ago
@SilentNegotiator, I agree with you. See Diablo 3 as an example.
XxGOWxX  +   470d ago
Reynod, since when has there ever been any freedom?

IE, You cant buy a car and do whatever you like to it, theres laws on what you can modify and laws on how you can use it.

Everything you buy is at your own risk. Companies dont owe you anything unless they have falsely advertised the item or it is faulty.

No one is forcing you to buy a console.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   470d ago
This is the same thing it does on the 360. This is such an non story but the Sony faithful are trying really hard to make this into something.
thekhurg  +   469d ago
The trolling at the end of that article was hilarious.
MikeGdaGod  +   470d ago
"FGCNN has not been able to research the validity of any of these "DRM" claims, as FGCNN staff skipped over purchasing an XBox One to instead purchase a low-end $400 Gateway computer, as performance was better."

wtopez  +   470d ago
It shows just how unbiased the site is on it's Xbox opinion.
indysurfn   470d ago | Trolling | show
Beastforlifenoob  +   470d ago
You know what boggles my mind when people say "ill go for the company that cares about gamers" neither SONY, nor Nintendo nor Msoft give a sh** about you only your wallets that is why they are called COMPANIES, does anyone at sony know you, no they dont care about you.
wtopez   470d ago | Trolling | show
N4Flamers  +   469d ago
That is rather immature. Yes companies care about you. They care about keeping you happy with their products. That is the sole reason Microsoft reversed all their drm and fired Don Mattrick. It's just naive to say that companies do not care about consumers. They realize we keep them afloat. That is the reason Sony have developed a more gamer friendly console.
Erudito87  +   470d ago
you do know who makes windows right?
360ICE  +   470d ago | Funny
"Freedom of speech", he said!

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Also, we're all for hacks to circumvent the DRM."

- James Madison
Bobby Kotex   470d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Pogmathoin   470d ago | Off topic | show
2pacalypsenow  +   470d ago
Freedom of speech? if you could just pirate everygame then MS/Sony and the game devs would bleed money,

Its like me walking into your home and opening all your windows so people get in while screaming freedom of speech i can do what i want..
kane_1371  +   470d ago
I know that MS messes up alot, but really, this article is just asking for hits, I mean: "It took nearly four minutes to resolve the DRM issue by connecting to the Internet to verify the software as genuine. This issue may prove to be a deal-breaker for the Tournament Organizers Party, which may opt not to run tournaments for games on the system, including Killer Instinct, should DRM issues such as these continue."

Come on guys, I love PS, I love everything sony, FFS my banner is make believe!
But this article is as low as one can get, for real?

Another quote for you here : "Much to the shock of no one that owns Sony's Playstation 4 Video Game Console, it appears that Microsoft's insidious Digital Rights Management System, or "DRM", reared its ugly head during a local tournament for the Xbox One title Killer Instinct"
Why is this article even starting with that line if not for anything else but stupid hits?
OmegaShen  +   470d ago
Keep talking, PC just keeps losing games.

So hows GTA5 for you on PC? Oh wait..... its not even on PC, oh well at its not like games sell better on consoles <_< lol.

N4G remove this troll.
gcolley  +   470d ago
If n4g removed the trolls it would lose 80% of its readership.
gcolley  +   470d ago
No hacking in tornaments
Mikelarry  +   470d ago
last i heard is that they released a day one patch to kill off the DRM or is that not the case anymore????
timlot  +   470d ago
Every game has some type of DRM.
H0RSE  +   470d ago
You got disagrees, but you speak the truth. For all you that disagree, try playing a game on your console without the disk in the machine. Let me know how that goes...
Biggest  +   470d ago
But that's not D(igital) R(ights) M(anagment). A disk is physical. What are you talking about H0RSE?
Kayant  +   470d ago
Well apparently iirc DRM wasn't even in the box according to MS in the first place.

"This behaviour is only because we are in pre-release. When we launch, console will work exactly as you expect today on 360," he continued. "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." - Albert Penello


So is this another of Albert damage control campaigns?? Who knows we need more info on this first as there isn't anything to go by here.

Edit - After some digging around I found this article on gamespot --> http://www.gamespot.com/art...

It seems the XB1/main profile needs to first be configured to "My Home Xbox". As this message may even appear even when you're online according to gamespot.
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Skizelli  +   470d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they say that DRM would still be left up to the developers? This seems to be a KI issue, not a console issue.
maddskull  +   470d ago
actually the drm is still in he console so microsoft could simply turn it on at anytime it jut turns it off
Volkama  +   470d ago
It's a digital download. Some form of DRM is inevitable and reasonable.

Otherwise as soon as external drives are supported every game would be free with very little hassle required.
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Volkama   470d ago | Immature | show
Toon_Link  +   470d ago
Data on psn has an owner attached to it so if the console you are playing on has that account tied to it the content can be accessed. You do not however have to be signed in or have a Internet connection to play that content. Only one time sign in (which you need to download content anyway) to register user on device then you are good to go. So yes still rdm but much more reasonable than having to always check in.

If I go to my friends house and bring over my console I expect to plug it in and play the content I own without having to login to his Internet to verify I am still me. If you think that's ok business practice that's on you but no one should have to bend over backwards to play a game they own and constantly verify yes I'm me and I still own my content.

Even if you could load game data on external hd and can be copied all you should need is a specific account that can access the content (a one time sign in) and nothing else.

Btw no one said they want to get games for free that was some conclusion you jumped to. This article is about a tournament that had a hiccup because drm booted the players out of a game to check ownership and I don't see how that's ok especially in a competition setting.
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Volkama  +   470d ago
Think you'll find the policies pretty similar, unfortunately this website didn't do the research to share the details. In this case the owner of the content was probably signed in to multiple consoles (being a tournament) prompting the check for obvious reasons.

Not that I touched on that in the initial comment anyway.
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Klad  +   470d ago
Not kill, just disable, but who knows, they could probably enable it at any time with another update.
Megaton  +   470d ago
Jankiest console in gaming history.
pyramidshead  +   470d ago
Oh boy lol.
Unreal01  +   470d ago
Never once has there been so much controversy over a new console. What happened to a simple games console launch eh? Yet people still buy this crap smh.
sak500   470d ago | Immature | show
Sephiroushin   470d ago | Immature | show
DoubleM70  +   470d ago
Sorry that goes to the PS3
deecee33  +   470d ago
"Jankiest". I LOL'ed just now.
bessy67  +   470d ago
Playing a digital game with your GT on a console that isn't your home console? Then you need to be connected to the internet. Same as on PS4. Nothing to see here...
Kayant  +   470d ago
"The owner of the Xbox One console said on stream that the DRM check "wouldn't happen if you go [into] Offline [mode]", though he followed up that statement with "it very rarely happens [at home] If I'm Online... once in a blue moon"

Also if you watch the video the person was *Signed* into their profile. The account was must definitely not a new account as it had over 26,000 GS. Also if am not mistaken if you buy characters it will be linked to your account and KI only has one character unlocked by default.

For people questioning *Watch the video* in the article.
Volkama  +   470d ago
Sure, he paid for that content. How many other consoles was he signed into at the time I wonder? If the answer is "more than 1" then it's no wonder it breached a drm check.

Article is fanboy trash that doesn't attempt to establish facts.
jimbobbeers  +   470d ago
Yep, exactly the same. Yet you got a ton of disagrees, too many fanboys trying hard in here.
dark-kyon  +   470d ago
"FGCNN staff skipped over purchasing an XBox One to instead purchase a low-end $400 Gateway computer, as performance was better."
tubers  +   470d ago
Sad that in the real world, the easiest way to go DRM free is not to be a goody too shoes consumer even if that's the root cause of all these DRM.
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mhunterjr  +   470d ago
It's a digital download. Those games have drm by default... It's the exact same on Sony consoles... Smh at these fanboy FUD articles.
Minato-Namikaze  +   470d ago
I play my digital titles all the time with no internet connection.
bessy67  +   470d ago
Not away from your home console you don't.
mhunterjr  +   470d ago
My guess is you are playing on your home console, and not away at some tournament...

That's just my guess though...
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   470d ago
Except you can play all your PlayStations digital Downloads without a internet connection I do it all the time when I take my ps3 and 4 to my dad's, mates etc
KingDadXVI  +   470d ago
You are right on the money there. This comes down to the software developer.
warczar  +   470d ago
Go back to your XBOX with your windows stuffed into windows crammed with adds and filled up with tiles and stop acting like you know anything about how a PS works.
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MightyNoX  +   470d ago
This isn't anything new. They claim so much and spread misinformation about the ps4. Fortunately their lack of research always exposes them.

I bet if they actually did their research, they'd switch to the ps4 from the box.
dmeador  +   470d ago

Yeah, because its so complicated, maybe you can educate everyone on how it works?
H0RSE  +   470d ago
"Crammed with ads..."

I've been using my X1 virtually everyday since launch, and haven't seen one ad yet... Now you can argue that maybe I just haven't navigated the menus enough, but if they were "crammed" with ads, I really shouldn't have to go searching for them, should I...
warczar  +   469d ago

You really expect me to believe that Microsoft doesn't have any invasive advertising front and center on the X1 UI. You sir are full of shit.
christocolus  +   470d ago
Im just glad they resolved it quickly and got back to the tournament. Planning to host a very small one myself just my friends( Ryse multiplayer and ki).
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jackanderson1985  +   470d ago
is anyone else having this issue? i can play KI offline no problem and have never seen that message... could it be something to do with the person in question being a "guest" on the console (using his GT on another persons console) and the "host" having lost his sign in credentials?
frostypants  +   470d ago
Why the mention of the PS4?
Manic2014  +   470d ago
So this guy has to check in sometimes online when he uses the console. He may be part of a small minority whom have had a faulty console or so. My console works perfectly fine without the internet. Could be a faulty unit.
SLUG  +   470d ago
ironmonkey  +   470d ago
sony digital games can be played on or offline simple as that. xbox you cant that why its shit.
MegaRay  +   470d ago
Alot of Sheep still buy it tho
Elit3Nick  +   470d ago
I have no problem playing bf4 and need for speed offline on xbox...
H0RSE  +   470d ago
And you can't play all those free PS+ games you get, without a subscription, yet the games xbox players get with GWG, are theirs to keep.

You can argue that even without a PS+ subscription, players can access other features without a paywall, but I thought consoles were for games - wasn't this the "go to" argument when MS was announcing TV integration and all the other non-gaming features the X1 offered? In this regard, why would I care if I could access Netflix or youtube or Huu on my console or not?

Sony and Xbox fans can play this back and forth game all day, it won't get us anywhere.
KonsoruMasuta  +   470d ago
But the games Xbox players get with GWG suck.
mhunterjr  +   470d ago
You can play digital Xbox games offline... What are you talking about? You just can't play them on different consoles w/o logging in, which is the same as Sony. Otherwise people would just install games on their buddies consoles and they'd be able to play forever without paying.
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NeloAnjelo  +   470d ago
Wow... Again MS fans out in full force defending this BS. MS doesn't care about gamers or your choice and freedoms... Go back and look at the cocky announcement, and the brazen statements of being an online only device... All of a sudden they've changed? Yeah right.

According to MS, these people should have bought a 360. No DRM.

Completely fed up with all this blocking and restricting none sense.
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Elit3Nick  +   470d ago
It's because this article is BS, look who posted it, any article posted by MariaHelFutura should be immediately removed and and have his account permanently banned
NeloAnjelo  +   470d ago
Kinda like how Polygon reviews should be banned here right? Oh I don't see you commenting on that being removed.

It's posted. Like it or not, everyone is free to post and comment. Free, unlike MS's previous proposed policies.
H0RSE  +   470d ago
"Choice and freedoms?" really?! You are talking about consoles, a medium notorious for being a closed-system... If you want choice and freedoms, you would be playing on PC. People play console for a lot of reasons - choice and freedoms isn't one of them...
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NeloAnjelo  +   470d ago
Disagree. A gaming PC is expensive and requires technical knowledge to upgrade and keep up with that tech. I know because I'm a PC gamer as well.

A gaming PC is $600 plus, without upgrades. A console offers a cheaper alternative over 5-10 years. Not to mention no pre knowledge of drivers or set up is needed.
H0RSE  +   470d ago
You are confusing "freedom and choice," with "convenience" or "ease of use."

What freedoms and choices does a console grant you over a PC?

- ability to upgrade/swap hardware? No (don't even attempt to justify this with mentioning changing the HDD in the PS4. It has no bearing on game quality or performance.)

- backwards compatibility? No - I just built my new rig last year, yet I'm still able to play classics like Doom, ROTT, Baldur's Gate and Deus Ex. Those who bought a next-gen system, can't even play games released a month before their new consoles launched.

- ability to mod games or use mods? Go play any of the Elder Scrolls games on your console of choice. Now go play the same game(s) or even just watch a vid of them on PC with mods - they are like different games. They can easily double the replayability.

- edit BIOS settings? No
- ability to play retail games without the disk? No

- freedom to install a different OS? No. Yes, I know technically you can mod xbox to run Linux, but it isn't really designed to do so - PC's are.

- m/kb and controller support for games? No. I can use an xbox controller for virtually any game I play,. and if I can't, there is usually a driver to enable it. In order to get "true" mouse support on console, you need third party hardware, like a XIM3. The prime difference here is that the driver I might need is free, while the hardware console players would need, is not.

- access to the largest library of games? No. PC's have the largest library of games available. They have more than all the Playstation's combined, or all the Xbox's combined. They likely have more games available than both combined, largely thanks to indie developers and operations like Kickstarter. The medium also pretty much has a monopoly on the MMO and strategy genres.

- ability to do tasks that aren't entertainment related (like word processing, audio/video editing, photoshop, etc.)? No

- freedom to download unofficial/community made patches/updates? No. I bring this up because for many games, community made patches have been really helpful. Ex. the community made patch for Oblivion, fixed over 2500 bugs that Bethesda didn't. With a console, users are essentially at the mercy of the developers or console manufacturers for all their fixes.

The console is a closed-system. Not only are they closed in terms of hardware flexibility, they are closed in terms of their functionality. They are designed for specific functions, whereas PC's are not. You can build a high-end gaming PC, which still functions as your work PC, which still functions as an entertainment PC, which still functions as a productivity PC, etc.

PC's offer vastly more choices and freedoms vs consoles - this isn't even up for debate. When you choose to buy a console, you are choosing to give up these choices and freedoms, in exchange for a more affordable alternative and ease of use.

PC's may cost more and require more know-how, but you get what you pay for, and the knowledge needed to maintain them will more than pay for itself.
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NeloAnjelo  +   469d ago
Ok, good and strong points... I still maintain.. show me who can do any of below... are they in the majority or minority?

Secondly, to my original statement, how was what MS did with thier previous policy offering choice and freedom for used games, and lending the items you bought? Or even even disconneting... Thats the freedom.
jimbobbeers  +   470d ago
Embarrassed for you, you really haven't got a clue. If you found out the real situation you'd realise that this would of happened if they'd owned a 360, PS3 or PS4 too.

Silly silly boy.
True_Samurai  +   470d ago
4 min? woooooow -______- definitely news worthy
MidnytRain  +   470d ago
This article is a pathetic hit-seeker.
feraldrgn  +   470d ago
So they didn't remove the DRM?
MegaRay  +   470d ago
There is no switch to turn it off. They already say that didn't they
MarkusMcNugen  +   470d ago
There is no DRM other than the standard DRM that comes with all digital titles on PSN and Xbox Live. You can play digital games offline on your console but if your logged in somewhere else you have to be online.

Dont listen to MegaRay. There is a reason he has 2 bubbles.
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ELpork  +   470d ago
"It took nearly four minutes"


talk about an over reaction.
DomceM  +   470d ago
I dont think you understand what competitive gaming is if thats the comment you are making.

Pro gamers freak out over a few seconds of lag/ interruption... 4 minutes may as well be years to these guys.
ELpork  +   470d ago
It's 4 minutes, I'd consider people are children if they called that "A long time"... Because it's 4 minutes.
DomceM  +   469d ago
ill repeat that. This isnt a dude sitting at home getting disconnected for 4 minutes. Its a pro gaming tournament with high stakes and probably monetary prizes.

Clearly you have no idea what pro gaming scene is or what rules are at work there.

Casuals are satisfied with everything, these guys are the hardcore of the hardcore.
SliceOfTruth888  +   470d ago
ROFL at people who think this was DRM
XboxFun  +   470d ago
"When solicited for comment on this story, a Microsoft representative asked, "What is 'FGCNN'?", before hanging up the phone. Double Helix was not asked to comment on this story. FGCNN has not been able to research the validity of any of these "DRM" claims, as FGCNN staff skipped over purchasing an XBox One to instead purchase a low-end $400 Gateway computer, as performance was better"

All credibility of this story lost.

Oh look...submitted by MariaHelFutura, combing the back ally's of internet websites trying desperately hard to find any and all negative news regarding MS and the Xbox One to submit to N4G and the SDF.

This story will hit 500 degrees in no time, backed by a couple of blogs by the usual suspects on this site. Can't wait.

My name strikes terror in the hearts of criminals who are a superstitious and cowardly lot. ;)
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ELpork  +   470d ago
I don't like your name, but I like the cut of your jib.
frostypants  +   470d ago
In other words, the story was posted by someone as lacking in credibility as yourself. The only difference between you and them is the corporate teat you choose to suck.
XboxFun  +   470d ago
As suppose to the corporate c*** you choose to suck on?

Thanks for adding nothing.
GirlOnFire  +   470d ago
Microsoft Sucks!
Xbox Rules!
That's my opinion.
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quenomamen  +   470d ago
Xbone was built around DRM, what you guys thought just cuz they said they would remove it that they really would ? It's there just waiting to be released from its little prison of ones and zeros.
Death  +   470d ago
Yes, DRM was the first priority followed by TV. Games were thrown in just to confuse those that can't see past the firt two parts.

All consoles have DRM in one form or another. On a Playstation, the invisible force that prevents your friends from playing all your downloads without your password is called DRM. The same mystic force that requires your disc to be in the drive to play a game you ripped to the HDD is also called DRM. You can stop pretending DRM is an Xbox exclusive. The DRM you are still oddly fascinated with allowed your games to be ripped to the HDD and then accessed remotely from another Xbox without the disc being needed for verification. Patriots like yourself that fought valiantly against this scary DRM simply made gaming a little less convenient for those of us that aren't as easily freightened.
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Cueil  +   470d ago
all downloadable content on all three machines have DRM... your disc have drm... everything had drm... you're living in a world of lies... if you hate DRM then get a PC and only buy from GoG.com
SoulSercher620  +   470d ago
DRM still implemented into the Xbone. Not shocking. Wouldn't be surprised if those policies they originally had comes crawling back one day.
Death  +   470d ago
Do you think Gaikai will work without being signed in and online? I wonder if DRM will prevent people from playing games that are streamed over the network. I know that is completely different from me streaming games remotely on my Xbox and requiring a sign in and online connection. Ironic how people such as yourself understand DRM when it isn't on Xbox.
MarkusMcNugen  +   470d ago
N4Gs favorite troll submitter is on a roll the last two weeks...

Of course there is some kind of DRM on digital downloads whether on PSN or Xbox Live. Its the same DRM that was on the Xbox 360 and PS3 digital titles and works the exact same way.

A troll is a troll is a troll is a troll...
ziggurcat  +   470d ago
I have never had to verify my online purchases from the PS store mid-game, nor have I ever had to connect online just to play any if my digital purchases from the store.

A blind fanboy is a blind fanboy is a blind fanboy is a blind fanboy.
Cueil  +   470d ago
I've had to with all my non F2P game downloads...
ziggurcat  +   470d ago
@ ceuil

You're lying, and you know it.
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MarkusMcNugen  +   470d ago
You've never had to connect online to play your digital purchases on a friends console?

And as for the mid-game verification, you might have missed this part of the article.

"When solicited for comment on this story, a Microsoft representative asked, "What is 'FGCNN'?", before hanging up the phone. Double Helix was not asked to comment on this story. FGCNN has not been able to research the validity of any of these "DRM" claims"
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ziggurcat  +   470d ago
@ Markus:

Nope. I've never had to do that, apart from physically downloading the game onto the system. An online connection is not required to actually play the game.

And that's a typical MS response: "who's that? never heard of him."

Edit: here's the video of it actually happening, so... You can stop defending MS now:

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Statix  +   470d ago
Obviously, the console was rushed in so many ways.
CrossingEden  +   470d ago
"IT TOOK NEARLY FOUR MINUTES" Oh god...four minutes....stop the presses everyone, stop the presses, four minutes!! How is this an approved article or even news worthy?
cyguration  +   470d ago
So you enjoy being interrupted mid-game so DRM can check your butthole to ensure you're not a pirate?

Got it.
Holeran  +   470d ago
I moon my Playstation Camera nightly.
BX81  +   470d ago
What am I missing here? On the 360 didn't you have to be online to play some arcade games?
Cueil  +   470d ago
someone else couldn't just log in a play that game either without you being online
MarkusMcNugen  +   470d ago
You could if the game was bought and downloaded on that console. If you downloaded it on a friends Xbox 360 to play it over their, they could only play it if your account was signed in on that Xbox.
Cueil  +   470d ago
I guess when I download a game on my PS4 and it told me I didn't have rights to the game (easily fixed problem by refreshing my drm rights through the psn menu) that it wasn't DRM right.... if you download a game it's going to have DRM... from Sony and from Microsoft
lolCHILLbro  +   470d ago
Guys this has NOTHING to do with DRM, its a Title that can ONLY be brought digitally so when another who doesnt own the title is trying to play on this title when your offline then the owner must sign in to authorize it
cyguration  +   470d ago
Dang, reputation management is out in full force to stomp down this news. Microsoft must have given out site-wide promotions to damage control reps to make sure the resurgence of their DRM doesn't make the console look any worse than it already does.

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