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(International Business Times)   Thank you for pre-ordering the Xbox One However, in order to complete your order you must first agree to waive your rights to file a class action lawsuit against Microsoft in case of massive console failures   (ibtimes.com) divider line 13
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2013-06-14 01:19:40 AM
13 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-06-14 12:03:00 AM
8 votes:
Microsoft Announcer: We're here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to see if we can convince Playstation 4 users to switch to the new XBox One.
Microsoft Announcer to Random Person:  We have NCAA 13 on the PS4 and XBox One side by side.  If you can identify which system is the XBox One, we'll give you a free XBox One!
Random Person:  It's the one that locked up.
Microsoft Announcer:  Fark!
Random Person:  It's cool, keep it.
2013-06-14 02:36:01 AM
4 votes:

foo monkey: I'm not buying an Xbone.  How fail is it, that MSFT didn't think people would call it an "Xbone?"


It's apparently called "XBox recently divorced" in Japan due to a naming/linguistic quirk.
2013-06-14 01:00:28 AM
3 votes:
thankfully Microsoft builds quality products, and this is just to protect them from vulture trial lawyers that collect 80 plus percent from payouts from frivolous suits
2013-06-14 07:08:08 AM
2 votes:

digistil: In other XBone news, you can shut down everyone's XBone via multiplayer and party chat:

"If someone on Xbox Live party chat says "Xbox Off" will all of their Xboxes turn off?" I asked, and got an answer.




Source:  http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1gb0l5/if_someone_on_xbox_liv e _party_chat_says_xbox_off/


LOL. That takes me back to the old days of AOL Chat on dialup : "Press Alt-F4 if you love NSync!"

*flood of people sign out of chat*

Muahahaha.
2013-06-14 03:43:35 AM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
2013-06-14 03:19:01 AM
2 votes:

OgreMagi: firefly212:
PS4= DRM by EA instead of MS, like that's an improvement

True, but customer pressure can make a difference.  Maybe not with EA since they are total assholes, but other game companies will see the backlash and have second thoughts about DRM.

PS4= subscription only for online gaming, like XBL

Again, that will depend upon the game company.  Some games will be worth a subscription, especially if they are constantly adding new content with that subscription.  Games that add nothing from month to month will die.

And since I've made it known I work for SCEA, I have to say this:

My statements are my personal opinion and do not reflect company policy, blah, blah, blah.

Note.  SCEA is very good about employees making comments online.  We can say anything we want so long as we don't reveal trade secrets and we make it clear it's our personal opinion.  So I'll be good so I don't get hauled in front of the legal department .... Except there's this one uber hot chick in legal who always wears fishnet stockings that I wouldn't mind hooking up with ...  Oops.  *sigh*  Another visit from HR is in my future.


Well don't stop. If you're already going to HR, we might as well get more details.
2013-06-14 12:59:03 AM
2 votes:

OgreMagi: Thank you for helping to pay my salary.


You're welcome. I work hard to help people on Welfare. :)
2013-06-14 10:09:37 AM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: Keep a child around to click on "I agree".  Minors can not legally enter into a contract.  Be sure to leave the room when he/she does it.


People call me weird for having one around just in case.
2013-06-14 08:36:37 AM
1 votes:

jack21221: Begoggle: I said 99.99% of people don't care, and it's the last thing of their many problems to be concerned about.

That's complete bullshiat. The "supported countries" don't make up 99.99% of the population. China is a huge emerging video game market, and the XBone will not work there at all (until Microsoft decides they're worthy). No Japan? No South Korea? Those are gaming MECCAS (and you can't play in Mecca either, Saudi Arabia is not on the list. Those rich princes won't be able to play). Half of Europe is not included at launch. How do you explain that? Why can a German or Austrian play, but not somebody from Liechtenstein, which is directly in between them? Spain, but not Portugal?

For something like 20% of the people (very rough ballpark estimate, based on number of gamers in China primarily), This is the FIRST thing on their minds which will prevent them from buying the system.

So, even if we don't talk about military personnel, there are far more than 0.01% of worldwide gamers for which this will be their primary concern. Your number is complete bullshiat.


Koreans will play themselves to death, for cripe's sake.  I just don't understand what Microsoft is gaining out of this "always online" deal.  If you factor in the amount of people that shuts out, how does what MS is getting out of it (whatever that is) outweigh all that lost revenue?
2013-06-14 03:17:31 AM
1 votes:
firefly212:
PS4= DRM by EA instead of MS, like that's an improvement

True, but customer pressure can make a difference.  Maybe not with EA since they are total assholes, but other game companies will see the backlash and have second thoughts about DRM.

PS4= subscription only for online gaming, like XBL

Again, that will depend upon the game company.  Some games will be worth a subscription, especially if they are constantly adding new content with that subscription.  Games that add nothing from month to month will die.

And since I've made it known I work for SCEA, I have to say this:

My statements are my personal opinion and do not reflect company policy, blah, blah, blah.

Note.  SCEA is very good about employees making comments online.  We can say anything we want so long as we don't reveal trade secrets and we make it clear it's our personal opinion.  So I'll be good so I don't get hauled in front of the legal department .... Except there's this one uber hot chick in legal who always wears fishnet stockings that I wouldn't mind hooking up with ...  Oops.  *sigh*  Another visit from HR is in my future.
2013-06-14 02:10:16 AM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: the_sidewinder: OgreMagi: yes, I'd love to hear a judge say those exact words in a courtroom

You and me both. The terms in EULAs tend to be far too one sided

The last time I read an EULA for a game, I learned that the only guarantee was the disk worked.  No, I don't mean the game on the disk.  I mean that you could read the disk, but the contents of the disk were not guaranteed to do a damn thing, not even execute.  Basically, if I could get a directory listing, their obligation for my $50 was met.

I once tried to return a game.  The installer crashed on three different computers.  The store refused to refund or exchange for a different game.  They would only exchange it for the same game.


You paid $50 for a set of floppies?

/i keed
2013-06-14 02:09:21 AM
1 votes:
 
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