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Xbox Partially Fixed?

Xbox Partially Fixed?. Microsoft has updated their FAQ page on the Xbox website with new information, revealing that there have been some changes made to the Xb

Microsoft has updated their FAQ page on the Xbox website with new information, revealing that there have been some changes made to the Xbox One.
Link to FAQ (Not Yet Updated): news.xbox.com/2013/05/qa
Link to GiantBomb: www.giantbomb.com/articles/microsoft-to-pull-complete-reversal-on-xbox-one-dr/1100-4673/
They still have the kinect though...

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Microsoft to Pull Complete Reversal on
Xbox One DRA/ f Policies
by Patrick Klapex on June 19, 2013
Sources indicate Microsoft is going to move away from what' s
sawed the company so much headache.
The between Microsoft and got more interesting. Multiple sources inform me Microsoft will
announce what amounts to a complete reversal on its DRM policies for}{ ho: x: One today.
What does this mean?
It No more always online requirement
It The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
It All game discs will work on Hook One as they do on Hook see
It An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
It All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
It No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
It Region locks have been dropped
It is caused this huge change in policy right after , a week where Microsoft executives spent
days explaining, justifying, and talking about its policies to the press. I suspect ' s official
announcement will say something to the effect of "ways been closely listening to cc) ."
Based on what I' m being told, that' s definitely true.
We reached out to Microsoft for comment.
Microsoft has taken an enormous amount of heat regarding DRM policies with its new console. Sony became
consumer heroes at , announcing PlayStation it would not treat used games differently, and the status duo
would reign. The company released this video, twisting the knife:
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User avatar #335 - cryingchicken (06/20/2013) [-]
still gonna spy on you and send your footage to the nsa...
User avatar #551 to #335 - mrmariomike (06/20/2013) [-]
I'd just play games naked
With an erection
And a dragon dildo up my ass
Saying "Oh nsa, you're so ******* hot"
User avatar #582 to #335 - sirslimyscrotum **User deleted account** (06/20/2013) [-]
It's funny that you say that ;after the spying ******** there is a bill being passed where they have to tell you that they're recording you,so the Xbone camera will have problems if it's passed.
#14 - highbloodseascourg **User deleted account** (06/19/2013) [-]
#337 to #14 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
Over?! There still the always-on kinect to worry about. That thing is aguably the worst part of the new xbox.
#504 to #337 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
Actually they already recalled the always on. It doesn't even have to check in once a day now. It only requires a connection for initial setup.
#581 to #337 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
who gives a **** , kill yourself
User avatar #84 to #14 - yippiyak (06/20/2013) [-]
Holy **** I lol'd
#236 to #14 - funnyjunkforlife ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
it has not even yet begun...

just u wait their gonna be more posts like this
#5 - vonboon (06/19/2013) [-]
im glad to see these changes.

im still buying a ps4
User avatar #93 to #5 - drldrl (06/20/2013) [-]
I'll be getting the Xbone now for Halo. That was one thing I was really sad about when I decided I was getting the PS4. I've played halo since I was little and love the story.
#110 to #93 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
So you still like halo after 4? and the fact they have at least 3halo games in production?

halo 5-6 and that W8 top-down halo game. getting more like cod to me.


-xcuzxx
User avatar #606 to #110 - drldrl (06/20/2013) [-]
I don't really care about the gameplay. I like the story. Halo has one of the best stories for a shooter IMO.
#388 to #110 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
It sadens me that someone liking halo is neg thumbed compared to some whiny bitch hating on it pos thumbed...
User avatar #613 to #110 - blacknbluebrony (06/20/2013) [-]
Except it's not.
User avatar #570 to #110 - cresel (06/20/2013) [-]
many squeals come out people complain ex: halo,cod
squeals don't get made people make memes that Gabe cant count I really don't know what people want anymore
User avatar #156 to #93 - kimilsung (06/20/2013) [-]
So, you are spending 500$ for a game that will be another halo 4 with a little improvement in graphics? That's why they do what they want, because customers are stupid.
User avatar #190 to #156 - MasterManiac (06/20/2013) [-]
Actually you are spending $500 for a console, with the Kinect and a built-in digibox, as opposed to $400 for just a console. Also, in my opinion, the Xbox has far better exclusives (eg. Halo, Titanfall, Dead Rising, D4 etc.), at least at the moment, compared to the PS4 (only Killzone comes to mind) and all the previous Sony exclusives (eg. MGS, Kingdom Hearts, etc.) are now coming to both consoles.
#226 to #190 - jinkazama (06/20/2013) [-]
Halo is ******* **** now. 4 was meh and its planned yearly installments now. It's ******* dead. Capcom said in an e3 interview Dead rising 3 was going to be more serious, mature and realistic to appeal to fans of games such as cod. So it's just going to be like any other **** zombie game instead of just making DR 2 again with more weapons and a bigger area. Also turning **** .

Titanfall is on PC too i heard.

Nobody knows much about d4.


Whereas ps4 is guaranteed great exclusives like last gen. Naughty dog, sucker punch, Media molecule, sony santa monica etc. All fantastic first party devs.

We saw last gen just how **** MS is with exclusives. Don't eat that **** . Just don't.
User avatar #614 to #226 - blacknbluebrony (06/20/2013) [-]
>"Halo is ******* **** now"

In your opinion. I ******* loved Halo 4 and I don't see why it gets so much hate.
#626 to #614 - jinkazama (06/20/2013) [-]
It's lost everything that made it special. It is now just your average space fps with a halo skin. I'm not gonna lie and say it's not fun at all. But i got bored of halo 4 a lot faster than the others. It doesn't feel right. And the planned yearly installments wont make that any better.
User avatar #629 to #626 - blacknbluebrony (06/20/2013) [-]
"It's lost everything that made it special. It is now just your average space fps with a halo skin"

How? I honestly didn't get that impression at all
#287 to #190 - radtaco (06/20/2013) [-]
kingdom of hearts 3 is coming to the Xbox one as well as far as i have read. From my personal view the Xbox has better exclusives. Also Xbox should have stood their ground on the 24 hour check and pre-owned game policy.
User avatar #199 to #190 - kimilsung (06/20/2013) [-]
Titanfall and dead rising are only temporary exclusives, thats how microsoft works, spending billions for releasing it first and get to the heart of mindless customers.
User avatar #202 to #199 - MasterManiac (06/20/2013) [-]
Titanfall might be released on the PS4 eventually since it is published by EA, but Dead Rising will stay on the Xbox One.
#240 to #199 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
Nowhere has this been said. The Titanfall developers said they were maybe thinking about discussing the possibility of releasing Titanfall on other systems. No word of Dead Rising either, but I believe the game creators are either owned by, or having their games published by, Microsoft game studios. Can't see DR3 being on ps4. Titanfall maybe, but no word on that.
User avatar #242 to #240 - Timmietim (06/20/2013) [-]
Titanfall is PC aswell.
#243 to #242 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
and 360. I meant outside of the Microsoft sphere. Not sure if Titanfall will end up on Steam. G4WL or W8 appstore I'm guessing
User avatar #244 to #243 - Timmietim (06/20/2013) [-]
I hope to god that they don't do that.
G4WL is utter **** . It might though, dark souls is G4WL and on steam.
#246 to #244 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
I honestly can't see them not releasing it on Steam. Such a huge PC service that if they left out, would cost them so many PC sales. It probably wouldn't affect them too much, seeing as the majority of their sales will easily be on Xbone and 360, but still...
User avatar #248 to #246 - Timmietim (06/20/2013) [-]
If it's EA publishing it , it will be most likely origin. which i also don't like at all.
#250 to #248 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
**** ... Still, luckily there is two other options of buying it, assuming you either have a 360 or are getting the ONE
User avatar #253 to #250 - Timmietim (06/20/2013) [-]
Rather get g4wl or origin than either of those 2.
#255 to #253 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
Eh, fair enough. Games like what Titanfall is shaping up to be usually end up being bought on console (for playing with friends) and PC (better graphics and MOUSE CONTROL) for me, so I don't have to pick or choose
User avatar #256 to #255 - Timmietim (06/20/2013) [-]
Got quite some friends on pc who are excited about this game. It's gonna be cool.
User avatar #631 to #190 - rockamekishiko (06/20/2013) [-]
PS4 is $100 cheaper. Has better exclusives at launch and in the pipeline. Sony has the largest stable of 1st party dev studios in the world.

30 exclusives in the works, 12 of them new IP's and 20 of which will launch in the first year.

They also arent shoving an always on useless camera down our throats that needs a kings throne room of space to function properly.

Meanwhile, MS has 15 exclusives to be released in its 1st year, which is respectable but all 15 have been announced and some are kinect drivel or simply download drivwl like lococycle. Only 8 are new IP's.

Sony has only announced 5 of their 20 first year exclusives, 3 of which are new IP's meaning we have another 15 exclusives to go in year one with 9 more new IP's inbound.

The war is by no means on "equal" footing. Even if you choose to ignore the flip flopping PR disaster that has been the last couple months of the XBone reveal.
#544 to #190 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
To be honest it's not about the exclusives that have been announced it's about the talent that is behind them, such as Naughty Dog.
User avatar #509 to #156 - drldrl (06/20/2013) [-]
No, I'm spending it to play games like Ryse, Titanfall, Dead Rising, all of those. But I'll be getting the Xbox as opposed to the PS4 because of Halo.
User avatar #154 to #93 - mrswagly ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Did you see the trailer for the new Halo? Why the **** would Master Chief need to wear a cloak?
#241 to #154 - scousaj (06/20/2013) [-]
To add supsense to a reveal trailed. I'll be honest, didn't see Halo coming until I saw masterchief's armour
User avatar #164 to #154 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
The snow would melt against his armor then refreeze, potentially damaging his armor or at the very least slow him down.
User avatar #167 to #164 - mrswagly ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
I thought that he was in a desert.
User avatar #169 to #167 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
Even if it was sand it would be useful for him having the cloak since the sand would get stuck in the cracks in between the armor plates and the undersuit damaging the suit.
User avatar #217 to #169 - skaffanl (06/20/2013) [-]
Personally I think sand and snow wouldn't be too much of a problem for the guy who's armor works perfectly after entering the atmosphere and crashing into the ground with I don't know how many mph/kmph.
User avatar #301 to #217 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
The problem isn't speed or collision, it's particles getting stuck in his suit slowing it down or even damaging functions of it.
User avatar #420 to #301 - skaffanl (06/20/2013) [-]
So you're saying the Covenant should've used a sandblasting gun? o.O
User avatar #448 to #420 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
Why not?
User avatar #449 to #448 - skaffanl (06/20/2013) [-]
That would be awesome. =)
User avatar #170 to #169 - mrswagly ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Ah, well he's been in snow and desert climates before just wearing the suit alone, so why would he need a cloak now?
User avatar #172 to #170 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
The times he has it was probably not intended for long stays or intended at all.
User avatar #173 to #172 - mrswagly ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
I feel like this arguement could go on forever also we're argueing over the logic of a cloak.
User avatar #174 to #173 - didactus (06/20/2013) [-]
Since it is only a teaser. We can't know the reason behind it yet.
#83 to #5 - motherfuckingkenji (06/20/2013) [-]
I'm getting both when before I wasn't even considering the Xboner.
I'm getting both when before I wasn't even considering the Xboner.
#533 - wiickedx (06/20/2013) [-]
I feel like I've been raped and now they are telling me that they love me.
#360 - Muppetz ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
>"It is unclear what caused this huge change in policy..."

Yeah it probably wasn't the massive backlash of hate or the defection of its entire fanbase.
User avatar #462 to #360 - underlois (06/20/2013) [-]
Or maybe the fact that PS4's pre-orders were way ******* higher than XBONE's and to try and save their business they decided to change it back?
#363 to #360 - azaman (06/20/2013) [-]
Damn it all, this didn't appear until i posted my comment, which is close to exactly the 			*******		 same.
Damn it all, this didn't appear until i posted my comment, which is close to exactly the ******* same.
User avatar #424 to #363 - mavericjones (06/20/2013) [-]
Lol, at least you got more thumbs.
User avatar #348 - GingerCOM (06/20/2013) [-]
Xbox One-80
#395 to #348 - itrinx (06/20/2013) [-]
I don't get it
I don't get it
#399 to #395 - GingerCOM (06/20/2013) [-]
180 degrees from their original idea for the system
#401 to #399 - itrinx (06/20/2013) [-]
Oh ok...
Oh ok...
#373 to #348 - Kanoah (06/20/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#377 to #348 - delicaking (06/20/2013) [-]
please?
please?
#389 to #377 - GingerCOM (06/20/2013) [-]
go ahead

make my day
User avatar #393 to #389 - delicaking (06/20/2013) [-]
I LOVE YOU RANDOM STRANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#31 - ninjabadger (06/20/2013) [-]
That feeling of when you die and come back to life... that's Microsoft right now.

Still might opt for the PS4.
#486 to #31 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
bro....that isnt even artorious's armor...nor his greatshield or greatsword. thats closer to a black knights armor...+1/10 bc its still darksouls reference
#74 to #31 - theoddanon (06/20/2013) [-]
That might just be the most beautiful drawing I have ever seen
User avatar #334 - froggets (06/20/2013) [-]
still got the kinect thou.............
#219 - slyve (06/20/2013) [-]
This image has expired
It's unclear what has caused this? How about the fact that people were about to ass rape Microsoft with a spiked baseball bat? They basically watched their own console die months before it's release.
#307 to #219 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
microsoft can't here you over the sound of the OS market they own
#221 to #219 - spasticpuppet (06/20/2013) [-]
First, you are completely correct. Second, your image is damn better than the one I have.   
   
I'd give you 10 thumbs if I could... no, 11.
First, you are completely correct. Second, your image is damn better than the one I have.

I'd give you 10 thumbs if I could... no, 11.
#238 to #221 - newforomador (06/20/2013) [-]
Heres the full gif with caption.
Heres the full gif with caption.
User avatar #404 to #238 - spasticpuppet (06/20/2013) [-]
I died of rofls...
#515 - cough (06/20/2013) [-]
The only console I want is a Wii U.
The only console I want is a Wii U.
#601 to #515 - lolerlaura (06/20/2013) [-]
Me too! I'm waiting for better titles to come out. When will Nintendo realize that people will buy the everloving **** out of their console if they release it with a new Zelda?? Wind Waker HD doesn't count. The cell shaded graphics aged very well and it doesn't look different enough for me to want to invest 300$ for a remake. If they did an HD Ocarina of Time or Majora' Mask however.....

I will admit that I am extremely excited for the new Pikman game. I have always loved that series. They also have another Super Mario Galaxy in the make and I like those ones too.

For now I will vacuum up ghosts and work on my town in Animal Crossing.
User avatar #618 to #601 - cough (06/20/2013) [-]
They're also coming out with a new smash bros, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, etc.
User avatar #623 to #618 - lolerlaura (06/20/2013) [-]
I saw the adds for the new smash bros!! I wonder if people will be able to set up matches on the other console since it is coming out on the wiiu and 3ds. I am gonna kick the **** out of everyone with the villager...
User avatar #117 - FJSoldier (06/20/2013) [-]
Never trust the company that tries this in the first place... not with consoles. Plus I bet they try to bring it in later
#597 to #117 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
This guy doesn't know sony patented the used game/drm system xbone was going to use.
#118 to #117 - thesweetscientist (06/20/2013) [-]
I'm thinking the same.
#362 - azaman (06/20/2013) [-]
''It is unclear what caused this huge change in policy''  hmmmm, i wonder if it could be the fact everybody hated it?
''It is unclear what caused this huge change in policy'' hmmmm, i wonder if it could be the fact everybody hated it?
#112 - algorath (06/20/2013) [-]
"It is unclear what caused this huge change in policy ight after E3"

Is it....? Is it really?!
#211 - lotengo ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
But i'm stil not buying it
User avatar #488 to #223 - Puddlles (06/20/2013) [-]
you can't say it's to late if the console hasn't even come out yet
User avatar #212 - oikake (06/20/2013) [-]
Basically Microsoft is a girl who friendzones you to go out with some douche, then when he ***** her over, she comes crawling back to you expecting to be treated like a princess.

I used to be an Xbox fan, but been really put off by their behaviour and attitude.

PS4 for me
#216 to #212 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
I'm in the same boat.
User avatar #220 to #212 - demonicdude (06/20/2013) [-]
That is the most accurate analogy I have ever seen for this situation, I'll have to use that. PS4 for me also even if they do make said changes. Cause now that we know they want the alway online DRM, it's likely that they'll try to implement something like it after you buy their $500 console.
#229 to #212 - hopskotch (06/20/2013) [-]
Oh my god. I read that comment, sat in silence for just a moment pondering, finally concluding that this logic is perfect.
#294 to #212 - ballerfifteen (06/20/2013) [-]
hit the nail on the 			******		 head right there
hit the nail on the ****** head right there
#583 - furiousmarshmellow ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
But the Kinect is still always on...
But the Kinect is still always on...
User avatar #603 to #583 - slapchoppin (06/20/2013) [-]
i honestly don't see the big deal with that

so ******* what if kinect is always on
#607 to #603 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
they dont have to physically be in your house to conduct a search and keep tabs on you.
Good job at being a submissive tool.
User avatar #609 to #607 - slapchoppin (06/20/2013) [-]
keep tabs on me? its in my ******* living room i don't do jack **** in their but play games

also if i don't have to be online how are they going to keep tabs on me?
User avatar #620 to #583 - proudnerd ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
They've already said you can turn that setting off. And so what if they had it on? You really think they have the digital storage space or motive to spy on you?
User avatar #602 to #583 - sketchE ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
it came out weeks ago you can turn it off
User avatar #588 to #583 - furiousmarshmellow ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Not to mention it's still very expensive...
User avatar #649 to #588 - technoplasm **User deleted account** (06/22/2013) [-]
That's my steam avatar!
User avatar #650 to #649 - furiousmarshmellow ONLINE (06/22/2013) [-]
**** YEAH.


KNIFE PARTY.
#651 to #650 - technoplasm **User deleted account** (06/23/2013) [-]
This is my spray
User avatar #652 to #651 - furiousmarshmellow ONLINE (06/23/2013) [-]
Yey.
User avatar #531 - RisenLichen (06/20/2013) [-]
Tug of war between sony and mircosoft?

I thought sony was just cock slapping microsoft this entire time
#119 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
The only thing they're accepting is that they can't do this all at once.

They will try again, slowly, step by step, to re-integrate these "features."

Tell me, have they changed their TOS to reflect these changes, or should we still expect "no privacy?"

And I suppose the kinect is still required, and is still always on.
User avatar #233 to #119 - newforomador (06/20/2013) [-]
From what I heard, there are different settings you can do where it is turned off, and even if there aren't, you can just cover up the lens and mic with some type of material.
#271 to #119 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
Kinect is required yes, but it comes with the ******* console so what is the big ******* deal? Yes, it is expensive, but you get the console and kinect, and it's next-gen **** too.
As for always online, have you actually given it any ******* thought? Do you seriously think it is plausible that every kinect camera will be streaming to MS so they can watch you masturbate? Kinect will be switched on so it's microphone can hear you say 'xbox on'. How would it record everything? Think for a ******* second about the scale: the storage and monitors and bandwidth required to stream EVERY SINGLE KINECT CAMERA. One person read 'the mic will hear you and switch on the console', and more than likely because of the paranoia emerged from the NSA bs, decided that meant the camera would watch and record every single thing they and anyone else did ever.
User avatar #279 to #271 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
The issue isn't that it would be constantly streaming or not, of course it wouldn't that's ******* retarded. The issue is that the TOS basically says "you have no right to privacy because this thing is always on."
#286 to #279 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
Can I get a link to these TOS?
#291 to #286 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
You need to login to view this link

Ctrl + F "privacy" until you're near the bottom.

I'll remind you that this particular paragraph is a recent addition.
#315 to #291 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
That does look dodgy, but nowhere does it relate to kinect. You seem to know what your talking about, but far too many have blown this way out of proportion. At the end of the day though, they say they will do it to the extent permitted by the law. It's permitted by law, so they didn't even have to put that in the TOS, they told you they might, being good guys.
#273 to #271 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
And that is streaming, never mind storing the recordings.
#305 to #119 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
yes they will slowly innovate so that their console stays relevant in the future, and new business models that are cheaper and more practical can be adopted. Those ******* bastards
User avatar #340 to #305 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Innovation is gaming's snake oil.
#330 to #119 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
The fact that they are keeping any of these "features" is ******** . We as consumers have a voice, our voice may not be in a literal sense, but we choose who to give our money too. I for one, will not be giving money to Microsoft for an Xbox ONE. I strongly urge people not to buy products from companies that do stuff like this. We have a voice, It does matter, We need to use it.
User avatar #343 to #330 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Every purchase is a vote, this applies to more than just video games.
#369 to #119 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
*flips kinect around to face the wall*

Microsoft now sees a wall. problem solved.
#386 to #119 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
Everyone is constantly complainign about the kinect being on 24/7.

Unplug the ******* thing if you dont want it on when you arent playing on the system. You kno for a fact that NOT EVERY SINGLE GAME IN THE ENTIRE WORLD NEEDS the kinect so unplug it when youre playing a game that doesnt need it. maybe thats too difficult for people to do.

oh no, some conspiracy theory about how they can backtrace your hard drives and all your base are belong to them.... "This is bad guise, they'll see my fat lazy ass screaming at 12 yr olds while playing COD"
User avatar #431 to #386 - zekeon ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
You don't know a lot about this do you?

It HAS to be plugged in, otherwise the xbox doesn't turn on.
User avatar #447 to #386 - keiishiyama (06/20/2013) [-]
To START THE ******* CONSOLE, Kinect has to be plugged in,. How have you missed this detail when we bitch about it incessantly?
#501 to #119 - narutroll (06/20/2013) [-]
The Kinect can be disabled...
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#546 - lightelmo (06/20/2013) [-]
>Be an xbox fanboy
>Kinda upset about how sucky the xbone is turning out to be
>Microsoft hears us complain and removes most of the **** on the Xbone
>Real happy but my friends who are buying a ps4 say that they will just change the policies
>months after I buy an xbone when it comes out DRM, always online, and used game fees are reimplemented.
>Now all my friends who bought the ps4 are calling me saying "Xbone off." Then saying I told you so.

Who says they are going to keep this policies forever?
User avatar #558 to #546 - LtMcG ONLINE (06/20/2013) [-]
Who says that they won't?
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