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Microsoft Clarify Family Sharing, Wasn’t Only Demos

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There was a post made on PasteBin by an apparent Microsoft employee, a post that said that Family Sharing was just a glorified way of sharing demos. This would have not only been annoying to those who liked the sound of the feature, but it would have meant that Microsoft were flat out lying about something they were advertising. Not a mistake in an interview sort of lying, but across most of their promotional materials.

In the wake of the PasteBin “reveal,” several Microsoft employees have taken to Twitter to clarify that it was exactly what they said it was, and that there’s actually still a chance it may return for digital titles…

@EvilFiek No, that would be silly. Don’t believe everything you read online!

— Marc Whitten (@notwen) June 21, 2013

@lx_KillFace_xl There was no time limit, it was as we described. Team still investing in more digital features over time.

— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) June 21, 2013

http://www.gamesreviews.com/news/06/microsoft-clarify-family-sharing-wasnt-only-demos/



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That is what they say now to get more "good PR". Be like, "oh, this is what you guys made us change. Hope you're happy ass holes. Suck it."



crazy buttocks on a train >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aaron Greenberg



Sure buddy I believe you ....



This is what's sad about the internet. People now say they using this as good pr. Lol

if this was Sony people would be like yeah love Sony. Even if they historically lie in e3 shows.

but Microsoft are always lieing. Ok then.

i believe them. And i believe we will see this for digital titles, being a great way to shift the xbox community gradually away from disc.



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"crazy buttocks on a train >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aaron Greenberg"


Paul Thurrott also said the paste in was bullshit and that shared games had no limit. I guess people prefer believing anonymous ramblings that better suit their agenda.



LOL. So, they MUST be lying? Give it a rest. The bitching displayed in this thread already is why we'll never truly know what they had planned at launch.

Somehow, M$ gets bashed for both bad and good PR? WTF?



So what did Microsoft describe on family sharing feature?
- They never said it was gonna be full game experience.
- They refuted time limit on the shared games but what about cap on game progress and level increase?



Do you have fun playing a console different than mine?

DON'T!!!

Multimedialover said:
This is what's sad about the internet. People now say they using this as good pr. Lol

if this was Sony people would be like yeah love Sony. Even if they historically lie in e3 shows.

but Microsoft are always lieing. Ok then.

i believe them. And i believe we will see this for digital titles, being a great way to shift the xbox community gradually away from disc.


They're all liars, even Nintendo ... but Microsoft recently made themselves really untrustworthy, and Sony erected some social capital recently. Microsoft lost a lot. Can you blame gamers? Even some Microsoft fans are saying the same, and if I had to choose a side this gen I'd go 360, but for now I call it like I see it. Sony got  bitch slapped and back handed for the shenanigans they tried last gen after E3, or did you forget? They had to work their way up for our trust. Now ... it's Microsoft's turn.



It seemed to me the person who was claiming the family sharing was just a demo mode was not stating the way it was implemented but rather was implying that a demo mode was one concept discussed in the original idea roundtable discussions.