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

19 Jun 2013   #1

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XBOX One - Microsoft-pulls-180-removes-restrictions

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Microsoft is getting rid of controversial DRM restrictions it announced last month at the unveiling of the Xbox One.

Microsoft will no longer require the Xbox One to have an Internet connection to play offline games, Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, said Wednesday in a statement on Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog.
Read more at: Microsoft Pulls A 180 And Removes The Restrictions From The New Xbox That Video Game Fans Revolted Against - Yahoo! Finance



I'm not the least surprised by the reversal. Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and wanted to avoid a major flop.

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19 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Was expecting this. Looks like they saved themselves.
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20 Jun 2013   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

mh, the stuff before sounded like a marketing move, to get more buzz in the air.
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20 Jun 2013   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Not sure if marketing move or just stupid move, but it angered and scared xbox users for a minute. Regardless, I am glad enough people complained about this and it is getting changed

Those factors where a big put-off for me and obviously a lot of people...
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20 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

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.
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20 Jun 2013   #6

 

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.
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21 Jun 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Not sure if marketing move or just stupid move, but it angered and scared xbox users for a minute.
Suddenly changing so much software is not just costly, it requires a lot of time. Also, all the authentication servers they should have put up for all this to work now would be useless.

This created a ton of buzz around the Xbone, and that's what matters for marketing purposes.

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I suppose it's fine for those who just want to play games,
This device is aimed also to be a media center, and an internet browsing machine for Facebook.
That said, I still prefer a PC.
Why? Because now both Xbone and PS4 are x86 machines, so games that work on them won't be hard to port over to PC.
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21 Jun 2013   #8

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

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.
This is one thing I'd worry about. The second thing is how the price goes up with the addition of the Kinect in the purchase; don't you think it should be sold separately? It would compete with Sony better without the Kinect in the bundle. I still wouldn't go with it just because Microsoft makes it.

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This device is aimed also to be a media center, and an internet browsing machine for Facebook.
That said, I still prefer a PC.
Let's spend 500 dollars to watch TV on our TVs.
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21 Jun 2013   #9

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Kinect is the only way to turn it on/off, and is needed to run the most controversial parts of the deal.
Like detecting if you are old enough to see porn or restricted movies (that clearly state this in the stream or the disk anyway) through it, and possibly implement additional fees if there is more than X people watching a movie (that again supports this feature).

Media center = watching movies and streaming content from netflix/similar and stuff from youtube. Most if not all TVs are either unable to do it OR use rubbish UI and dumb settings.

The device lacks any kind of hardware to work with regional TV broadcasts, or even cable TV (afaik).

That said, yes, Android can do better for 400$ less. But you will miss Halo and the next CoD.
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21 Jun 2013   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

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
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