XBONE – New Answers

There are a few more answers for the XBONE (that is such a better name than XBOX One dontcha think?) that better describe the game environment.  To sum:

Resell

You can trade in your games.  There may or may not be a fee, publisher’s discretion. (Well this is certainly interesting!)

Trading with Friends

You can only trade to friends who are on your friends list for 30 or more days.  A game can only be given once.  (This reads like I can no longer trade games with by brother and then get the game back.  And it destroys the rental market.)

Additional Account Access

Up to 10 people on a single XBONE can access an installed/owned game.  The primary owner can log into a friends device too and access their home console games.  (So pretty much just like today)

Kinect Privacy

Kinect only listens for the phrase “XBOX On”.  I guess that is region specific.  You can turn off the sensor once the game is active but some games will require it to be on (Either MS thinks people are stupid or they themselves are stupid.  If the Kinect is listening for a word, it’s listening to all your words. I can just imagine people surfing the web and getting trolled with a video and someone screaming “XBOX Off”.)

Internet Requirement

Play 24 hours without internet at home or 1 hour when at a friend’s place, otherwise gaming is disabled.  (Gone over this already.  I guess if you tethered your phone to wifi once a day…)

Summary

More information is good and pretty much every answer given now matches up with speculation from a few weeks back.  I personally don’t have an improved perspective on the console, and in fact I think it’s the complete opposite now.

I don’t need a home entertainment console connected to a single TV.  Maybe I did in 2007.  I need a console to play games, kick ass games.  Games I can’t play anywhere else.  Here’s something I want to show you, the list of 2013’s exclusives per console.  See a pattern?

PS3 XBOX
The Last of Us Gears of War: Judgment
God of War: Ascension Dark
Dust 514 Deadfall Adventures
Beyond: Two Souls Ascend: New Gods (XBLA)
Ni no Kuni Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (XBLA)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons (XBLA)
Tales of Xillia State of Decay (XBLA)
The Witch and the Hundred Knights Crimson Dragon (XBLA)
Puppeteer Matter (XBLA)
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Twilight Land LocoCycle (XBLA)
Until Dawn Skulls of the Shogun (XBLA)
Hyperdemsion Neptunia Victory
MLB 13: The Show

 

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