Xbox One will force gamers to stay online after all

By David Tom
Jun 7, 2013
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  1. For a console that has yet to be released, the Xbox One is garnering a lot of negative press from the media and its once loyal fans. To make matters worse, Microsoft described a few new features slated for the...

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,131   +171

    Awesome. Hey Microsoft why don't you tell us what budget we should have for buying your crap? Oh and how much to spend on Internet. And is there a min spend on DLC per month? Can I take a game to a mates place?

    Oh wait. I don't have to put up with your crap...
    havok585, LukeDJ, SantistaUSA and 6 others like this.
  3. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    That just sucks a big red tamato....... Well I guess I will buy the PS4 then...
  4. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

    Blah Blah Blah, None of this is really more then a minor inconvenience. The used game thing has always been available to publishers like EA's model. I actually applaud Microsoft taking the initiative to provide publishers abilities to protect their merchandise. The majority of people out their will not have an issue with having to check in every so often. I think it would be nice if they made it phone up less often, because their are small situations every now in then where due to the inadequacies of American internet companies one could be without internet for 24 hours or more. But if these practices do for the console market what it did for the PC market and lower the average price of games and the quickness with which the game prices fall, then I may return to the console market for more then just exclusives like Halo and Forza, and to party games on the Kinect.
    spectrenad and skyczy like this.
  5. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    It's Sony's game to lose now you feel...
  6. blackbellysheep

    blackbellysheep Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    So we've started a #DontBuyXB1 hashtag on twitter to promote the "not buying" of this console unless M$ actually treats us as loyal gamers and stop effing us up.
    SantistaUSA and psycros like this.
  7. Cry me a river guys. I mean seriously, who here has had their Internet actually be 'out' out for a 24 hour period? The Most my Internet has been out is maybe 6 hours, if that. People complaining about this is stupid, because it just makes you sound like a whiny spoiled little brat. Grow up.
    coppersloane and spectrenad like this.
  8. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    Wasn't there an article previously about a ceo or someone with position denying this claim? If so, they lied to the consumers lol
  9. Will86c

    Will86c Newcomer, in training

    My internet went out for days at a time while I was overseas in Iraq/Kuwait. My Xbox was one of the few forms of reliable entertainment. We used to have Halo tournaments when we had a couple free hours, sadly this seems to no longer be possible.
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,047   +218

    There are a lot of ISP's that are that bad that connections CAN and WILL drop out for more than 24hrs AKA virgin media in the UK so please shut up and have more common sense not every ISP is 100% perfect.
  11. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,022   +87

    I did. and it's normal in some places to have problems.

    consider this: you want to play, but you haven't used the console for more than 24h. you switch it on... surprise! the internet is down for 2-3 hours. bye bye games, going to sleep now.
     
  12. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 505   +133

    "...and each game can only be transferred once." I'm pretty sure that it's "given", not transferred. Suggesting that you still keep a copy.

    But anyways, unless they have it so that it doesn't require checking in while it has the disc (like how every other console before it) and digital downloads do not become affected, then this console is going to bomb in the gaming market.....
    psycros likes this.
  13. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,133   +495

    Im gonna say this much, a lot of people are making this "Always Online" thing to be a bigger deal than it is.

    In this day and age (Especially with wireless tech) the internet is in most homes and people have some form of wireless. Forcing people to connect will allow them to keep the console up to date easier and your games will update if an issue arises and needs to be fixed. Right now my Xbox, PS3, and Wii's are connected to the internet (When they are on). So whats the big deal with this, a lot of yall are making this sound like they are going to be shut off permanently from gaming. If you cant get an internet connection for the machine somehow, then I guess the Xbox One is not for you. But even with going to LAN parties with it, its going to have been connected once recently and be able to play offline if necessary at the party. I personally think a lot of people are riding a wave of Hype on this and trying to find a reason to dislike it, its not an end all problem and in face its going to probably make things a lot smoother in the long run.

    Progress is being made in this industry just like everywhere else, we cant just cling to the past and rely on things to always be the same as they are now. The internet is so widly available, of course they are wanting to take the next step in making the console try and stay connected to make sure its running fine and so they can improve the experience. That's just the definition of progress, moving forward.
    spectrenad likes this.
  14. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TechSpot Booster Posts: 279   +39

    No, it's given, as in gifted to someone, but they can't gift it back to you.
  15. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 95   +15

    So if a friend has a game you want to try "Hey let me try that game to see if it like it before I waste $60 on it" Oh wait I can't... Microsoft fail again. LISTEN TO THE CUSTOMERS!!!!!
  16. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    They don't care about money;the globalists have teamed up on this one to spy on all Americans;this decision was probably made at BILDERBERG this week anyway.
  17. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,022   +87

    It's just MS failing hard. There will be a lot of people who will get it for Halo and the TV stuff, but it's clear who won this generation. Sony has to something incredibly stupid to give MS even a 10% chance to sell half as much as the 360.
    Progress does not mean more restrictions, it's the exact opposite.
  18. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TechSpot Booster Posts: 164   +38

    Sandy!! Neighbor with 3 young boys ran a generator just to have access to games for the young and refrigeration for food...you can tell his priorities from that.
    hammer2085 and psycros like this.
     
  19. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TechSpot Booster Posts: 164   +38

    Sufficient 'minor inconvenience' to sideline this user.
  20. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +299

    Couldn't have said it better myself...
  21. J_Gert

    J_Gert Newcomer, in training

    Sales will tell all! If the consumers talk with their wallet, then things will change. If people buy into Xbox One, then Microsoft will look at it as a success. Just get a PS4 and not an Xbox, and Microsoft will get the "oh ****" I screwed up.
    SantistaUSA, Puiu and psycros like this.
  22. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Put me in the crowd that doesn't think the "always on" connection is that big of a deal. It's just the nature of electronics and technology these days. I'd be willing to bet that those complaining about it are the same people who have their smart phone turned on 24/7 just in case they don't miss an important text or tweet from a friend telling them they're having Chinese food right now.

    There's plenty of reasons to dislike about the new XBox and what MS is trying to make it into. An always on connection isn't one of them.
  23. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 670   +202

    Really? Please give us a single justification for this absurd requirement. Go ahead, provide some example of how being forced to check in with Microsoft daily so we can play OFFLINE games makes any sense.
    SantistaUSA and Darth Shiv like this.
  24. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Because it's their system, they have their reasons (multimedia integration, piracy prevention, game sharing limitation) and that's how they want it. You don't like it? Don't buy it. Pretty simple.
  25. What bothers me about this is the idea that the Xbox team sat down to design the One and instead of saying "What do we want to do to make the next great gaming console?" they said "What can we do to make more money from all the renters and aftermarket buyers out there?"

    I'd rather than relied on making a truly awesome product than trying to stop any and all ways to get a cheaper game played.


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