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Petition To Bring Back DRM On Xbox One

Bullet Jul 12, 2013

  1. Bu

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    Xbox one, pleases ... no one!

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    Recently Microsoft abandoned a digital rights managment (DRM) system that would prevent gamers from sharing second-hand games on the Xbox One and whilst most gamers were overjoyed with the decision to reverse DRM, this hasn't pleased everyone, with a petition appearing to reverse the reversal.
    When Microsoft announced that the console would require used games to be traded only with approved retailers, and that it would be possible to trade a game with a friend only once and then only if you have had the person on your Xbox Live friends list for a month or more, gamers were displeased. Disc-based titles on the current Xbox 360 allow for transfer of ownership with no limits, bar any single-use codes for extra content that the publisher may have included in the box.
    Microsoft's Don Mattrick, who has since left the company to join casual gaming giant Zynga, initially dismissed concerns, but Sony's announcement that its rival PlayStation 4 would have no such restrictions forced the company's hand. The DRM decision was reversed, with all restrictions on second-hand sales of disc-based titles being removed from the company's plans.
    Not everyone is happy, however. The DRM as proposed by Microsoft did include some welcome features among the restrictions: gamers were able to install disc-based games and play them on any console without needing the original disc, and could share their game library with up to ten family members - even if they live elsewhere.
    Now, a petition has been started asking Microsoft to bring back those features - blaming "uninformed" consumers who did not understand the benefits of the system for the decision to remove useful features. While the petition, titled Microsoft: Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3, has attracted nearly 8,500 signatures, many are from those counter-protesting the petition with names such as Banana Bobelstein, Valor Skywalker, John Whatzittoya and Todd McGoats appearing among the more legitimate-sounding names.
    Microsoft has yet to respond to the petition so i guess we wait and see. What are your thoughts on DRM ?



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    Ohh dear lol.

    They should do the same with PS4 to impose the DRM haha now that would pee some people off and would be fun. ;)
     
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    There you go EVO... set it up and get the TROLL BADGE :p
     
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    To be honest, the DRM feature had its upside and its downs. But most where downs.
    I was going to buy the Xbox one even if they didn't reverse, but i am glad they did.
     
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    When they announced at E3 about the drm rule and the always online i decided ps4 is my next gen console, Then they reversed it but to me they shown their true intent.
    Been with xbox since halo 1 on the first console. PS4 NEXT :)
     
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