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Discussion in 'Video Games' started by xpmar9x, May 21, 2013.
That Seven gif is brilliant.
I don't think anyone considered the Wii or GC the superior console.
Not exactly sure what new audience there is? The Wii catered to casuals, they tried it again with the Wii U and aren't doing so well.
The games aren't a concern, they'll show them at E3. I think the most concern was it was more about TV than anything else and the (still) unclear DRM method they are implementing. As well as the need to have it connected once a day.
If they do this, I can safely say they are done.
Can you quote some of that article, I can't access it from work.
But Kinect DRM sounds retarded.
They are going to have a hard time peeling away the Wii's market. Nintendo invented a champion of a casual gamer console. Its still too early to remarket similar ideas. The Wii does everything casual gamers need right now.
here ya go
Kinect 2 will be able to employ certain DRM measures depending on what it observes in the living room.
That’s the conclusion suggested by a patent filed by Microsoft, and corroborated by sources talking to MCV in the weeks leading up to this week’s Xbox One reveal.ExtremeTech reports that Microsoft has filed for a patent that allows Kinect to monitor the number of viewers in the room. It then cross-checks this with the maximum number of viewers permitted by the licence that a user agrees to when purchasing or renting content.If it is deemed that too many people are present, the user will be prompted to pay an additional fee to upgrade the licence.Says the filing: “The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.”It should be noted too that Kinect is designed to continuously observe its roommates. It also adds that the T&Cs for any particular piece of content can be determined by the copyright holder.It’s also hard to stop yourself pondering where such a tech ideology could lead. Could Kinect block 18-rated content if it detects minors in the room? What if the owner of the content licence leaves mid-viewing?And how much of this information is being fed back to Microsoft? And even more importantly, its affiliates?Are content owners paying to receive information about what part of a film viewers enjoyed the most? Or whether they continued to look at the TV screen when an advertisement was aired?Big questions lie ahead.When contacted by MCV Microsoft said it does not comment on rumour and speculation.UPDATE: To address the question of the age of the patent. Yes, the patent is old. But we have been told by UK industry sources within the last month that this system will be implemented on Xbox One.UPDATE 2: Microsoft has now issued MCV with the following comment: "Microsoft regularly applies for and receives patents as part of its business practice; not all patents applied for or received will be incorporated into a Microsoft product.
It's only a patent so it is essentially meaningless at this stage.
I really can't see it happening. I just can't.
That's the most pathetic thing I've heard when it comes to DRM. Seriously.
Pay a fee if more people are just in the room WATCHING or even just moving around the room? Block the game if a MINOR is merely in the room? How can a camera gauge age? So stupid. Kinect is awful.