Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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Self-destructing Media
by SpasmaticSeacow on Thu 23rd May 2013 17:38 UTC
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2006-02-17

Also, it should be noted that Microsoft recently patented the process of using the Kinect to determine the number of people in the room and disabling games or access to movies if the number of people exceeds a number allowed by the media license (e.g., you can rent a movie, but the license might say it's only good for up to 4 people, and the movie will stop if there's a 5th person in the room).

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RE: Self-destructing Media
by WereCatf on Thu 23rd May 2013 17:48 in reply to "Self-destructing Media"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Also, it should be noted that Microsoft recently patented the process of using the Kinect to determine the number of people in the room and disabling games or access to movies if the number of people exceeds a number allowed by the media license (e.g., you can rent a movie, but the license might say it's only good for up to 4 people, and the movie will stop if there's a 5th person in the room).


I wasn't aware of that, that's a neat thing to be aware of. Is there any word out if that's actually enabled on the system or no? Not that I was going to buy an XBOX One anyways, but I know a few large families that would find such a system terribly limiting.

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RE: Self-destructing Media
by ilovebeer on Thu 23rd May 2013 18:44 in reply to "Self-destructing Media"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Holding a patent is one thing, having that as policy is another. People should worry what the policy is, not what the patent covers.

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RE: Self-destructing Media
by shmerl on Thu 23rd May 2013 22:17 in reply to "Self-destructing Media"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Also, it should be noted that Microsoft recently patented the process of using the Kinect to determine the number of people in the room and disabling games or access to movies if the number of people exceeds a number allowed by the media license


This idea sounds exceedingly idiotic. I'm not sure if it's a reason to laugh or the reason to be upset that such idiocy is even considered by someone.

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