Xbox One details: connecting online, licensing, Kinect privacy

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- Recommended connection of 1.5Mbps
- System is designed to verify if system, application or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend
- Games that are designed to take advantage of the cloud may require a connection
- Play offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console
- Play offline up to one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library
- Can’t game offline after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and Blu-ray and DVD movies


- Play any of your games from any Xbox One console after signing in and installing
- This is possible because a copy is also stored in the cloud
- Share game access with everyone inside your home
- Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One
- “We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.”
- Publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends
- There are no fees charged as part of these transfers
- Requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once
- Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers
- Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers
- Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this
- Third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends
- Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch

Kinect privacy

- Choose what Kinect can see and hear
- You will determine how responsive and personalized your Xbox One is to you and your family during setup
- Key options include automatic or manual sign in, privacy settings, and clear notifications about how data is used
- When Xbox One is on and you’re simply having a conversation in your living room, your conversation is not being recorded or uploaded
- Control when Kinect sensing is On, Off or Paused
- If you don’t want the Kinect sensor on while playing games or enjoying your entertainment, you can pause Kinect
- To turn off your Xbox One, just say “Xbox Off”
- When the system is off, it’s only listening for the single voice command — “Xbox On,” and you can even turn that feature off too
- Some apps and games may require Kinect functionality to operate, so you’ll need to turn it back on for these experiences
- Control personal data
- You can play games or enjoy applications that use data, such as videos, photos, facial expressions, heart rate and more, but this data will not leave your Xbox One without your explicit permission

You can find more information at any of the three links below:

How Games Licensing Works on Xbox One

Xbox One: A Modern, Connected System

How Xbox One and the new Kinect Sensor Put You in Control

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This all sounds fine - and mostly much better for the consumer and the developer!

So after 24 hours do you need to have the game disk? If that's all it is, then there has been a whole bunch of 'much ado about nothing.'

Thanks for posting it.


Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!


Tell me a funny joke!

i just read it over at gaf. Yeah, No xbone for me, but best of luck to the fans who still want to buy it.

No rentals? Screw you MS but I'm still going to wait for E3 just to see what they announce but this pretty much seals the deal for me PS4 is the console for me next gen (I Hope).

I can't see myself picking up an Xbox One at launch or ever..

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wait, that means i could buy an xbox one and my brothers as well and everyone could play the games i bought from his xbox even hundreds of miles between us?

if i understood that correct i already know that two of my brothers will buy one lol

... =/

No sale here Microsoft.

Eat a dick.

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That doesn't sound too bad. Gamesharing with 10 family/friend is most likely going to be modified. I am sure it is not like Sony's game sharing on upto 5 psn accounts.

Rest is alright. Not as bad as they their incompetent public relations reps made it seem.

ok reading the other comments i believe i understood something wrong lol