Jimquisition: Xbox One and the Death of Ownership

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Xbox One and the Death of Ownership

Well, Microsoft went and did it. It took the step publishers have fantasized over for years, and destroyed the concept of videogame ownership.

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Thank God for you Jim Sterling. Serious catharsis just looking at this video

The Xbox Two will require you to wear an ankle brace that has to connect to the internet every 12 hours or the the ankle brace blows your leg off.

Nice use of the Sarif Industries promotion when you talked about ownership and control.

Soviet Heavy:
Nice use of the Sarif Industries promotion when you talked about ownership and control.

I liked that too.

OT: 12 minutes until the hour of reckoning. I have a feeling Jim's next E3 episode will be 90% Microsoft.

I was honestly expecting this to come out AFTER the Xbox E3 thing.

You know...just in case the situation isn't actually all that bad and everything has been blow out of HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Ah, there's nothing like an episode of the Jimquisition when you've been particularly riled up, Jim.

I, as a singular person (and NOT for One), am boycotting the Microsoft E3 conference because of their horrible DRM. If Sony doesn't plunge down that rabbit hole, I think people are justified in becoming/remaining PlayStation fanchildren.

Anyone even considering ordering one of these machines needs to watch this video.

This generation, I have supported Nintendo and Microsoft. Nintendo had its heart in the right place, but couldn't provide enough quality content to satisfy me (great but scarce first party products, rather lazy third party products). Microsoft did what Nintendo couldn't, offering great online gameplay and some great experiences, whilst having some amazing third party products.

Now, they're expecting our loyalty to see them through the next generation of consoles, and it isn't going to work because no gamer gets a games console to watch TV and take away their game ownership.

Seriously, fuck you, Microsoft. Fuck you and your policies, fuck you and your big headedness, and fuck you. Just...fuck you.

If Sony have taken all the #PS4NoDRM campaigning to heart and keep to their (rather vague) word about pre-owned games and online connectivity, I will be very, very happy.

hehe, good one, here we are sharpening our pitchforks and oiling out torches..

Well I'm crossing my fingers so Sony makes a stand for consumers... hah yeah that's gonna happen...
I have vowed.. that if they adhere to this bullshit, I won't buy their consoles, not even if they announce The last Guardian with a release date.

So.. it's WeeYOU and PeeCee for me, I guess... I'm a bit sad though.. there is a certain ritual to playing on the console that I will miss.

And thanks Jim, I often disagree and find you a bit over the top.. but it's still good that you put this issues forward.

WHOOT!! Biker Mice from Mars!!! Any body else nostalgia all over their pants?

I have to agree with Marcus Beer when he says that the worst thing that can happen at this E3 is for MS to get up there and promise a bunch of fantastic looking games and all is forgiven. I think that's why they timed this announcement, so that it can get swept away in the news cycle of the games they are developing. It sucks, because they will be games that I will miss out on unless they make their way to Steam or the WiiU.

Good episode but...

Good gods! what did you do to your poor knives?

The whole 'check in every 24 hours' is more insulting than a constant internet connection honestly. And as much as I would like to see the xbone totally flop(at least at the start) and force MS to remove the 24 hour requirement, somehow I doubt most average people will care.

A constant connection is almost guaranteed to have issues which would irritate even the average consumer, but the 24 hour thing will probably fly under the radar of most people.

That said I still feel it is likely that the new xbox will become basically stuck to the US(and limited even more to larger Metro areas) while the Sony, Nintendo, and the PC overall will have the rest of the world.

I loved that intro, made me laugh until I coughed. Good episode. Hopefully we all get to see the Xbone crash and burn in an entertaining way.

THANK YOU for making the point about Gamestop. I don't know why anyone's naive enough to think this hurts Gamestop.

sturryz:
The Xbox Two will require you to wear an ankle brace that has to connect to the internet every 12 hours or the the ankle brace blows your leg off.

This will be marketed as a necessary feature of Kinect 3.0, and in fact Kinect will be part of the mandatory check-in process.

Additionally, you will need special dispensation for Microsoft to leave the general vicinity of your Xbox. If you are vacationing, you may transfer your license to a different Xbox 2 for a fee, or use a limited number of annual "offline vouchers" if you won't be near one.

Microsoft will laud these options as generous" and 80% of the consumer market will say they "don't mind" and it's "not that bad."

Meh...shoddy practice, but then its not like there isn't a massive games industry beyond this one platform. Certainly, there seems to be a worrying trend, but plenty of indy gaames, or even abandonware.

I really can't wait to start seeing some numbers on how bad this hurts them.

Well I just got back from Gamestop, (pick up some cheep "used" Wii game to play over the summer.) I was talking with the clerk about the Xbox, I was saying this time around I was going to get a new Xbox, but after hearing all the BS Micro Soft is pulling I'm not even going to waist my time or money with them. sadly because I am a big support of Microsoft and the work with windows PC, network servers & office, (I am in college going for IT so I taking a lot of MS course) but after windows 8 this year and now the new Xbox BS, my respect for microsoft is dropping. I might just install Linux on my PC :P. But here is an FYI, the Gamestop clerk did say the Microsoft did make a agreement with them that the used game fee will be waved and the data to your account gets wipped when you trade a game into gamestop. so it look like Gamestop will not be effected by the Xboxs used game police. again this was just the store clerk saying it, so it all might not be true.

Great episode, but I'm slightly worried that we won't see anything but the Xbone in the next couple of Jimquisitions. Not that I don't hate the Xbone and all it stands for, but a little variety is nice now and again.

If only this video could be shown on screen at the E3 conference while Microsoft is up on stage trying to convince everyone that being treated like a criminal and not being allowed to own the things they buy is really super awesome we promise because ummm, TV!

A problem I don't think many people have really sunk their teeth into yet is the end game of the xbox one. What happens when the servers for the Xbox One inevitably are permanently taken offline? With no authentication servers I guess your Xbox one would be rendered useless and your games unplayable. Maybe you'd be forced to buy the Xbox Two in order to keep owning your...holy... their trying Zune again. Keep paying or all the stuff you bought is gone! Sure you don't need xbox live to play the games I assume(so the zune model isn't immediately obvious) but eventually you'll have to fork over more money to buy xbox two unless you want your expensive game collection to go bye bye. Well that's my theory anyway and with the frankly disturbing things Microsoft is doing, would what I said surprise anyone if it came true?

Thank you for the man-ass, Jim. It was lovely.

Oh, and the entirety of the rest of the video. You say the things that need to be said, when they need to be said, and to the people that need to hear it (everyone). We couldn't ask for more.

TheSapphireKnight:

A constant connection is almost guaranteed to have issues which would irritate even the average consumer, but the 24 hour thing will probably fly under the radar of most people

Keep in mind, they're offering the power of MacLeod...Sorry, of THE CLOUD to "quadruple the power" of the Xbox One. This means there will be games (and I bet a lot of them) that literally require an online connection to run. Even single-player games, I bet.

Also, depending on the way check-ins are handled, this could be a fairly big deal without always online. But mostly, the cloud bit.

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"There can be only ONE!"

Not as good as I was expecting. The snark and rage was spot-on, but it's kind of getting old already. I guess I was hoping for more insight into how you see this actually playing out. Moar screaming about precisely how and why the XBone sucks contributes essentially nothing new or positive to the discussion.

I'm sure it felt good though! Self-righteous indignation for a good cause usually does.

I'm pretty sure Gamestop/Game will come to regret this, no matter how useful it is for them in the short term. Sure it will wipe out all of their competition, but then they'll stand alone and be much easier targets.

sturryz:
The Xbox Two will require you to wear an ankle brace that has to connect to the internet every 12 hours or the the ankle brace blows your leg off.

God you anti corporate liberals will complain about everything. It's only a leg. Who cares when I can get my dew and game on and play the amazing games like call of duty animal kingdom edition now with 5 THAT's RIGHT 5 new pixels per square meter.

Honestly though I want Microsoft to fail so badly because of this but I'm kinda worried they won't. Oh well High ho high ho it's off to PC I go.

Even if sony pulls this same stunt, at least nintendo is still here to save us.

Sadly none of this will stop people causing it to sell out on day one. Too many people will want it just so they can play the next COD or because "Everybody else is getting one".

Even worse is that despite all of this hatred, people will still eventually get won over anyway, and by the next generation, such things will have become the norm, not worth getting worked up about.

Just out of curiosity Jim, if you didn't need one for your job would you even be considering an Xbox One?

Saying that, do you even want to cover something so flagrantly anti-consumer?

Would be nice to see the gaming press to show a bit of solidarity to the consumer by not covering the system and its exclusives upon release.

Having it die a pitiful death from lack of coverage is the best way to say fuck you to Microsoft and their new xbox.

I'll do my part in not buying the system, but alas me and my kind only make a small percentage of xbox customers. :(

Dammit Jim! I'm a multi facit entertainment system, not a console!

Varya:
Thank God for you Jim Sterling. Serious catharsis just looking at this video

we all knew x box was gonna suck at this point. still a fun watch.

He'll buy one to review games on, and so will every other journalist who's "mad" about this, and we'll think of this "bullshit" like business as usual, just as we do with online passes, on-disc DLC, and everything else we deal with today.

DTWolfwood:
Would be nice to see the gaming press to show a bit of solidarity to the consumer by not covering the system and its exclusives upon release.

Having it die a pitiful death from lack of coverage is the best way to say fuck you to Microsoft and their new xbox.

I'll do my part in not buying the system, but alas me and my kind only make a small percentage of xbox customers. :(

And what would happen to said gaming press if publishers were to pull all their advertising in a show of solidarity to the Xbone?

Fappy:

Soviet Heavy:
Nice use of the Sarif Industries promotion when you talked about ownership and control.

I liked that too.

OT: 12 minutes until the hour of reckoning. I have a feeling Jim's next E3 episode will be 90% Microsoft.

Not if Sony takes that opportunity to horrify us. Then Microsoft's blunders can become old news. I find it strange that Sony wouldn't jump on the same bandwagon because their competition, the XBOne, is giving gaming companies what they have been dreaming about for about a decade.

Jim's dismissal of the Wii U is strange to me. It seems to be precisely what he's been wanting for consoles for a long time. Less focused on graphics that make the games expensive, the games you buy are still yours and it included a system of input that can be used to good and that he praised the restraint it was being used with by the early titles. There are few games for it because game developers are pricks who don't want to make games for it.

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