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Xen said:
CDiablo said:
Same thing happens to any digital content if you get banned from Steam/Origin/PSN/Battle.Net. Im surprised how uninformed people are about "content licensing."

The difference is... that's digital content.

However, since a game on XB1 is nothing but an install disc, installing a game tied to only one XBL account, once it is banned, all your physical copies are also useless... or so it seems right now.

Steam has physical discs you can purchase, and once they are put in the PC they are required to be linked to your Steam account.  If you are banned on Steam, you lose access to that game, even though you still have the disc and all the game data is stored on that disc.  So no, it's not different.

Besides, I don't see why digital games should be held to a different standard than physical ones.  Games are games, regardless of their distribution; whether you downloaded it or bought a disc, the content of the game is still stored locally, in your hard drive or on your disc.   So it's either OK for a service to have this kind of provision in their ToS, or it's not.  It doesn't matter if it's Steam or Microsoft who does it; either it's acceptable for both of them, or it's acceptable for neither of them.



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DJEVOLVE said:
JusSayian said:
sth88 said:
Are all of you who are ripping on Microsoft for this policy willing to throw the same kind of anger towards Steam? Because Steam can do the exact same thing.


Its cool to hate MS dude, we should just conform. I feel like a one man army on this site.



This is true but actually it makes me want to drive every single friend I have to gamestop to pre-order it.

It's funny because this can only be done with piracy. So PS4 is going to be the hack 4


LOL honestly if this was ps4 everyone would be like

"Yea serves them right, anyone who gets banned deserves it!"

And I swear steam is just like this.



Doesn't bother me. I still support Microsoft's policies.



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I don't think Microsoft wants anyone to purchase their console.



sth88 said:
Xen said:
CDiablo said:
Same thing happens to any digital content if you get banned from Steam/Origin/PSN/Battle.Net. Im surprised how uninformed people are about "content licensing."

The difference is... that's digital content.

However, since a game on XB1 is nothing but an install disc, installing a game tied to only one XBL account, once it is banned, all your physical copies are also useless... or so it seems right now.

Steam has physical discs you can purchase, and once they are put in the PC they are required to be linked to your Steam account.  If you are banned on Steam, you lose access to that game, even though you still have the disc and all the game data is stored on that disc.  So no, it's not different.

Besides, I don't see why digital games should be held to a different standard than physical ones.  Games are games, regardless of their distribution; whether you downloaded it or bought a disc, the content of the game is still stored locally, in your hard drive or on your disc.   So it's either OK for a service to have this kind of provision in their ToS, or it's not.  It doesn't matter if it's Steam or Microsoft who does it; either it's acceptable for both of them, or it's acceptable for neither of them.

Because, y'know, they don't have to be installed and tied to an account to be useable? They have to be useable whenever, wherever. Like they've pretty much always have been. I didn't know steam sold physical copies and did this same bullshit with them, I admit that. But It's not OK on either. It's idiotic.



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That's WAY too much, Microsoft.

Too far.



The other consoles will be hacked WAY before Xbox One. That's my prediction at least...



Everyone needs to play Lost Odyssey! Any opposition to this and I will have to just say, "If it's a fight you want, you got it!"

Porcupine_I said:
JusSayian said:
Well its your fault for getting banned in the first place.

...or the fault of someone you share your account with.


Didn't think of this at first. There's a lot of risk.

Also:

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=23483

CAG's recently change made the original post impossible(I guess) to look at it. Google doesn't help much because all link to the CAG's original post:

https://www.google.com/search?q=cheapassgamer+nightmare+customer+service&oq=cheapassgamer+nightmare+customer+service&gs_l=serp.3..33i21.5918.7613.0.7716.8.8.0.0.0.0.150.634.3j4.7.0...0.0...1c.1.17.serp.t7a8FIO8_qc

Basically, a guy was having a nightmare of customer service. M$ blamed him of hacking his own account, and when he complained, M$ blamed him of hacking his own account.

I don't remember much or what happened after that, but IINM there's nothing you can do about it.



Sorry for bad English.

 

I'm sorry but I watched a lot of great games go to Sh-t because of the used game and piracy market. I think this has to happen. Most really don't think to far beyond, I'm poor and I want it now. Instead of planning, saving and buying. Rather they sell everything off in their collection like a crack house, rather then go work.

This may be none of you but this is how I look at some gamers. They don't ever contribute anything to the market, yet act like us that buy new should flip the bill. You are keeping game prices high. Why should they lower the price if Game stop will always beat them buy $5 dollars. Whats even better is people are so happy over a $5 savings.

Just my take. I feel with these policies, my games will drop faster in price. The company can afford to give me more for my money without worrying about the cheap skate out their. So really I hope this works great and Sony has to conform. Watch many publishers give exclusive games to MS. It's going to happen.



Hehe, given the outrage on the internet, this is just a laugh for me. I have never been banned on any forum or anywhere else in my whole life but given how people behave here, on yt, GAF and any other site, yes, this could turn out very bad for them :)