Source: Microsoft via The Verge
quote: Look up *anything* to do with Bose and see real waste.
quote: That law covers physical media. The Disc itself is just the delivery medium for the Xbox One as to play it requires you to install to hard-disk. You're talking about a game license. Licenses can be non-transferable.
quote: Im also sure in 6 months Sony will do the same with DRM the same way they like to tell you Linux and Backwards compatibility of the PS3 was going to last forever.
quote: Wow, you are stuck on First sale... that dog has no legs when it comes to software.
quote: Autodesk retained title to the software and imposed significant transfer restrictions: it stated that the license is nontransferable, the software could not be transferred or leased without Autodesk’s written consent, and the software could not be transferred outside the Western Hemisphere. The SLA also imposed use restrictions against the use of the software outside the Western Hemisphere and against modifying, translating, or reverse-engineering the software, removing any proprietary marks from the software or documentation, or defeating any copy protection device. Furthermore, the SLA provided for termination of the license upon the licensee’s unauthorized copying or failure to comply with other license restrictions. Thus, because Autodesk reserved title to Release 14 copies and imposed significant transfer and use restrictions, we conclude that its customers are licensees of their copies of Release 14 rather than owners.CTA was a licensee rather than an 'owner of a particular copy' of Release 14, and it was not entitled to resell its Release 14 copies to Vernor under the first sale doctrine. 17 U.S.C. § 109(a). Therefore, Vernor did not receive title to the copies from CTA and accordingly could not pass ownership on to others. Both CTA’s and Vernor’s sales infringed Autodesk’s exclusive right to distribute copies of its work. Id. § 106(3).
quote: The only redeeming aspect of DRM that could justify Microsoft's strategy if the DRM drives down the retail price of the games.
quote: Because a chunk of EVERY sale goes to the developer, it better supports the developers and their future titles with more money.
quote: Um, up until now, have they been "driving up costs to account for blah blah blah?"
quote: Please the Xbox will still sell fine. Yes they are shooting themselves in the foot though with the initial higher price. Same mistake Sony made last time. Who knows, they might adjust it before launch.
quote: You guys seem to think everyone who buys this stuff looks into it as much as we do. They buy the one they know. Millions know the Xbox, care about their gamer score (stupid I know), want to play with their friends (which the Xbox has always been better at), etc.
quote: Personally like I said I'm getting both but I do look forward to the TV stuff. Provided they don't raise the price of Xbox Live that is. If they did, then yeah I'd be done unless there was a huge change to justify the higher price (I'd gladly pay $10-15/mo for IPTV on my console)
quote: The Xbox One supports offloading compute tasks to the xbox cloud. So as the cloud scales in power, so does the Xbox One.
quote: See how I'm CONSISTENLY telling you the SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
quote: Oh. Don't care then. That makes perfect sense...if you personally buy some DLC, that's a separate purchase from the game itself.
quote: MS Don Mattrick: "We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360."
quote: What kind of message is Microsoft trying to send? This goes well beyond disbelief, it almost feels like suicide.
quote: In short despite its incredible look voice controls and user interface, plus an impressive selection of first-party titles and exclusives, Microsoft's console is looking increasingly like a trainwreck in the making.
quote: Enjoy your expensive additional box thingie. Add it to the pile under your TV.
quote: I want to replace my home theater PC and my cable box (well, I already did with a Ceton, but pretend I have a cable box too) with one box.
quote: No f%cking around with drivers or anything else.
quote: But to declare victory based on the specs is just silly.
quote: on top of that, the xbox' kinect system spies on users. it sends data about their TV viewing habits (including the number of people in the room) to MS, which then presumably shares it with its content partners. this is quite literally big brother, right on your screen (or just slightly above it).
quote: 30% better hardware capability
quote: Yes the PS4 will be capable of better graphics at a higher framerate. That's not what makes great games though.
quote: Meh.. you do realize that in legal terms that unless you wrote it yourself you can't "own" software. You own a license to use the software. The contract you agree to when you open the box or click accept limits what you can and can't do with that license. (almost all have provisions against resale) It has been thus and will always be thus.
quote: Microsoft here has messed up royaly with this DRM scheme. IMHO it should have been whoever owns the disk can play the game and that the game can work from you account without the disk so long as you are connected and nobody else is using your disk
quote: Got SKYPE??? X-Box one does and so do millions of other people and it recently went HD.
quote: Kinect??? - Ask anyone who plays Dance Central or Just Dance if they like Kinect.
quote: Wanna get rid of that ancient Cable Box? X-Box One looks to be getting exclusive channel streaming app like Roku where you dont need the cable box.
quote: If you want a Game Console get a PS4 if you want a Game Console/Entertainment center get an X-Box one.
quote: Kinect is very cool but not enough for me to purchase another console. Microsoft is also smartly going to release a PC version of the kinect so that Xbox One exclusivity would be questionable.
quote: Yea kinect is great for Dance Central and Just Dance, but what else? Anyone? No? Guys...?
quote: Amazing how everyone completely forgot the way Sony works. Hey Linux is supported on PS3, Yes the PS3 is Backwards Compatible. How did those work out?
quote: They'll build it for a single platform but just have 2 graphics settings.
quote: i dont remember reading any actual specifications stating it would be more powerful than a radeon hd 7850.
quote: a radeon hd 7850 might be considered acceptable for todays basic gamer needs but would be underpowered in the long run for 1080p gaming and beyond.