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Xbox One details: connecting online, licensing, Kinect privacy

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UltimateUnknown said:
toadslayer72 said:
I'm wondering about this every 24 hrs. thing. What happens if you are out of power for a couple of days due to a storm or something? I also can't imagine that this sharing games thing would allow for multiple people in different locations to all be able to play a game that just one of them buys. That would reduce sales by a ton. As far as being able to do it in one house, that's great because I always have to buy two of certain games (Halo, COD) to play with my kids so I'm liking that. I don't EVER do the used/ resell/borrowed thing so that means absolutely nothing to me. I understand that a lot of people do it that way and if Sony doesn't have something very similar then it seems liek MS is taking a gamble. We don't have long to now to find out for sure.

"You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time."

Only one other person can play it at a given time. Plus it states that you can share your game with your family members in your own home. So there's going to be some way to limit it to your house, maybe through your broadband connection.

Thanks for that. I'm a little distracted right now and I didn't read through it all thoroughly, I was just going off of the comments here.



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Carl2291 said:

Does all of this online requirement stuff mean that a Live sub will also be a requirement?

Edit - Also, does this confirm the Xbox One is always on? Because Kinect is always listening for you to say Xbox On?

First Question:  I'm not sure what you mean.  You do not need Xbox Live Gold to connect online. But you need it to do anything cool online.

Second Question:  You can set the Kinect settings to the levels you want.  If you don't want it turning on by saying "Xbox On" then you turn that part off in the settings and push a button to turn it on.  So it will be off and not listening.  They confirmed this last week.

I know people that turn their router and modems off when they aren't using them.  It’s a matter of personal preference and security.

 



 

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

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I wonder if used games can't be resold. If that one friend limit to giving/selling a game is the same at stores than you can't resell the used games you buy.



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"Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. 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. 

Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two 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."

@bolds: In that case, not that much different from what Sony has said so far.



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crissindahouse said:
toadslayer72 said:
I'm wondering about this every 24 hrs. thing. What happens if you are out of power for a couple of days due to a storm or something? I also can't imagine that this sharing games thing would allow for multiple people in different locations to all be able to play a game that just one of them buys. That would reduce sales by a ton. As far as being able to do it in one house, that's great because I always have to buy two of certain games (Halo, COD) to play with my kids so I'm liking that. I don't EVER do the used/ resell/borrowed thing so that means absolutely nothing to me. I understand that a lot of people do it that way and if Sony doesn't have something very similar then it seems liek MS is taking a gamble. We don't have long to now to find out for sure.

what do you mean with out of power? how do you want to use a console then? but it also works with mobile broadband so maybe that would help you?

Man I must be missing a lot here. I was thinking if your console was offline for more than 24 hrs., it's a problem. If I lost power in my area for a few days because of say, a blizzard, then I obviously wouldn't be online. I think I just need to read the whole wall of text.



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Since you can use the XO with mobile broadband I should be able to take it to my vacation home in the Berkshires and play online. I have no problems now at all. I just want to see if they come up with a BC solution.



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disolitude said:

I fully endorse the benefits Xbox one looks to offer with its always on aspect, and I don't see anything dealbreaking with these policies... So I guess I'm doing a disservice to gaming.

Looking forward to building my personal Xbox One gaming collection that I can access anywhere and anytime.

Honestly your loyalty to MS after this pisses me off. I'm probably going to get banned for this rant but its a bunch of bullshit and you're being an idiot to accept such a destruction of your rights to ownership.

Its not about being always online and you won't get it anywhere... just places with broadband internet.

Its about owning what you buy and being able to do with it as you see fit. These policies lead to you not owning anythign ever. You only own it as long as MS decides to support the service or the specific game.

The current status quo where that type of draconian policy was already deliberately held in distinction between owning the physical media or digital copy. While still not a best case scenario, at least you had a choice. Now that choice is gone and and instead you own nothing.

I sincerely hope you are in the minority so this policy dies with the Xbone. Hopefully Sony sees the potetial differentiation it can create between its product and stays clear of anything like this.

 

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And still there will be some people who try to defend this policy.

I will not support a console who needs to check what/when/where I'm playing.



 

lol this is hilarious



Quick question to those who are reading this and actually want to discuss and not just bitch and moan...

What defines a family member? Did Microsoft specify what they define a family member and what is a friend?

I ask because you can apparently share the game once with a "friend" but 10 times with "family members".