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Windows 7: XBOX One - Microsoft-pulls-180-removes-restrictions

21 Jun 2013   #11
vaidas3

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I suppose it's fine for those who just want to play games, but if you're a collector I'd still avoid it: they could update the console's firmware to impose all those restrictions at a later date and you'd have no recourse.
Hi there
A Firmware update can always be IGNORED -- you don't have to do it - and in general people are recommended NOT to do it unless absolutely necessary -- so I wouldn't worry about that problem.

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jimbo

well game developers or MS can make that you can not play new game without updating firmware.
I got this experience with psp.. to play some new games you have to upgrade firmware/software on psp.
sony did this so MS can do this too.


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21 Jun 2013   #12
sdadamo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vaidas3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
I suppose it's fine for those who just want to play games, but if you're a collector I'd still avoid it: they could update the console's firmware to impose all those restrictions at a later date and you'd have no recourse.
Hi there
A Firmware update can always be IGNORED -- you don't have to do it - and in general people are recommended NOT to do it unless absolutely necessary -- so I wouldn't worry about that problem.

Cheers
jimbo

well game developers or MS can make that you can not play new game without updating firmware.
I got this experience with psp.. to play some new games you have to upgrade firmware/software on psp.
sony did this so MS can do this too.
Even though that's true, I don't think Microsoft wants to make another mistake and enrage their consumers again.
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21 Jun 2013   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It still has the whole Kinect required/watching you always deal that some dislike.
Although probably not much of a deal breaker as the used game,trading deal was.

But, there's also the fact that right from the start PS4 is superior in RAW power. 40-50% more powerful if rumors are true. And by that, I mean the paper specs and whats been said from some Developers. That the PS4 would be noticeably better from day 1, visually.

But the Xbox is supposed to work with the cloud streaming to make up the slack ... not sure how that will work.

I guess its just a matter of time to see how things work out.
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22 Jun 2013   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
The new setup is not really that great. there's no sharing with friends, and although the game still has to be installed to the hard drive (taking up space), you STILL have to insert the disk whenever you want to play a game.
Is this not how it works now? I don't have an Xbox, but PS3 games already require game to be loaded onto the HDD anyway, but the disk is needed for authentication.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
Hi there
A Firmware update can always be IGNORED -- you don't have to do it - and in general people are recommended NOT to do it unless absolutely necessary -- so I wouldn't worry about that problem.
Again taking an example from the Playstation world, but i am assuming that Xbox is the same, you need the latest firmware to get into the store, which for my Playstation Plus subscription, is needed to get the free games they are offering. I'm assuming that as MS are now doing something similar for the Xbox this will be the same.

Also, I've found that if your machine is connected to your network, you can't do anything without the latest firmware.

Fine if you never want to go online I guess, but then I would ask, why bother getting an Xbox when all it's got going for it is the enhanced multimedia capabilities.
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