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#1 Ultimate John

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:51 PM



Microsoft is dropping their Internet requirements and all restrictions on used games, according to the websites WhatHiFi and GiantBomb.


Microsoft is updating their Xbox One Q&A, but the new page isn't live yet.
Citing multiple sources, GiantBomb says Microsoft has decided to remove a laundry list of Xbox One restrictions that customers considered negative:
  • No more always online requirement
  • The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
  • All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
  • Authentication is no longer necessary
  • An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
  • All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
  • No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
  • Region locks have been dropped

No more XBone memes! :D

#2 FalseAgent


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

Great job, haters. Now we have all these next gen consoles that still work exactly like how they were since 2005.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:03 AM

My plans for PS4 are cancelled. Back to  Xbox One! :D

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Read this!



#5 Maximum Payne

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:07 PM

Faster than adding start button to Windows 8.

#6 Villain


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:11 PM



MS backpeddled because it was a stupid fucking idea, and they had to, or sales would have been in the shitter.

#7 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I'm sorry but this had to be done. The whole idea of playing the games without a disc should be OPTIONAL they can still have the features they billed as before without mandatory DRM. This is an embarrassing move by the company, doing a complete U turn like this and I'm sure the damage has been done. 

One other concern many have is the fact that the camera is still mandatory and cannot be unplugged. What they need to do now is release a non kinect version with a smaller hard drive and maybe a few less USB's or whatever for $250 and we're looking at a real console war. 

#8 P.McGinley


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

Microsoft had to remove some of the coolest features by dropping the Internet requirement and used games restrictions :(


Previously the Xbox One was planned to have a feature where users could share their entire game library, whether the games were sourced from discs or digital, with up to ten people so long as no more than one person was playing a game at a time; this feature is no more.


Also, the ability to have your entire game library digitally linked to your Xbox Live account has been killed.


And RIP cloud gaming!

#9 BinaryChaos



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:11 AM

Ah, the beauty of ranting never fails. At the end of the day Microsoft has to realize that it's the consumers that made them what they are and not the other way around. They build as we (the consumers) in turn finance the project it's just that simple. I'll be saving for the Xbox One :)

#10 Eye Pie Rate

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

#11 pcHuntqwerty



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

Haha, Angry Joe is fucking awesome!


Watch the above video from 2:20 to 2:50. LMAO! :lol:

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