MS to back track on DRM and always online?

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  • Baihu1983 19 Jun 2013 20:58:33 3,377 posts
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    http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/microsoft-to-pull-complete-reversal-on-xbox-one-dr/1100-4673/


    No more always online requirement
    The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
    All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
    Authentication is no longer necessary
    An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
    All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
    No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
    Region locks have been dropped
  • Deleted user 19 June 2013 21:00:55
    And now the theories that they were playing mindgames to psyche out Sony begin.
  • YoshiMcTaggis 19 Jun 2013 21:03:54 2,904 posts
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    Oh please be true! I don't want to buy one (Jesus, no), I just want this clusterfuck to become a hyperclusterfuck.
  • neilka 19 Jun 2013 21:04:22 15,820 posts
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    Dispenses bacon from disc slot
  • B0rked_Gamer 19 Jun 2013 21:05:00 2,523 posts
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    Nice but they need drop the Kinect bullshit too. Why the console needs that plugged in to function is weird.
  • Deckard1 19 Jun 2013 21:06:06 27,580 posts
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    THE FBI IS TRYING TO TRICK US

    Hush you ponce

  • RobTheBuilder 19 Jun 2013 21:06:55 6,521 posts
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    That or hugely overpowering ps4 are their only hopes.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2013 21:07:07
    Do that and I'm in.
  • King_Edward 19 Jun 2013 21:08:23 11,454 posts
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    Good.
  • beastmaster 19 Jun 2013 21:11:53 11,292 posts
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    You ask for miracles and I give you the F...B...I.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Baihu1983 19 Jun 2013 21:12:37 3,377 posts
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    Just about every site is printing this now.
  • ronuds 19 Jun 2013 21:12:54 21,788 posts
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    What will we do with all of these pitchforks?!?
  • stevethemeat 19 Jun 2013 21:13:37 437 posts
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    Good news, drop the price a touch and it will be perfect.
  • King_Edward 19 Jun 2013 21:14:11 11,454 posts
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    And what happens to the inherent and not at all fabricated benefits of their always online system?
  • YoshiMcTaggis 19 Jun 2013 21:15:00 2,904 posts
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    "BETTER WITH INTERNET" or something
  • stevethemeat 19 Jun 2013 21:16:10 437 posts
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    If this is true its massive news, it will probably stop a lot of 360 owners jumping ship to the PS4.
  • Triggerhappytel 19 Jun 2013 21:16:17 2,695 posts
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    I don't believe any of this. They've got their sights set firmly on Apple and will have calculated based on their sales figures and Live accounts the number of users and number of online accounts, etc. A few weeks' bad PR will not make them shelve all these plans.
  • King_Edward 19 Jun 2013 21:17:59 11,454 posts
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    stevethemeat wrote:
    If this is true its massive news, it will probably stop a lot of 360 owners jumping ship to the PS4.
    And once they've signed up for their Bone it all comes back!
  • richardiox 19 Jun 2013 21:18:39 5,566 posts
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    Just got told this by a mate who has friends working on some XB1 software, hope it's true.
  • Baihu1983 19 Jun 2013 21:19:30 3,377 posts
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    Triggerhappytel wrote:
    I don't believe any of this. They've got their sights set firmly on Apple and will have calculated based on their sales figures and Live accounts the number of users and number of online accounts, etc. A few weeks' bad PR will not make them shelve all these plans.
    PS4 beating it in Pre order sales would.

    Edited by Baihu1983 at 21:19:49 19-06-2013
  • stevethemeat 19 Jun 2013 21:19:33 437 posts
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    King_Edward wrote:
    stevethemeat wrote:
    If this is true its massive news, it will probably stop a lot of 360 owners jumping ship to the PS4.
    And once they've signed up for their Bone it all comes back!
    Maybe, that's the risk, on the other hand there's nothing to stop Sony from doing the same.
  • RobTheBuilder 19 Jun 2013 21:19:44 6,521 posts
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    @Triggerhappytel all the stats showing how the onesie is going to tank surely have made them pay attention.
  • Deleted user 19 June 2013 21:20:08
    If true, I give them credit if there at least hearing people out.
  • Tuffty 19 Jun 2013 21:20:08 1,532 posts
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    More like XBOX 180! Am I right guys?!

    ......guys?
  • lucky_jim 19 Jun 2013 21:21:08 5,276 posts
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    Even if it's true, it's too late for me. I think the way Sony have handled the tail-end of this generation has done almost as much to win me over as their approach to the next has. Also, I don't trust Microsoft to not come up with some equally consumer-unfriendly alternative.
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