foo monkey: I'm not buying an Xbone. How fail is it, that MSFT didn't think people would call it an "Xbone?"
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/
OgreMagi: firefly212:PS4= DRM by EA instead of MS, like that's an improvementTrue, 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 XBLAgain, 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.
OgreMagi: Thank you for helping to pay my salary.
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.
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 coontil 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.
OgreMagi: the_sidewinder: OgreMagi: yes, I'd love to hear a judge say those exact words in a courtroomYou and me both. The terms in EULAs tend to be far too one sidedThe 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.
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