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Let's make this the last X1 post

Made the picture myself. I believe him.
I don't know about you guys, but I can already feel some morons are going to say "Well why didn't they just say so? If this is what they wanted to do, they would have said so!". People complain that consoles are becoming PC's all the time. How much of a hard on do you think the PC Mustard race would get if you told them the Xbox is going the way of Steam.
Link to the original link I got it from: www.neowin.net/news/anonymous-xbox-engineer-explains-drm-and-microsofts-xbox-one-intentions

Alleged Anonymous Microsoft Engineer
on Xbox One DRM policies
thing is we suck at telling the story. The whole point of the DRM switch
from disc based to cloud based is to kill disc swapping, scratched discs, bringing
discs to friends house, traducing for **** val: m with nothign going back to
developers, and high game costs. If you want games cheaper then 59. 99, you
have to limit used games somehow, Steam '5 model requires a limited used game
model.
thing is, the DRM is really really similarly steam... You can login
anywhere and play your games, anyone in your house can play with the family
xbox. The only diff is steam you have to sign in before playing, and Xbox does it
automatically at night for you (once per 24 hours)
s a long tail strategy, just like steam. Steam had it' s growing pains at the
beginning with all it' s drm **** as well. [...] For digital downloads steam had no
real com petition at the time, they were com peting against boxed sales. At the
time people were pretty irate about steam, (on ychan too...) It was only once
they had a digital marketplace with DRM that was locked down to prevent
sharing that they could do super discounted **** .
Tthink about it, on steam you get a game for the true cost of the game, 5530
5. On a console you have to pay for that PLUS any additional licenses for when
you sell / trade / borrow / etc. If the developer / publisher can' t get it on
additional licenses (like steam), then they charge the first person more. [...] If we
say "Hey publishers, you limit game to 39. 99, we ensure every license transfer
you get IOS, gamestop gets " that is a decent model... Microsoft gets a
license fee on first and subsequent game purchases, com pared to just first now?
That' s a revenue increase.
petition is the best man, it helps drive both to new heights. See
technology from the Cold War. If we had no USSR, we' d be way worse off today.
TLDR: Bring it on Steam :)
we passed that around the office at Xbox. Most of us were like "Well
played Sony, Well played". That being said they arepost riding the hype train of
ZOMG THEY ARE TRYING TC) **** US FOR NO REASON. Without actually
thinking about how convienent it would be for the majority of the time to not
find that disc your brother didn' t put back... [...]just sim parminder people not
seeing the bigger picture. Some PSA viral team made them all "U TOOK R
DISCS" and they hiveminded.
Everyone and their mother com plains about how gamestop ***** them on
their trade ins, getting 55 for their used games. We come in trying to find a way
to take money out of gamestop, and put some in developers and get you
possibly cheaper games and everyone bitches at MS. Well, if you want the (IN;
Maing from Gamestop, go play PSA.
goal is to move to digital downloads, but Gamestop, Walmart, Target,
Amazon are KIND OF ******* ENTRENCHED in the industry. They have a lot of
power, and the shift has to be gradual. Long term goal is steam for consoles. [...]
If you always want to stay with what you have, then keep current consoles, or a
PSA. We' re TRYING to move the industry forwards towards digital distribution...
it' bumpy road
Publishers have enouch ous power. Microsoft is trying to balance between
consumer delight, and publisher wishes. If we cave to far in either direction you
have a kickstarting product. Wiiu goes too farta consumer, you have no rrd
party support to shake a stick at. PSA is statuesque. Xbl is trying to push some
things, at the expense of others. We have a vision, we' ll see if it works in the
coming years
Living room transformation. We want to own the living room. Every living
room TV with an Xbox on input one. It' s the thing that gives the signal to your
TV, everything is secondary. The future, where games, TV, internet telephony, all
that **** happens magically on some huge ass screen with hand / voice
gestures... That' s our goal.
egoogle TV + PSA + Minority report level gestures, that com baned with a sick
second screen experience (which is really hot for TV, I knowi know.. N N N N
N... but it' s ******* sick when you have it). Games will be the same, there are
more exclusives to MS then PS atm, and Kinect 2 makes Kinect 1 look like a
childs toy.
By default it' s on, listening for "Xbox On". You can turn it off tho, and turn
the console like OFF off. OFF off is required for Germany / other countries that
require it (no vam pire appliances) [...] It has to be plugged in for the console to
post. You can turn off everything it does from the settings. Think of it like
airplane mode for the iphone. You can' tjust unplug the cellular radio, but you
can turn it off.
Winstead of gamins, is for your console, and 1 or 2 at a friends house.
Really the majority of people have a speck of internet at least once a day. And if
you don' t. Don' t buy an Xbox L Just like if you didn' t have a broadband
connection don' t get Live, and if you don' t have an HDTV the 360 isn' t that great
for you either. New tech, new req. This allows us to do cool **** when we can
assume things like you have a kinect, you have internet, etc.
plan is basically you' re ****** after 24 hours. Yeah... I know. Kind of
sucks. I believe they will probably revise the time period and / or find a diff way
to ''call in" to ensure you haven' t sold your license to gamestop or something...
but there is no plan YET. I' m hoping the change it, buti don' t work on that sol
don' t have much influence there /sigh
the power goes out you ain' t playing **** . I' m assuming you mean the
internet goes out but you have power for TV and Xbox. Yes, You' re ****** for
single player games. Again, that' s the Por (Plan of record), buti expect it to
change after the ***********
fee? There is no fee to play your games at your friends house. Never
has, never will. Even digital downloads could do that.
cloud capabilities is the **** they like the most. We basically made a
huge cloud com pute **** and made it free. What people are doing with it is kind
of cool. The original intention was to get all the Multiplayer servers not
requiring rrd party costs (Like EA shutting down game servers to cut costs), as
well as taking all the games that servers hosted by the clients (Halo, etc), and
have all that com pute done in the cloud allowing more CPU cycles for gameplay.
That will really expand what developers can do. Anything that doesn' t need per
frame calculation and can handle delays can be shifted to the cloud.
That' s huge.
IE is going to be pretty freaking sweet. 1 finger cursor, 2 finger
direct manip. Basically if you think of a laptop trackpad where your phone/ slate
is the trackpad and the monitor is your IV, it' s that. The tech is there, just needs
to be applied. There is some really cool **** going on with Petra + controllers
that pairs people with controllers. So if person with controller two trades
controlers with controller 1, their profiles magically switch. It' s sick. What does
this matter? Now if you lean left/ right it knows which person is leaning, even ifa
people are all int he same room. It' s awesome.
New service using Azure for cloud com pute. Allows developers to not use
clients for hosting multiplayer servers, or other tasks that do not require per
frame colorations. It' s pretty sweet.
Honestly, if you care about anything other then pure games AT ALL. Xbox 1
PSA. If all you do is play games, and nothing else, PSA.
s not worth matimero prove it, or risk my Job. I work in Studio A, 40th
ave in Redmond, . The thai place in the studio cafeteria has double punch
wednesdays. Go ahead and call them and verify if you want.
This was all from the Microsoft engineer that was on /b/ last night.
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User avatar #39 - analbuttfuck (06/15/2013) [-]
So what this is saying is...

Do the logical thing, and buy a gaming computer and use Steam?

One step ahead of you Microsoft.
#27 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Steam has an offline mode that lets you play SP games
Although this guy opened my eyes to a lot of things, Microsoft took some wrong turns with what they're trying to accomplish
#22 - rimjobmcgee ONLINE (06/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
ATTENTION EVERYONE: This is a troll. Though microsoft may learn from it and make it true before release. That is all
User avatar #24 to #22 - awesomenessdefined (06/15/2013) [-]
You're gonna need proof first, mate.
User avatar #38 - nephritho (06/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
>Microsoft engineer
>/b/
seems legit.
User avatar #23 - kriodine (06/15/2013) [-]
I quite honestly don't care about the Xbox 1 or the PS4, but when you try to compare yourself to past failures of other companies you seem dumb. Yes we know steam was bad at launch but use their failure to make your product better. Don't say "but they had problems too", yes they did have problems but the key word is had. The entire point of even studying history is to avoid repeating failures.
User avatar #9 - phtholognyrrh (06/14/2013) [+] (4 replies)
>If all you want to do is game and pure gaming
- false. ps4 does pretty much all the same stuff, and netflix doesnt require some stupid gold membership.
User avatar #14 to #9 - awesomenessdefined (06/15/2013) [-]
In all fairness, no it doesn't.

The Playstation Eye can't do the stuff the Kinect can, definitely can't do the stuff the Kinect 2.0 can, and the apps aren't really eye-candy or efficient. It doesn't integrate with your cable box ("tv, tv, tv, tv"), and if what he said about cloud computing is true, PS4 can't do that either, yet.

I like the PS4, but come on.
User avatar #3 - malinko ONLINE (06/14/2013) [+] (8 replies)
dont really care how you put it bud, if i wanted all the digital games and downloads and stuff that you are talking about i would.....of wait i ALREADY own a PC.

the game console is what i do when my internet goes out or when im tired of looking at porn and funny pictures.

you want to go with just digital games? thats ******* fine. just say "we are going with digital games now, they are cheaper and you just download them from the games section. and thats all."

but no, you have to bring about all this other ******** with restrictions. like checking in. im a grown ******* man, i dont have to "check in" with anyone,

and this **** or wanting to be "everything" when it comes to entertainment in your living room. ******* ego much man? you are a ******* game console. know youre ******* place. unless your name is JARVIS and you are going to do cool **** with holograms and sarcastic remarks, just sit the **** down.

let me just pop in my game (or download) and let me sit my fat ass on the couch, eat some ******* tacos, and not have to worry about anything else. thats what i want, thats what my friends want, and thats what america wants.
#72 - Blasphemer (06/15/2013) [-]
Me and my PC are still laughing at everybody.
#32 - taurusguy (06/15/2013) [-]
Didnt read it all, but what i got was that he was trying to say that xbox one is the next step or whatever, and it is, it really is, but xbox one is a HUGE leap forward, a ballsy as **** leap. Steam has offline mode, you can play without internet (not online of course) but you can play, if xbox one removed the hurr durr you need kinect and to login and all that **** it would be a perfect thing, but right now PS4 and xbox one are basically meant for countries that are a bit wealthier, if you cant even put my country into supported list you can go **** yourself, even Runescape has more countries on their list than MS and PS4 (cant say for nintendo, never had a console from them)

TLDR: xbox one is good but too early, would be good if they fixed a few issues
#2 - sanguinesolitude ONLINE (06/14/2013) [+] (6 replies)
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could someone give a synopsis. Its not that i cant read it, i just dont ******* care enough.
User avatar #4 to #2 - barenoizedub (06/14/2013) [-]
Xbox One isn't as bad as people are making out because things and stuff. (there are a fair few valid points in there tbh, I would read it if I were you)
User avatar #82 - whiplasher (06/15/2013) [-]
...ey...well...he does have a few good points.
User avatar #61 - anonchief (06/15/2013) [-]
TLR

X1 is copying steam and still sucks monkey dick.
#57 - thisnick (06/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So much ******** , it's like feminism for games
#59 to #57 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [-]
How? Microsoft, apple, and google all admitted to wanting to get to the living room, what he says game trading fees checks out, cloud computing on the X1 is true, the kinect controller switch is true. If you want even more proof, check out the place he works.
#30 - polop (06/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
>The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.
Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.
#50 to #30 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [-]
A lot of the stuff people post on /b/ is true. Remember that guy that was going to shoot up that school? or that guy who admitted to stepping on lettuce at fast food places? or the whole story of Dusty?
#29 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [+] (6 replies)
What I don't understand about sharing your games with friends. Is...say i want to show my friend Halo 5, he wants to try it before he buys it. So i go over there, and log in. I want to play Halo 5, what do I do? Do the both of us need to sit there and jerk off until it has downloaded this game? Or can I just click and go?

Also, those of you completely against the XBO or are pissed about the XBO decisions, GTFO. Glad you aren't contributing your filth to XBO servers.
#33 to #29 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [-]
Microsoft said you can have up to 10 family members who can play any of the games on your cloud without you being logged in or even on the same xbox one and also they say family members but you can use anyone on your friends list who has been on there for at least 30 days. As for the download I have no clue.
User avatar #67 - calebdiz (06/15/2013) [-]
finally some competence and showing what the XBO can really do, instead of playing it safe like the PS4. can't wait for it to come out.
#66 - ncsutroll (06/15/2013) [-]
so basically if you can manage not losing/scratching your disks and want a console for 99% single player the xbox one is still a disappointing pile of **** . good to know
User avatar #65 - noket (06/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Well, i would rather not give you, developers and/or gamestop additional moneys.. If i buy an used car i don't have to pay the company that produced my car.. and the dealer doesn't buy my car for 50$/€ and sell it for 9000..

You say "If you want to stop gamestop from taking moneys.." and all, but the users what get in exchange? nothing. Games would probably be paid even less to cope from the money you and the developers are stealing in this trade

Furthermore maybe you didn't consider that people actually LOVE to have a physical version of what they bought.. Buying online **** it's like "meh.. ok" because you don't have something in your hands in exchange, for some hardcore players games are like you know..

All the other things you just said.. well, i will believe that all of that works they way you say when i see it. i won't buy something just cause you think that in the future those features will be modified/added..
#62 - itemsonly (06/15/2013) [-]
Totalbiscuit made a good video about used games, one should check it out to get some arguments.
#46 - Womens Study Major (06/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
It had me convinced til the end.
Pretty sure a Microsoft engineer should be able to tell the difference between "then" and "than".
#64 to #46 - itemsonly (06/15/2013) [-]
The engineer didn't write this, says so in the description.
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