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Horse Armour
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(06-19-2013, 09:53 PM)
Best new feature of the console eliminated:

The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update
Busty
when Jesus ain't watching Kinect will watch over you
(06-19-2013, 09:54 PM)
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I'll start a new petition.

:P
uncledonnie
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(06-19-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Yeah this really sucks.
Kyledk05
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(06-19-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Not surprising but it's definitely a bit of a bummer.
Killthee
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(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
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Farewell family sharing, we hardly knew ye.
SolidSnakex
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(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
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Publishers would've killed that feature pretty quickly anyway. Just look at what happened to the PSN share feature that ended up being reduced because publishers were getting upset about people being able to buy one copy of a game and then spread it out to multiple people for free.
razgriz417
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(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
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Saw that coming, no way publishers would agree to it. Sucks tho
Surface of Me
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(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
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Fair trade off for being able to sell, borrow, and trade games IMO.
la flama blanca
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(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
Microsoft wasn't willing to spend more on giving more advantages to an online only solution and instead just said fuckit, we'll find other ways to make money off of you.
Black Republican
water to wine
the drink exchanger
(06-19-2013, 10:13 PM)
A sacriface, but still, hopefully they or sony reintroduce it
AHA-Lambda
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Lesser of 2 evils.
godhandiscen
There are millions of whiny 5-year olds on Earth, and I AM THEIR KING.
(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Microsoft won customers. I lost features. This is a selfish "FUCK!"
Jinfash
needs 2 extra inches
(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Never forget...

Randolph Freelander
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Didn't need it.
Awntawn
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
this was never going to be as good as you thought it was. just be thankful you didn't end up having to find out about it after the shaft was already inserted
besada
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Well, that sucks. Didn't care about the DRM or the check-in, but was very excited about the Family plan.
Seanspeed
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Inevitable with their return to the old ways policy.
chubigans
y'all should be ashamed
(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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They could have still theoretically implemented this on digital only games. It's a shame they chose to just drop it completely.
DieH@rd
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(06-19-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Yeah this was one good feature of the old dystopian DRM system... Hopefully both system will reintroduce it later.
malfcn
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
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Rest in Peace - that feature was going to be awesome.
Bsigg12
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
It's the price we pay. They can't run the service if they can't constantly know what games you have on your account.
Die Squirrel Die
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
Yeah, I'm going to guess that the feature was never going to be as open as a lot of people were thinking it would be.
adj_noun
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
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Well, raspberries. I was looking forward to not having to use discs after the initial download too.

I suppose there's always digital download.
Hellsing321
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
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Looks like Steam will be the first platform that lets you share digital games. lol
Hana-Bi
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
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Well without DRM, discless gaming and the online check of your account the family plan could be exploited to death.
PotionBleue
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(06-19-2013, 10:15 PM)
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What about the Steam game sharing rumour? Would the “publisher excuse” still be valid if Steam implement this kind of sharing?
GuardianE
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(06-19-2013, 10:16 PM)
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I couldn't give two shits about the loss of family sharing.

What we got in exchange is a million times better.
LukasTaves
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(06-19-2013, 10:16 PM)
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:(

It seemed so awesome :(
Heretic
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(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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HUGE disappointment...
peterb0y
(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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Yeah I think I liked the old policy better. Oh well, I recognize that it's a personal, specific use case thing.
Emitan
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(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jinfash

Never forget...

I wonder what they'll do now.
maquiladora
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(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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Yeh but it's a small price to pay for a much bigger victory for the consumer : getting back real ownership and banishing the parole officer check in.
Jomjom
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(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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Nobody even really knew what Family sharing was or how it was going to work. You guys are like people attending a stranger's funeral.
Chitown B
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(06-19-2013, 10:17 PM)
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I'm so upset by this. Took away family sharing digital games, which is the future, and also kept the need for disc in tray. Gave me no internet connection needed - I'm on 24/7 as it is, that's not a benefit.

This helps almost no one. Anyone upset by the initial MS offering jumped to PS4 and will be too proud to jump back. Anyone who is a PS fanboy is already getting PS4.

All it's doing it hurting people who were going to buy and were excited about the new future features.
LiquidMetal14
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(06-19-2013, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by chubigans

They could have still theoretically implemented this on digital only games. It's a shame they chose to just drop it completely.

Yes that would be cool. Something ala PSN sharing on 2 accounts.
Marty Chinn
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(06-19-2013, 10:18 PM)
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I'm a bit disappointed they couldn't find a way for both to co-exist as it seemed to be the one redeeming thing about their policies. However, by no means was it worth what we were losing in the process. I'll take this announcement over the family sharing any day. I just wish I had both.
Rhindle
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(06-19-2013, 10:18 PM)
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Oh well. I was hoping they would retain their announced system as an opt-in alternative. For me at least, the positives outweighed the negatives.

Thanks angry internet mob.
nib95
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(06-19-2013, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jinfash

Never forget...

This is such bullshit. The sharing and lending feature wasn't even available at launch, by their own small print. Add to that, we have no idea what restrictions would have been placed, and whichever dolt made this has cleverly forgot to include the fact that the people sharing have to download the game first to be able to play it. Given the expected sizes of next gen games, that doesn't sound too fun.
Hulkamania78
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Horse Armour

Best new feature of the console eliminated:



http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update


At times forums are ridiculous. All we ve read for weeks is 'PS4 day one' 'MS lost my custom' they have listened and there was gonna be
Sacrifices.
I was happy with the new system and the family plan. Now its just cost me more . I share games or buy 2 copies of say COD or FIFA with my kid . Now I Definetly have to buy 2 copies. Give with one hand and take with another . The power of the fanboy strikes again.
Joe
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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What a shitty trade off. Internet kids that probably wouldn't even bought an xbone regardless ruined it.
Meier
(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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I don't believe they would have allowed re-selling of digital games anyway so it's kind of funny that's even mentioned as a possibility.
Rourkey
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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I wonder if publishers said to MS, "this family sharing plan is worse than used games"!
LukasTaves
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by chubigans

They could have still theoretically implemented this on digital only games. It's a shame they chose to just drop it completely.

That's what the 24 hour checks were for. They needed you to be online all the time so they could see which games you own and which you weren't playing.
Cels
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Yeah the sharing policy makes no sense for disc-based games now that Xbone games can be shared like other games today, but they should have preserved the sharing system for digital downloads.
ultron87
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Sad to see it go, but probably worth it in the end.

Now I just want to know how it was actually going to work but we'll probably never know.
Miles Quaritch
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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If they could have made it optional, it could have been great. Give people the option dammit. It has great potential, sharing of digital content through official means is going to be the next big thing and it's disappointing to see both MS and Sony yet again fall behind Steam.
charsace
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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This and having multiple games running at once are dead. Most likely they will be back for the next media box iterations.
JesseZao
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(06-19-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Indeed. Why can't they have "optional DRM" to allow this?

If you've been online in the last day, your friends can play your games as long as they are online.
GashPrex
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(06-19-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Joe

What a shitty trade off.

Agreed...
John Caboose
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(06-19-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold.

This makes me really fucking sad, sharing the games online was definitely the best Xbox One feature.

I wish using discs would be left behind going into the next generation. Thanks for ruining it guys!

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