confideration's forum posts

#1 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

I purchased a second controller and there weren't even batteries in the box, there was just an empty space where they should have been. Xbox One battery-gate gets worse and worse folks!

#2 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

I'm impressed you put that much time into it. If they do change their policy, good on ya.

If I was super bent on having that "Day One" graphic I would have purchased a replacement and swapped out the plastic face, then returned the controller as bad.

#3 Edited by confideration (406 posts) -

I don't think it's voice... I think it has something to do with the controller and the connect thinking it's being smart about "oh... the player is back I'll unpause"

There are some issues that need shaking out that's for sure.

#4 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

It works fine

#5 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

Used this tech years ago with PS3. It's laggy at best over the internet.

#6 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

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#7 Edited by confideration (406 posts) -

mine has a tracking number from the Microsoft store

#8 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

I imagine it's indeed up to the application owner (game publisher) whether they allow Twitch live streaming to work...

Probably the same on PS4.

Especially because they don't want people live streaming their TV or Netflix etc

#9 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

I'm a little shocked that you need an update before it will play a game, and a bit skeptical that this could be a case where someone's words were taken out of context.

I think in Sony's case it has to do with licensing fees, just like they said on the bombcast. If people remember clearly... Years ago you had to activate a feature on the PS3 online before your console would stream WMA/WMV files from your PC. It's probably still the case.

With Microsoft, if it's true about the games not being playable, I would lean more towards security and copy protection. It's given them a lot more time to work on the EXACT build of the OS that will allow games to be played out of the gate. Remember there is a pretty robust piracy scene still on current gen consoles that publishers still want to put a dent in.

I do feel for those internet challenged locations though, however, trust me... Those folks are used to improvising even for day to day stuff like the challenge of having enough fuel, food, easy access to health services, hostile wildlife, you name it. If they want an Xbox One and it needs to connect to the internet once, I bet they will find a way to make that happen.

#10 Posted by confideration (406 posts) -

I think it's super interesting and cool that we're finally far enough along where they can start manufacturing early enough to make a ton of consoles and still be working on the OS until the last week before the street date.

By now hopefully most of us are used to connected devices and computers. We all love Steam so much but I think it's easy to forget the online requirement which is actually the thing that has made it such a success.