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News Microsoft details Xbox One DRM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 7 Jun 2013.

  1. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    If windows validations are anything to go buy.

    A file on your Xbone's OS corrupts, Microsoft detects this, automated system decides your Xbone may have been hacked to operate unauthorised software, Microsoft remotely bricks your console, on querying why your console no longer works you are told 'you may have been a victim of counterfeiting, to get genuine please click here,'

    The link will of course direct you to buy a new Xbone, the one you have being blocked from the system and all.
     
  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    I couldn't have put it better myself
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    The problem with accepting this new model lies deeper, look at the new office licensing model. You can still get around it, but before long we'll have a subscription based model. MS doesn't want to sell software, they want to rent it to you. This new model enables that for stand alone games as well.
    Well, there are music CD's wich are pretty much exactly the same thing, you enjoy the experience, you sell the CD, and are not able to enjoy the experience any more.

    I see where you're coming from though. If you consider games to be a "consume once" good your point is valid.

    So you play every level of "Battlefield" once and then you're done, right? No, normally not.
    For "Angry Birds" this is true however (at least I don't see myself returning to beat levels there).
     
  4. Eggy

    Eggy Minimodder

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    It's not even the DRM and online every 24 hours bit that worries me about this console. It's the silly focus on TV that has no use whatsoever for the most people. TV these days is utter shite. Focus on games please. And I don't mean dumping a billion dollars into timed exclusives. Such a a waste of money.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Books ?
     
  6. s1n1s

    s1n1s What's a Dremel?

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    I pretty only ever bought second hand games when I was on consoles how I did my gaming safe to say this is a big turn off. as to PC gaming through digital distribution the prices need to come down they charge way too much considering there no physical product so no manufacture cost, transport etc. in my opinion this will only increase piracy.
     
  7. slothy89

    slothy89 MicroModder

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    This bit greatly annoys me. My little brother who is 9 has his own Xbox 360. Which is not connected to the internet for his safety. Stopping him from going online and his Kinect games from uploading photos of him playing those games that take pictures, etc etc.

    Forcing the console to check in every 24 hours is total BS. Basically this means that young children who legally are not allowed to have "online" accounts are no longer able to play console games?

    M$ is loosing the plot.

    The Family account linking sounds good, but the virtually always online DRM is total BS

    I for one will be letting M$ know how I feel by talking with my wallet. Me nor any of my family will be buying an Xbox One if this current model remains. Might only be a few hundred dollars lost for them. But if enough people stand up and resist it will add up quickly. If the PS4 is any better, Sony might see my money instead.
     

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