Microsoft, you've left GR confused.
If you want to be positive, you can say that MS will answer all the gamers questions (DRM, used games) on stage. If you want to be negative, you can say that they will not talk about DRM, used games and other negative rumors because they are true, and they don't want to answer those questions until the system releases
lol Jokes on him!! It's not supposed to make sense!! Just middle aged guys who want to relive their glory dayz through memories and beers and watch tv and nfl. Also allow games in case of grand children. This is the xbox team.
lol well said
All those questions were already addressed about 30 minutes ago, directly from Microsoft. Read this: http://n4g.com/news/1273594...
well the "loaning" policy is still a little ambiguous. And for some other policies, like the family stuff, they are still missing a couple of details to really understand how it will works. SO far the only things we know understand for sure is the Online Requirement and the Kinect stuff
I know that i will get a lot of disagrees for this, but one good thing about microsoft policy is that they will help developers gain more revenue and should result in the price of games staying the same or even possibly decreasing. This will result in less developers going bankrupt and more games for us!
Or the publishers will continue to shaft the developers and the game prices will stay the same or increase because...well...there will be no competition. It really could go both ways. Smaller and indie devs could be squeezed out by the likes of Activision, Ubisoft, EA, and the in house studios to maximize revenue streams. That's a future I could live without. At the end of the day...it's a business after all. I hope you are right, I pray that I am not..for all gamers.
that's one way to see it... "they don't want to answer those questions until the system releases" that time frame will hit there peak in sales!
who isnt trying to make sense of their plans...
Don't worry, bro. You are far from being the only one.
But..but they are killing Sony.. Cant you see ?
their plan is to dominate the console market like they did last gen.
lol xbox 360 is last place officially
Thats why they are dead last with a year headstart because they are *dominating*. They couldnt win against Sony at its weakest they cant win against Sony at its strongest. They dont have the studios for it and moneyhats only go so far.
the generation ended when the wiiu relesed and sony was in last.
Says who? Your ass?
This gen ends with a boom..TLOU, Beyond2Souls,GTA and a good pirate game(AC4).. Oh man, makes you think you can wait to get a new "Next-gen" system, eh?
Yes, that's why Nintendo outsold them.
If you can't make sense of what's going on then that's a personal problem...it's pretty clear right now. They want systems to be connected at all times and helping developers lose less money(as they say) by limiting used games. 24 hour check in is the only thing I don't like, cause there are other people who have more internet problems than me. But they did announce they'd be working on how to handle people without internet connection. They won't be left out.
O great another flame bait article. Here comes the hit parade.
The all in one entertainment secret service illuminati/nazi box..It knows what you like and shows by loving you. Everybody look this way at XBone.. (so I get a chance to preorder PS4)
Its like watching a horror movie in which the murderer is the best friend of the main character.... Hard to believe at first but everything adds up.
Microsoft's plan is to monitor what you watch on television. They want to use Kinect to monitor when your at home and when your not. They will then use Kinect to monitor what parts of the screen you're looking at while watching TV. They will also gather facial expressions and emotional reactions, etc. They will then sell this information to the station that broadcasts the show. While it won't be personal info they will offer statistics that will sum up all the data. They can find out what products catch your eye so that they can attempt to jack up the price if you decide to buy it a year later. The information they can collect is astronomical and so valuable to companies that consumer demand will have little effect on it's implementation. That is why they keep trying to package it as a gaming related or relevant feature. Somehow they can never get past peoples' need for privacy. The used game block proves that DRM was never just about the thieves and pirates stealing their games. It was about controlling their software so that noone would ever get it, not even the honest consumer who buys new. So these cameras, mics, touchpads, motion controls, are just tools to enforce their true agenda of tying one's identity to a game. DRM is enforced with those devices. So while they are controlling your hard earned purchases, they are taking and selling your data without lowering prices or paying consumers a cut. I do understand the need for them to receive full profit for their games but they are essentially becoming the thieves in the process. If/When this goes to fruitation we will be in big trouble as their unlimited power will naturally lead to abuse and ultimately cause the destruction of a core gaming audience. In a nutshell we're doomed.
Some may scream "conspiracy theory", but that first part of your argument is quite possible. Metadata is really the future for consumer analysts. Tracking "trends" and "habits" would be made easy with that. Being able to identify what you DO while gaming and how you do it is indispensable information to the right marketing people. It's like 20 million member focus group that could answers thousands of questions about thousands of things...instead of the usual survey about one product or commercial. Plus, they profit from this exchange!?!
[Quote] To ensure Xbox One works optimally and can offer the experiences described above, it is designed with the following networking requirements: For an optimal experience, we recommend a broadband connection of 1.5Mbps. (For reference, the average global internet connection speed as measured recently by Akamai was 2.9 Mbps). In areas where an Ethernet connection is not available, you can connect using mobile broadband. It's official! No internet = No gameplay. There appears to be no real difference between store retail & digital Xbox 1 games other than the free coaster a physical game comes with. No wonder PC gamers come up with game cracks all the time. No one likes being told they have to be online (briefly) to enjoy an offline game.
There is a big difference between the physical disc and digital. Digital games are sublicensed to you through an online service. A physical disc preserves the single player from having to use their online service to play it. So it's limited to online mode only. Plus I believe the disc gives a license because there is a direct sale between the developer and consumer.
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