Originally Posted by DzillaXx
The system does not spy on your anymore then any smart phone would, a smart phone would spy on you in a much worse way. So stop saying this, all you do is spread misinformation. PS4 also has a camera, big whoop. Also it is called tape for those that wanna cove up the lens.
Kinect is used to access your account. It will scan the room at the time you switch it on and log you in accordingly (not sure if it will recognize multiple users or not). This was stated in an interview. Xbox is always on. Kinect is always on. If you want to access your account I am thinking tape will not do you any good.
There has been much speculation about using Kinect to monitor DRM for movies. I think the possibility is there. Maybe even for age restriction. I think it will be used to advertise as well. Much like how your browser will store information about sites you visit I think Kinect can (and will) be used in ways to promote also (like noticing recognized brand names for example). That Kinect is always on and that Xbox is always on, that it requires syncing online periodically to use, it puts me off wanting one. I would be willing to bet there would be something in the new TOS regarding all this as well.
The games get linked to your gamer profile, wanna borrow a game let your friend use your account. That simple, a good deal of us don't even borrow games anyways. Plus the few games I actually buy for the console I will keep, PC is where most of us on OCN get their gaming done.
I can see lending accounts going down well, especially if your credit card is linked to it. There is something in particular you need to take in however. You cannot sign in on your account on multiple devices at the same time (this is how it is now and I sincerely doubt this will change in the slightest). It is also against Xbox Live TOS to give, or borrow, your account to someone else. This is for several reasons, including accessing content that person hasn't purchased from the marketplace, censors (for international accounts), among other things.
The game is linked to your account. There is a fee if someone wants to use your game when you are not signed in to your account on your, system or on their system. This is definitely known. It is quite obvious that this is to get a portion back from the used game market when you look at the models implemented to combat used game sales over the last couple of years.
Also, just because you may not borrow a game from a friend that doesn't mean others do not. I've been sharing games with my friends for years, since the Megadrive days.
What the majority may or may not do on OCN has no bearing on the majority that may use a console. Most people here are power users, so a console to them would be little more than a distraction. That, however, does not count for everyone. Used games and borrowed games actually help developers. Someone who may have never of tried that game now has the chance to and if they like it, they may buy it, buy some DLC, and even buy a future sequel. Anyone who thinks used games hurt the industry needs to take a look at the numbers. Did used game sales hurt Halo? Or Call of Duty? Of course not. It's like saying piracy hurts the industry, despite The WItcher 2 selling well for a PC title. If someone doesn't want to buy it, they won't. Having that bit of give however may actually encourage someone to buy the product, or a future product. You could say that demos are more commonplace on consoles, and you would be right, but demos can be a bit hit and miss in this regard. Take Resident Evil: Revelations new demo. It's terrible. For me, off that demo alone, I wouldn't buy the game. However I know better.
MS has said nothing about a fee when selling used games. So far as we know all you have to do is deauthorized the game from your account and you'll be able to sell it.
See above. You'll be able to sell your games but the next person will likely need to pay to link it to his account. Why do you think this is going to be any different? EA dropped their online pass model for a reason. This is highly likely the reason. It's been highly speculated and it hasn't been officially denied. It hasn't been officially denied because there has to be truth to it otherwise you would have heard a flat out "NO!" by now.
Offline time is still not confirmed for all we know it could be 24hr or 3 days or even more. 24hr was just a guess, nothing official and could change with future updates.
It could be changed, it could not. They are avoiding answering this properly, like a lot of other questions as best that they can. Why would you dodge these questions if there was no truth to them?
Edited by Lifeshield - 5/23/13 at 8:49am