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Xbox One Drops 24 hour check in and game sharing will work

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    Xbox One Drops 24 hour check in and game sharing will work


    Hooray, MS has caved on the issue

    • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
    • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
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    It looks like complaining does work with M$ especially if there is another company to sell users a like console with out the DRM.
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    I am bummed out though that my physical discs will have to be physically in the drive in order to play the games. I liked the change where the games had to be installed and wouldn't require the disc.

    My 5 year old son plays and he takes out my games and leaves them...wherever the moods strikes.


    In reading this closely, is the "family sharing" concept going away entirely? The comments said,
    Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold
    and more telling;
    We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
    So, does that mean..they imagined it...but it's past tense and they aren't going to do it???
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Looks like they do come up with some nice fixes there.

    Of course, if people don't complain, MS gets the advantage with this kind of strategy.

    Luckily both maker and consumer come to an agreement in the end.
    Negotiation is always needed.
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    And the more important question....

    Will I still be able to watch TV on the XboxOneEighty? And what about the cool dog in Call of Duty, does he stay or does he go?
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    It does look like this means family sharing is gone. According to the article, if you don't have the disc for a disc-based game, you can't play the game. If you downloaded it, you can play it anywhere. The telling statement was:
    These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.
    I guess we wait for the official word, but that's how I read this - "Downloaded titles cannot be shared..." and "...similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray". I wager to the vast majority of people who complained, the game-sharing scenario was not worth it to them.
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    Horrible news. I cannot believe this. Completely ruined my expectation of the system. I DO NOT want to use a disc or even mess with that prehistoric medium. This is like going backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Horrible news. I cannot believe this. Completely ruined my expectation of the system. I DO NOT want to use a disc or even mess with that prehistoric medium. This is like going backwards.

    Are you serious or being seriously sarcastic? I think Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and wasn't willing to lose the console war before it even started. And that's exactly what they were facing. Their strategy was ridiculous and reeked of greed and I'm glad they backed down.

    It still won't sway me away from the PS4, though. Microsoft has ticked off a lot of people and burned some bridges along the way. Winning them back is going to take a bit more than what they are doing.
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    Redmond
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    Well, you can still buy and download games on release day, but if you want a disc you'll have to have it in the tray to play. I was planning on doing the download/install route anyway, as I have no friends who would need for me to share the game, and I haven't resold a game since the PS1 was the dominant console. On the flip side, I don't purchase many games either, I mostly rent first and buy only the ones I really like and have replayability (whether that be single player or online). I don't know how you please everyone, but there was *such* a stink raised about this that unfortunately I think the progress towards pushing a more online / digital video game industry will be held back at least a generation of consoles. On the plus side, a steam gaming console and service may still bring these sorts of features, and if it's up to par and the games are good, it might push everyone forward.

    We went from having Microsoft do this for sure to it being a "let's hope someone else does" for those of us who thought this was a cool/good idea, but it is what it is. It's *going* to happen, it just isn't going to happen right now, unfortunately for some of us.

    I'd guess the TV features and such will still be there, and I hope my cable provider gets on board, but I'm a little bummed by the announcement. Too bad there wasn't such a vocal "this is good" counterpart to the outcry about the DRM and changes, but there wasn't. Such is life with these first world problems.
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    I think the progress ???? towards pushing a more online / digital video game industry
    Perhaps people do not want to give up ownership.



    It would have been interesting if Apple had released an affordable netbook a few months back.

    Maybe MS would be listening about 8 as well.
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