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Is this an acceptable compromise?

Yes, but I am more than happy with Cloud based already.
Yes, I would be happy and would use the disc-based method.
No, that still isn't enough.
No, I will never trust evil Microsoft.
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The Microsoft announced check-in is an unfortunate side-effect of the push to have all your content available from anywhere. And as a result, many gamers are turned off by the idea internet being required for longterm gameplay and the inability to sell games anywhere they want.

Those 2 aspects seem to be the major complaints from those opposed to the Xbox One.

My suggestion to MS would be to offer a compromise as follows:

When installing the game for the first time, you have the option of "registering" the game with your Xbox Live account which will make it accessible from anywhere you have your account without needing the disc, unlock all the cloud benefits, and also require the check-in from that point.

OR

If you choose to decline the registration, it still installs the game and is playable, but always requires the disc to play. Games that have not been "registered" to an account could still be sold to anyone, anywhere, with no restrictions. The game would no longer work on the console without the disc present in the tray, just like 360 installed games now.

 

 

A potential hurdle:

Customers buying the games on craigslist or locally direct from a private seller would not have a guarantee that the disc was not registered, unless MS has some way of marking the disc after being registered.

What do you think? If MS gave you the choice of either a disc-based setup (which would always require the disc to play the game, would exclude the cloud benefits of sharing with friends and access anywhere) or the currently announced setup where everything requires a connection to the internet at least 24 hours, would that be acceptible to those of you opposed to their current strategy?



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Just make it that you have to have the disc in to play offline and problem solved. Either way I'm buying it but I'm sure they will do something, but I don't know if they will do anything before launch.

or you know... just buy a ps4?

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Microsoft is a software company right? They can choose to undo it if they please...but that interview with Don Mattrick though....

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bananaking21 said:
or you know... just buy a ps4?

No, I know 3 friends in the real world would rather choose PC over the PS4 route including my self.

I really hope the backlash fuck them over so bad that they change back to the good ol days within a year.



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bonkers555 said:
bananaking21 said:
or you know... just buy a ps4?

No, I know 3 friends in the real world would rather choose PC over the PS4 route including my self.

I really hope the backlash fuck them over so bad that they change back to the good ol days within a year.

well in that case just get a WiiU



Bet With Zero: He says WiiU and XB1 gap will be higher than 1.9M by end of 2014, i say it will grow smaller or vanish. 

Bet with Pezus: i win if Watch dogs sells more on PS3+360  than on next gen PS4 + Xbox One. winner gets 1 month sig control

Bet With JoeTheBro: He says WiiU in Jan 2013 > XB1 Jan 2014, i say the opposite.

bananaking21 said:
bonkers555 said:
bananaking21 said:
or you know... just buy a ps4?

No, I know 3 friends in the real world would rather choose PC over the PS4 route including my self.

I really hope the backlash fuck them over so bad that they change back to the good ol days within a year.

well in that case just get a WiiU

Already own a WiiU and loving it...but my friends and families not so much. :(



Just keep it the same as the 360 is when you install your game on it right now. Take out all the other always online, DRM BS. That is the only way they can redeem themselves.

But I just don't see this happening after seeing that interview with Don Mattrick. They just want to force people towards digital whether they like it or not and restrict game sharing, lending and selling. That's just their strategy. I just don't see them succeed by taking such a bully like approach. I like Sony's way a lot better where they don't restrict you and encourage you to go digital by giving you a choice as opposed to shoving you there whether you like it or not.

bonkers555 said:
bananaking21 said:

well in that case just get a WiiU

Already own a WiiU and loving it...but my friends and families not so much. :(


then what you really need is an apple pippin. 



Bet With Zero: He says WiiU and XB1 gap will be higher than 1.9M by end of 2014, i say it will grow smaller or vanish. 

Bet with Pezus: i win if Watch dogs sells more on PS3+360  than on next gen PS4 + Xbox One. winner gets 1 month sig control

Bet With JoeTheBro: He says WiiU in Jan 2013 > XB1 Jan 2014, i say the opposite.

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gooch_destroyer said:
Microsoft is a software company right? They can choose to undo it if they please...but that interview with Don Mattrick though....

Do you have a link for that interview?