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Xbox One - Help Spread the Word

timmaysmittay

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Who is this for? The Dudebros/Mainstream?

You think they give a single fuck about any of this?

C'mon.

EDIT: I agree with everyone here, I'm just trying to figure who I'm supposed to spread the word out to.

You'd be surprised, I dare you to walk into a frat house and tell them they all have to buy their own copy of Ghosts.
 

Four_Chamber

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Cool, can I borrow that game when you've cleared it bro?

Not sure what that has to do with my original statement. Unless you're implying that all you care about gaming is borrowing games, something I personally haven't done when I was a pre-teen more than 15 years ago.
 

jtb

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People who "don't care" can go join the same people who "don't care" about NSA data mining over in the OT.... and take a long walk off a short pier.

lol

the xbone is a luxury item. you choose to buy or not buy it.

the NSA is a government agency funded by taxpayers that is violating civil liberties.

this might just be a false equivalency.
 

Rebel Leader

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you can share your games with 10 people. Yet you say you can't lend the games. I won't be spreading information that is partially wrong.

There are restrictions on how you can "give" and "loan" your games away. What's more, lending won't be available at launch, with Microsoft still "exploring the possibilities with our partners".

There is no missinformation
 

GashPrex

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I like how people think everybody is outraged like them - good for you guys being passionate about it but it certainly doesn't represent my views as a gamer of 28 years
 

RedNumberFive

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lol

the xbone is a luxury item. you choose to buy or not buy it.

the NSA is a government agency funded by taxpayers that is violating civil liberties.

this might just be a false equivalency.

Here sits a man who just can't wait to get data mined by Kinect! I hope you enjoy those targeted nu-ads!
 

dmg04

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You know what's funny?
I could give a shit less about trading games anymore. How many times do you need to go to gamestop and have them take your game for 10 and sell it for 40 before you realize it's just not worth it.
I don't mind having the internet check my box once every day to make sure i'm a law abiding citizen... because i have nothing to fear
I don't care if my kinect is always on. I really, really don't.

The xbox one isn't going to "kill gaming". In my case, at least, It's going to be the next step.

#DGAFaboutDRM
 

U2NUMB

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Wow.. so renting is a big part of what I do these days to find out if i want to buy a game. So that is out the door this next gen? I was going to buy both systems but now the one is on hold and I await with crossed fingers Sonys plans.

I have spent Thousands on the xbox brand.. I am so upset right now.
 

Mushroomer25

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I'm not going to subscribe to the hyperbole that the XBox One will "Destroy everything we love about gaming". Simply enough, the PC has had these restrictions for years - and nobody's given a shit because the expectations are simply different.

All that said, I don't like the half-measures here of trying to make used games work. Either keep the system the way it was during the past generation - or just kill off used games entirely & promise a Steam-esque price model. The current method they're using seems like it was written to specifically to appease GameStop, and ensures that nobody involved feels pressured to change their ways.

Will Sony use an identical system? Possibly. But I think, with the route they're carved SO FAR in the PS4 "story" - they'll hear the outrage, and change plans accordingly. Only time will tell though.
 

bakeray

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You forgot the part where you can use your cell phone to connect to the internet to authorize it.
 

perineumlick

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I don't see why?

Sony have already confirmed the PS4 doesn't require an internet connection, all Sony published games can be traded/bought used. The PS eye isn't mandatory, etc.
I think some people want Sony to follow suit, in a twisted bid to justify the actions of their "preferred choice".
 

BocoDragon

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lol

the xbone is a luxury item. you choose to buy or not buy it.

the NSA is a government agency funded by taxpayers that is violating civil liberties.

this might just be a false equivalency.

It's the same "it doesn't effect how I'm living my life, so go ahead and take my freedom" bullcrap.

And actually the two are related. Microsoft is one of the companies being data-mined by the NSA, and now their latest machine requires you to be connected to the internet with an always on camera/sensor. Orwellian, literally.
 

RedNumberFive

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how about just don't buy it? simple enough.

The point is to get the word out to those who aren't following this, such as families. I find that most kids don't have an allowance that allows for a steady supply of $60 games with XBL Gold. They rely on trading with their friends, and selling their used games.
 

emb

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Well, at least I don't have to shell out for an Xbox now. So much for that brand. Thanks but no thanks Microsoft.

Unfortunately I think they're saying the same thing as Sony though, but in a much worse way. Sony implied that devs can block games if they want, MS is saying that devs can go out of the way to allow games. If they want. I'm afraid the end result will probably be the same though: pretty much all of the larger publishers will block/not allow.

The big difference is the online check-in. Sony says offline is fine, MS vehemently disagrees. As long as some games are normal, PS4 might be worth a purchase some day. MS has confirmed that the Xbone never will be, by forcing an online check-in to their servers.

I'm 100% on board for any boycott. We'll cross this bridge with Sony as well if they go down this road.

Microsoft has now come out in the open and stood behind what we all feared. There's no confusion left but in the tiniest nuances of this story: they are gunning for us as consumers, and it's either we stop it now or this industry radically changes into something not worth saving (if it even survives at all anyway).

If this not worth a boycott, absolutely no bit of game news would ever warrant such. If this is not worth a boycott, then we might as well all just go home and allow any business to take advantage of us simply because we don't want to put in the effort to push back. If this is not worth a boycott, then we never really loved games in the first place and this hobby of ours needs to go down in flames anyway.

I say, if this is not worth a boycott, then nothing in this industry ever would be.

Good post. :)
 

Cmerrill

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Surely you'll be able to rent games on Xbone even if it's just the digital version.



Read their webpage. There will be no loaning or renting of games at launch.
 

Proelite

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The point is to get the word out to those who aren't following this, such as families. I find that most kids don't have an allowance that allows for a steady supply of $60 games with XBL Gold. They rely on trading with their friends, and selling their used games.

Yeah.

Think about the poor kids that can't afford videogames. They don't even have a choice! They can't return the Xbone once they bought it!
 

sn00zer

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Surely you'll be able to rent games on Xbone even if it's just the digital version.

I am fairly certain this will be the case....$5 per day or something like that

EDIT: Boycott?... how about just dont buy it?... I dont think its automatically a boycott if you dont buy it...in that case ive been boycotting every game I dont own for the last 10years
 

jtb

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It's the same "it doesn't effect how I'm living my life, so go ahead and take my freedom" bullcrap.

And actually the two are related. Microsoft is one of the companies being data-mined by the NSA, and now their latest machine requires you to be connected to the internet with an always on camera/sensor. Orwellian, literally.

you consent to one, you don't consent to the other.

they are completely different. the xbox is a PRODUCT that you CHOOSE to buy. no liberties are being violated, no freedoms are being taken away from you, no rights being pissed on.

it would be one thing if microsoft promised no DRM and then they gave it to you. that would be lying to the consumer, that would be presenting a product under false pretenses, that would be wrong.

this? this is just another product that I will either buy or not buy. there are countless products in the world that we choose to buy or not buy due to the various constraints that influence our perception of value (time, money, etc.). I don't see what makes this any different.
 

Rengoku

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This is a dealbreaker for me, I sell my games privately all the time. With this restriction, theres no way I'd buy the Xbox one. Sorry Microsoft.
 

rudieboy77

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Just imagine all the returns with the excuse "the games quit playing all of the sudden", because they never hooked it up to the internet, or don't have online. Just imagine not being able to return opened games, because you don't have internet.
 

BocoDragon

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you consent to one, you don't consent to the other.

they are completely different. the xbox is a PRODUCT that you CHOOSE to buy. no liberties are being violated, no freedoms are being taken away from you, no rights being pissed on.

it would be one thing if microsoft promised no DRM and then they gave it to you. that would be lying to the consumer, that would be presenting a product under false pretenses, that would be wrong.

this? this is just another product that I will either buy or not buy. there are countless products in the world that we choose to buy or not buy due to the various constraints that influence our perception of value (time, money, etc.). I don't see what makes this any different.

And.... this thread is about spreading the word to encourage people not to buy it.
 

Rogue_Ledr

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Dude you shall refer to anything Xbox related with m$.

Until they fix their nefarious business practices? YES I WILL! GLADLY!

Of course if Sony goes down this road too, I will start calling them $ony. Does that sound fair then?
 

timmaysmittay

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You know what's funny?
I could give a shit less about trading games anymore. How many times do you need to go to gamestop and have them take your game for 10 and sell it for 40 before you realize it's just not worth it.
I don't mind having the internet check my box once every day to make sure i'm a law abiding citizen... because i have nothing to fear
I don't care if my kinect is always on. I really, really don't.

The xbox one isn't going to "kill gaming". In my case, at least, It's going to be the next step.

#DGAFaboutDRM

Slippery slope man if we don't stand up for what we want now then what is going to stop these companies from taking it further?

I couldn't care less about the xbone's DRM right now, actually if I were to buy the console it wouldn't effect me one bit.

It's the anti-consumer principle of it, we vote with our wallets and what doesn't seem to be a deal breaker in the present might (will?) naturally evolve into something even more restrictive several years from now.
 

pixlexic

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I ain't even mad. This is a stop gap in the transition to digital only.

correct and there is no other digital service that lets you give away games or has a system in place to trade in disc to retailers and lets the publisher get some money out of it.
 

Freki

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This doesn't destroy "everything I love about gaming" which is the...games.

I would pay money to see somebody walking around the mall trying to educate folks.

Also,

Actually it might - can you play SoM on your SNES today? Will you be able to play Halo 5 in 20 years?
 

Proelite

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Just imagine all the returns with the excuse "the games quit playing all of the sudden", because they never hooked it up to the internet, or don't have online. Just imagine not being able to return opened games, because you don't have internet.

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