Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One

Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, has made a blog post with an update on Xbox One.

Here is an excerpt from his post:

…today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

· An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

· Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

I encourage you to read the entire post for additional details and how Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

Thank you for your continued support of Xbox.

Update: Here is the full text of the post:

 

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future. 
Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. 
You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.
So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

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Comments

  • PastPremonition

    I’m really upset that family sharing is gone. My friends and I were really looking forward to it.

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    • Matt Gunn

      If you are allowed to stay online all of the time then it might still work

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    • ElektroDragon

      Another freeloader.

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      • JD Fox

        I guess we were all free loaders when we shared our games since the Atari VCS.

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    • Altered

      lol you wish you were getting free games.

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      • D. Urquides

        Oh you and ElektroDragon are PS Boys. It’s okay, you guys were jealous of the Xbox’s sharing ideas and are now happy we are down on your level of game sharing.

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  • CORN Justin Beiber

    When the Kinect sees you playing Gears of War 9, Halo 20 or Call of Booty 35, Micro$oft will bombard your dashboard with DLC ads. See, they know how to follow and listen to their customers!

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    • DrToker

      No ads on dashboard has been verified.

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      • Does Not Equal

        Where’s that? I’d like to see it.

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      • Dylan

        So would I.

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      • Altered Vista

        Does anyone have a link to verify this?

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      • DrToker

        I posted one but I guess it’s not allowed. Google/Bing this;
        The Good News About Xbox One That Microsoft Brushed Right Over

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      • Dylan

        remove the periods in link, then it’ll work

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      • Volitar Prime

        I would like to believe that but MS doesn’t consider most of the ads on the current dashboard to actually be ads. They are “marketing” instead.

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    • Tom B

      What’s the Kinect got to do with it? They know that on the 360 (without the Kinect) because they recommend you games and TV shows etc based on what you already own / watch on the 360.

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      • Altered Vista

        Most people want kinect optional. Kinect can see you and hear multiple voices. It can spy on you and the NSA has already done this with microsoft via skype.

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      • JD Fox

        No most people do not want Kinect optional. Did you know that out of the top 20 most sold consoled video games in 2012, two of them were Just Dance 3 and Just Dance 2?

        In fact, Just Dance 3 was the 2nd most sold console video game in the world in 2012. Second only to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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      • disqus_eUPQtFSCTG

        link???

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      • JD Fox

        Just search on Bing keywords: “ESA essential facts 2012”. It’s a PDF file that shows the status of the video game industry each year.
        Disqus keeps holding my link from posting.

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      • Dylan

        Remove the periods in the link. Then it’ll work

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      • JD Fox

        Like this?

        http://wwwtheesacom/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2012pdf

        Doubt the link will work now though. You gotta insert a period in a few places to get it to work. You need a www. you need a .com and a .pdf

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      • JD Fox

        Okay let me try this.

        http://wwwtheesacom/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2012pdf

        I removed 3 periods from the link.

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      • Dylan

        It worked, just a tip, next time leave spaces where the dots should go, it helps us out.
        I’ll check out the link now

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      • Altered Vista

        Yet no where near the top of the xbox live charts, so those sales don’t really back it up if people aren’t playing the game. And to force it onto everyone is not the way to go about it. That’s why I said optional.

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      • JD Fox

        Optional means lower quality. Take the Xbox 360 for example.
        75 million Xbox 360s but only 25 million Kinects. That’s basically 33%. If you ensured every single Xbox was Kinect capable then the developers would be more aggressive knowing their potential audience is wider.
        Why do you think Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U has such powerful motion support despite being such simplistic motion tech?

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    • kmo4040

      why would the kinect have to see you the xbox would know just as google knows your searches.

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  • Alex watchtower

    Did you guys really love calling 10 different Blockbusters to see if they have a copy of Blue Dragon in? Or going to Redbox only to find out both of their copies were checked out?

    Great, now that’s back! Isn’t that fun? Let me get my list of Blockbusters ready again so I can start making those phone calls!

    It’s so much better than checking it out of my friends’ library online, instantly…to see if I like it enough to buy it.

    Thank you so much for bringing back this amazing feature gamers. I love this. It’s awesome!

    Thanks for making me go to GameStop and get $15 for my trade-in, so I can buy a $30 used game, when I could have just shared that game in exchange for something else and lose nothing in the process.

    Yeah you guys “fought the man and won”….SMH.

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    • Phen0m24

      Alex if you follow e (thevowel) on Twitter, he said you can STILL DOWNLOAD THE GAMES TO THE CONSOLE DAY ONE. Come on, check Twitter… He posted it right after the announcement. Here:

      Eric Neustadter (e) ‏@thevowel 4h
      FAQ: Yes, you’ll be able to buy #XboxOne games digitally – on release day – and not need a disk, & play offline. The choice is yours.
      Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

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      • D. Urquides

        Yeah but you can’t digitally share the game and that is what Alex is talking about.

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      You’ll still be able to download all XboxDone games digitally on their release date.

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      • Alex watchtower

        You cannot share them.

        We just traded the ability to share and rent games on the medium of the FUTURE for the ability to share and trade games on the medium that will be dead in 5-10 years at most!

        What is there to celebrate?

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    • kmo4040

      We might have got digital lending right on the dashboard.

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  • Buccomatic

    ahhhh. so nice seeing we won’t get raped by billion dollar publishers with outrageous new game prices. used games live on, mom and pops stores don’t go out of business and the little man wins instead of crooked trillion dollar monopolies.

    one of the best things about all this is watching all the butthurt sony fanboys whine and moan over the fact that xbox one does everything the ps4 does. and because of this it will sell more than ps4 just like xbox 360 outsold the ps3 – EVEN WITHOUT SUPPORT OF A JAPANESE INSTALL BASE.

    whaaaaah, sony fanboys! cry and troll harder! whaaaaaah!

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      Doesn’t matter if XboxDone or the BS4 wins, the gaming PC always comes out on top. Think about it, without a PC, console games aren’t made.

      #PCMASTERRACE

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      • Buccomatic

        that’s how it used to be.

        nowadays. the games are made for console first and then ported over to PC.

        that’s why all the PC games graphics have a serious case of consolitis and they still aren’t even using directx 11.1 yet.

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    • http://lt.saw.gamerdaily.org/ Lt.Saw

      Not a sony fanboy, but PS3 outsold Xbox 360 by 2012, at end of 2011 it was something like 77mil vs 75mil for PS3 vs Xbox 360. But yeah, Sony lost positions because it’s arrogance with PS3.

      Remember what they were saying? 599 console? Get a second job. Blu-Ray is future! Power of the Cell!

      I am telling, it’s a curse of 3rd console for every company in this business. They go arrogant and insane. Same with MS. Don’t have good internet or internet at all? Get a 360. Don’t like no-used games? Get a 360. Live in rural area? Why would you live there. + #dealwithit twitter fiasco.

      Good thing they are changing this. Now all we need is Kinect free 349USd bundle.

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  • olanmills

    You may have liked those ideas, but for some one like me, I could take it or leave it, except that the requirement to have to ask MS permission to whenever I want to play a game is unacceptable to me.

    The features that you thought were cool didn’t come free of charge. Some people, like you, found that acceptable; Others, like me, did not.

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  • Altered

    the tears from- the vanilla xbox one fanboys…..delicious!

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      Yeah, if they want DRM and Alwyas Online requirements, then they can come play SimCity with me on PC.

      #PCMASTERRACE

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      • bwv2002

        I can’t find my start button on my Windows 8 machine. (Yet another thing MS is back tracking). Plus Simcity isn’t available on Mac yet.

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  • kmo4040

    Funny everyone complaining about always online are always online posting.

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    • JD Fox

      Ironic isn’t it?

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  • Adriano Alves Barroso

    Now that the unique system features are no more what’s to justify the extra 100$?
    If we had family sharing we could save that $ easily on games but now it’s gone.

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    • JD Fox

      Yep, you can kiss the future good bye for another 10 years.

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      • Adriano Alves Barroso

        Time will tell which company was right. I hope it can still be changed in this cycle.

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    • Tom B

      I saw the sharing feature as a great way to ‘demo’ games that I wouldn’t usually take the risk on which if the games proved good would make me happy and mean more money for devs, publishers and MS. So it was a good idea allround I think.

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      • Adriano Alves Barroso

        Even if what people expected out of this family sharing scenario wasn’t as good as we hoped for it was still a differential and I do think new ideas matter. What do we have now, just a new videogame instead of a shot at a (maybe) innovative future.

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      • Alex watchtower

        How about being able to “rent” games for free with a group of friends who actually buy and carry the games you WANT to rent. Instantly. Online.

        Yeah that’s what that was.

        Now…back to Blockbuster and Redbox. Wait….I have 1 Blockbuster in my area….45 minutes away. It will be dead soon enough too.

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    • Volitar Prime

      You can still share with your family and friends. You can loan them the disc. It is really a simple solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist.

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      • Alex watchtower

        I don’t have 10 hardcore gamer friends who buy Xbox games living near me. I don’t. I don’t even have 1. My friends aren’t gamers. The 1 who games, never shares!

        How many do you have? Honestly!

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      • Adriano Alves Barroso

        If they had stuck to their initial idea I could buy a game and play it online with a friend who doesn’t have the game but is part of my family. Tell me if this is the same thing you mentioned.

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      • Volitar Prime

        No, you couldn’t. Major Nelson explained in a video somewhere that it would have worked like a library check out system. Only 1 person could play the game at a time. You, as the owner of it, had priority and could play it whenever you wanted to but it would kick off the friend/family member playing it.

        To play online with someone they would have to actually own the game.

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    • olanmills

      There are a bunch of good features unique to the X1
      background matchmaking, Snap multi-tasking, instant tombstone/resume/switch games and apps, impulse triggers, community challenges…

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      • Adriano Alves Barroso

        These features are really cool but they don’t drive sales IMO.
        Sharing games could be a game changer.

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  • DarnedNut

    Why is everyone upset? This is a good thing that happend and your not even grateful!
    We should be happy that this happened, Not complain that you cant share your crappy digital games.

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    • JD Fox

      Speak for yourself.

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    • MrRadiolips

      I agree. They are just proving they just want something to complain about now. Still wish the kinect wasnt mandatory though.

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    • Buccomatic

      those complainer posts are made by a bunch of butthurt sony fanboys who can’t deal with the fact that microsoft just got back into the game with one press release.

      they have been getting their “heiny’s” whipped for the last 8 years by xbox 360 and now they’re gonna get whooped for another 10 years and they just can’t stand it.

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  • Sean Mccoy

    I hope they make halo 4 for the xbox one since it was made by 343

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  • Buccomatic

    offer a non-kinect 2.0 version for $100 less and i’m all in for xbox one!

    YES!

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  • Bryson Jack

    Wow! Never in a million years did I see that one coming. I just pre-ordered an XBOX ONE because of that news.

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  • temigu

    NOOOOO PLEASE WHY! DON”T GIVE IN MICROSOFT!

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  • http://lt.saw.gamerdaily.org/ Lt.Saw

    Now all we need is Kinect-free cheaper SKU for launch.

    Major, could you please pass the message to the suits in HQ?

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      I agree, the cops don’t need to be seeing what goes on in my mansion full of drug money and illegal immigrants.

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    • Buccomatic

      yes!

      i agree 100%!

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  • CORN Justin Beiber

    It’s funny how people are buying XboxDone and BS4 because of the mediocre launch exclusives, when 3rd party games like Watchdogs, Battlefield 4 and The Phantom Pain look miles better.

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  • Sean Mccoy

    well if somehow your gamer tag gets banned your out of luck with your games. one of the reasons I want my games on disk no cd-key no drm

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    • Does Not Equal

      They’ll be on disc now. You’re complaining about something that got overturned.

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      • Sean Mccoy

        its for people that want the old way back

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      • Does Not Equal

        Why do you care? You wanted them to reverse the polcies.

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    • Tom B

      Major Nelson said in that Reddit interview if you got banned from Xbox Live you would still be able to access all of your games.

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      • Dylan

        And Xbox Support said that wasn’t true according to the terms of use

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      • Tom B

        I can’t say I’ve followed that story but from the brief glimpse of an article about it I thought the Xbox Support twitter people had said that prior to Major Nelson’s correction on the matter?

        Genuinely curious as I was fairly sure the article had stated it as Xbox Support being wrong (again).

        Edit: Also interested because if you’re banned from Live it would make sense that you couldn’t do the 24 hour check, though I guess it also makes sense that those two things aren’t technically the same.

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      • Dylan

        I’m not positive to be honest.

        Another example of unclear messaging from Microsoft

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      • Tom B

        Absolutely, so many mixed messages etc from Microsoft. Awful PR and just generally none of the spokespeople seem to understand what’s going on.

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      • Sean Mccoy

        break the rule lose everything if you can prove otherwise get a link or something.

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      • Sean Mccoy

        but even Microsoft bans accounts for no reason

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      • Tom B

        Search “banned xbox one major nelson” in Google and one of the top results should do it. Most I saw had links to the interview etc.

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      • Sean Mccoy

        major nelson don’t know the real answer yet

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    • Jeremy Trifilo

      There was no CD Key… it was on the disc itself and you never had to handle the licenses.

      When your profile is banned etc.. There was going to be ways to retrieve your digital content onto a new profile. Interview even said “Absolutely NOT!” with losing your game licenses.

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  • KrisXX

    Larry, did they re-build XBOX One in 2 weeks? Your said you couldn’t “flip the switch” with turning off DRM, as the console was built around it. Should we believe anything that comes form Team M$??

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    • Dylan

      It comes in a required day 1 update.

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      • DrToker

        I’m not updating:)

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      • Jeremy Trifilo

        LOL🙂

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      • Altered Vista

        Enjoy your xbox one vanilla….for 24 hours.

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      • Dylan

        Well how you going to play?

        Hah the original system required authentication online

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      • bwv2002

        I guess we will have to wait and drool for hours as the update is downloaded so we can play our games. MS should ask Nintendo how that backfired.

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    • Altered Vista

      Look, I am an actual xbox user who wanted these changes. We do not need trolls here who will hate on microsoft no matter what they do. That doesn’t help anything.

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      • KrisXX

        I’m just hating on a lie from Mr XBOX himself, Major Nelson. He claimed it wasn’t in the cards at all. A day 1 update is an easy fix, yet he said the console was built around DRM and couldn’t easily be turned off. An update is an easy turn off in my books.

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    • D. Urquides

      I almost passed out, because you’re so dumb. Look man instead of focusing on all the great ideas the old policies gave such as family sharing, digital sharing, etc. They will now be focusing on undoing drm code they currently have for the Xbox One. I comes out November not tomorrow. Come on KrissXX get your head out of your a$$.

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  • CORN Justin Beiber

    M$, PLEASE deactivate the Kinect-required rule for the XboxDone, not everyone wants to have an FBI surveillance device in their home. I don’t wanna wear my tinfoil hat all day.

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    • nMarco92

      Delete your Google account, your Facebook account, throw your webcam or laptop away, break in two pieces your tablet and throw into the toilet your smartphone.

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      • CORN Justin Beiber

        I ditched Google a long time ago, never had a facebook, the webcam is covered with tinfoil, don’t have a tablet and I’ve installed a top-secret Supercomputer chip into my smartphone made by $ony.

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      • nMarco92

        Get a PS4 and leave us alone!!!

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      • CORN Justin Beiber

        Don’t need a BS4 or any other console when
        i have a luxurious gaming PC.

        #PCMASTERRACE

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      • JD Fox

        You should get rid of your PC. You’re more likely to lose your identity on the PC than any other source.

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      • Altered Vista

        Only if you don’t know what you are doing. The PC itself does not lose your identity info. It’s the websites that get hacked into or the NSA stealing information from Google, Microsoft, and yahoo which has happened. And there are a lot of internet articles which suggest microsoft got money for handing over the information.

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      • benright313

        No one wants your crazy self in the Xbox community anyways LOL no one cares what you do with your life, you think the government cares about you? Lol stop.

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      • Altered Vista

        Never had a google account (except youtube)…facebook barely use and I am not stupid enough to reveal personal info like my birthday or location. Don’t own a smartphone (although I own the latest ipod touch). The difference with all those though is that they don’t have a past record with the NSA like Verizon or Microsoft. The NSA already used skype by paying microsoft to spy on people so microsoft can’t be trusted in this regard.

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  • Xonbe

    Thank you microsoft i really did not want to go over to sonys side after all these good years with your system

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    • JD Fox

      No you should stay with PS4. It’s perfect for people like you.

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      • fsdfg dsfds

        sony needs to make online multiplayer free now,or it xbox time!!

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      • JD Fox

        You understand that high quality internet service costs a lot of money to maintain, right? The monthly fee is used to maintain the myriad of servers that allow us to game online.

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      • Dylan

        What’s neat is that they don’t charge for services that are free everywhere else.

        Like Netflix, HBO go, and free to play games

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      • defgufman

        Then go there and be happy

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      • Berserk Rage

        Why you keep saying the same lame comment to everyone who say a positive thing about this announcement !!! stop trolling and whining and get a life !!!

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      • JD Fox

        I was thinking about doing whatever I want actually, thank you.

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    • Altered Vista

      Glad to have you back. Now we can lick the vanilla fanboy tears while pwning them in halo and cod. But wait…apparently they will be playing Kinect Adventures and Just dance…because as JD Fox says kinect is the future😉

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  • Altered

    How do you feel, vanilla xbox one fanboys? that microsoft betrayed you for the ps4 kids?

    stay mad, chumps!

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      $ony is taking over the world soon, M$ had to change their DRM/Online policies or no one would buy the XboxDone.

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      • Alex watchtower

        Bullcrap. 100 million + Wii buyers who won’t even LOOK at a PS4 and don’t care for the new Wii have something to say about that.

        Hardcore gamers who want new technology, that won’t even LOOK at a PS4.

        The PS4 will do well in countries where you can pirate games and Japan. That’s all.

        It can’t touch the variety of games possible on the Xbox One with Kinect as standard. Xbox One appeals to EVERYONE.

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      • Dylan

        I don’t get that argument. Have some impartiality

        PS4 has better hardware, and cloud processing, AND self-publishing.

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      • CORN Justin Beiber

        Xbox Done also appeals to people who love being watched by the police. Might as well buy a BS4 so I can keep playing console games without being monitored.

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      • benright313

        Stop being stupid. No one cares what you do in your daily life. Just don’t talk about blowing up bridges and you’ll be fine.

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  • Hitomajiri

    I wonder how the pre-orders (and cancelled pre-orders) compare before and after the announcement…

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    • Altered Vista

      A few hundred cancels (mostly kids butt hurt here and microsoft forums), but hundreds of thousands of 360 users on the fence will make up for it.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        doubt it. they have to lower the price. the parents, in general, won’t go for $500 right off the bat ALONG with a game and xbox live. i really don’t care though. i will get one and a ps4 and begin gaming.

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      • Altered Vista

        True if they made one without Kinnect and lowered the price they would likely win the console war.

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  • Buccomatic

    non-kinect 2.0 SKU at $100 less = win for everyone who wants to buy an xbox one.

    no non-kinect 2.0 option = xbox one will never get their fanbase back and will still lose to ps4.

    kinect is just too intrusive and not in demand = no reason for microsoft to supply it.

    kinect 2.0 only serves to drive up the price beyond what people are willing to pay for a gaming console. and that’s the bottom line

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    • D. Urquides

      No, it’s a pretty good damn price. You people keep saying to change things so it’s more like the ps4. Screw that. This is the XBOX ONE. If you want something similar to the ps4 then buy a ps4. The only way we will get amazing Kinect games is if every who has a XBOX ONE also has a Kinect.

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      • defgufman

        That ^^

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      • D. Urquides

        I’m sorry were you going to post something?

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      • Buccomatic

        on the contrary we are saying DON’T change the xbox one into the PS3.

        ps3 = all in one entertainment center that doubled as a gaming console and they got their @$$eS whooped for 7 years straight (by xbox 360 GAMING CONSOLE) because of it.

        so for microsoft to go and try to make the xbox one more like the ps3 (entertainment center) while sony made the ps3 to be more like the xbox 360 (game centric gaming console) was a near fatal mistake by microsoft. and they did the right thing by reversing these policies today. but that is just step one. the next step is to lower the price point by $100.00 so they can compete with ps4. and the only way they can do that is to offer a non-kinect 2,0 version = xbox one is now a full fledged PURE GAMING console.

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      • D. Urquides

        But Xbox has always been both. Even way back when the original the came out they wanted it to be an entertainment console. Calling itself and all in one entertainment center did screw up PS there were other factors. And the Kinect is gaming, but people like you putting it down doesn’t help get it to where I and of course Microsoft can see it going.

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  • GMUPatriots

    Major if you were among the people who shared gamer feedback that led to this decision by Don Mattrick, thank you so very much. I know it’s just a console but it hurt that I felt I needed to leave XBox for the next generation. I’m a gamer so I’ll probably get a PS4 at some point but I’m definitely going to buy my XBox One first. Can’t wait for the great games!

    Also, now that this is behind all of us and will be forgotten by November, you and Don really should do a launch event with the crew of a Navy submarine.😉

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    • Rumba Lumba

      “Your Feedback Matters” L-O-L. They only changed their policies based on the pre-order numbers a week after E3, not because people were whining. There’s been enough whining for over 2 weeks after the Xbone reveal and they stuck with it. Now, a week later after Sony dropped the bomb on them, Xbone Day One editions aren’t selling out everywhere so they decided to drop the BS policies. Yeah, talk about “Microsoft is looking at consumer interest”. Gullible, gullible people everywhere. That just meant all the “infinite power of the cloud” is just plain BS they spewed to sell their product and their policies.

      Remember kids, this always-on, no-used games BS has been Microsoft’s plan for YEARS. You’d be too stupid to forgive a manufacturer who’s been planning to take away consumer rights for years and then do a 180 a week after pre-order numbers say their console isn’t even selling out.

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  • Liev Chekov Viktor

    #Xbox one day one

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    • RED360

      #XboxOneEighty

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  • David

    Thank you thank you thank you! This so awesome to hear! I actually don’t have to seriously consider going over to Playstation now (not something I wanted to do). Thanks!❤

    Now my only remaining complaint is the mandatory Kinect and pricepoint. Please, please, make a Kinect free version that drops either to the PS4's level, or at least close. I don't know if getting rid of Kinect can drop $100, but it'll do something. It would be much better for sales, and for those who don't care for Kinect. Do that and I will likely put my preorder in!

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    • David

      Why so many downvotes? Is Kinect really that popular? I have zero interest in paying extra money for an annoying and intrusive camera/mic. Voice commands and gestures mean nothing for me.

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        kinect is very lame game wise. it will get your heart going though. oh and you can talk to it. lame. it is not as cool as it seems. maybe the new one will be cool but prob not as great as they are saying it is.

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      • JD Fox

        Kinect requirement advances technology. Making motion tech optional makes it harder for people to develop legit games because their potential audience is smaller. Why do you think the Wii and the Wii U have such strong motion gaming? Because it’s required.

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      • Hitomajiri

        You made me think of Capcom’s decision not to support the Wii Remote in Resident Evil: Revelations. I guess that by making Kinect required will sort of remove the “gimmick-I-don’t-need-to-support-because-nobody-cares” status it might have among developers.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      i am going to be getting both. i just got a ps3 the other day and it is great. i would highly suggest getting both systems.

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    • Rumba Lumba

      You’re so blinded by fanboyism that you weren’t willing to buy the better console and was clinging on to the brand that slapped you in the face. LOL.

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    • Hitomajiri

      When I bought my Xbox 360, I wasn’t really dying for the Kinect, but ended up buying the bundle only because it was obviously a better deal… This way I knew I wouldn’t regret this decision if I wanted the Kinect later and had to pay a higher price. My Kinect isn’t even hooked now but I’m perfectly fine with that.

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      • Dylan

        Except you’re forced to hook it up now.

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      • Hitomajiri

        I know, but I’m OK with that, too.

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