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#106 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:11

Yes. 40gb is random. 10-20gb is more realistic, but the point is I'd like the digital features like family sharing while being able to install it fast with disc (since I, unlike my family, paid for the game :-)  ).  And as I said in the same post: did anyone say that the family couldn't install from disc too? The game license is shared using the cloud (requires internet) and you could download from the cloud. However, I didn't see anyone specify that downloading was the ONLY option for the family members. Also, for me personally, every one I share with has 25/25 mbit/s or faster, so it would be a problem.

 

Yeah well, you and everyone you share with, aren't the rest of the world.

 

I have 5mbps internet, and no, 40gb game sizes isn't random. Games are large now since they need to be on BluRay discs, which hold up to 50GB. Max Payne 3 was closer to 20gb on consoles than it was to 10gb.

 

And this is only on PS3/Xbox. Newer games are going to be larger. I am not going to spend 2 days to download 1 game. Screw that.

 

I only have ONE ISP in my town. They only offer ADSL. And they only offer speeds "Up to 7Mbps".




#107 +Graimer

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:19

Yeah well, you and everyone you share with, aren't the rest of the world.

 

I have 5mbps internet, and no, 40gb game sizes isn't random. Games are large now since they need to be on BluRay discs, which hold up to 50GB. Max Payne 3 was closer to 20gb on consoles than it was to 10gb.

 

And this is only on PS3/Xbox. Newer games are going to be larger. I am not going to spend 2 days to download 1 game. Screw that.

 

I only have ONE ISP in my town. They only offer ADSL. And they only offer speeds "Up to 7Mbps".

 

Did you even read my post, and the guy I was replying to, or were you too busy getting fired up to attack me for no reason? I said I WANTED discs, but still being able to play DISCLESS. I DIDN'T want to download the games, and I said that from what I could remember family sharing was NOT said to be download only.

 

I said 40gb earlier, then the guy replied saying that it was way too high and I revised the size just to make him shut up.

 

We're on the same side ffs! Get some sleep, you look tired.



#108 HawkMan

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:34

Yeah well, you and everyone you share with, aren't the rest of the world.

 

I have 5mbps internet, and no, 40gb game sizes isn't random. Games are large now since they need to be on BluRay discs, which hold up to 50GB. Max Payne 3 was closer to 20gb on consoles than it was to 10gb.

 

And this is only on PS3/Xbox. Newer games are going to be larger. I am not going to spend 2 days to download 1 game. Screw that.

 

I only have ONE ISP in my town. They only offer ADSL. And they only offer speeds "Up to 7Mbps".

 

 

If game downloads worked lik disc installs and as on most modern PC games, you didn't need to download the whole game to start playing. 

 

And in most of the world DSL works so that you don't need to buy the service from your towns local supplier (I do), but generally the phone lines are owned by the old former government monoply telecom company of the country, and all the DSL providers in the country can deliver to you. generally local companies only deliver to the local town they are in, while you have a few larger nationwide companies who deliver to everyone that has a phone connection. In my case I use the local one because I get better speeds with them since they know the system and that despite living out in nowhere I live very close to the closest sentral so I can get the 20Mbp plan, which gives me 16-18Mbps. whereas most big national companies would just say you can get max 10. 



#109 ctrl_alt_delete

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:57

so now it's proven that ANOTHER bad rumor about the xbox one got decimated. 

that pastebin post the OP talked about is a 100% lie.

there were no time limits on the family share. the family share was sharing the FULL game to 10 people you designated as family on xbox live.

 

http://www.neowin.ne...er-time-limited

 

in any case as i've said I will be buying all digital in hopes that somehow Microsoft will bring back these features, even to make it opt in. and only those who opt in can access the family share.



#110 Zedox

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 13:09

 

in any case as i've said I will be buying all digital in hopes that somehow Microsoft will bring back these features, even to make it opt in. and only those who opt in can access the family share.

 

Me and you both.



#111 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 13:13

If game downloads worked lik disc installs and as on most modern PC games, you didn't need to download the whole game to start playing. 

 

And in most of the world DSL works so that you don't need to buy the service from your towns local supplier (I do), but generally the phone lines are owned by the old former government monoply telecom company of the country, and all the DSL providers in the country can deliver to you. generally local companies only deliver to the local town they are in, while you have a few larger nationwide companies who deliver to everyone that has a phone connection. In my case I use the local one because I get better speeds with them since they know the system and that despite living out in nowhere I live very close to the closest sentral so I can get the 20Mbp plan, which gives me 16-18Mbps. whereas most big national companies would just say you can get max 10. 

 

Kind of impossible to not buy service from the only ISP in town, since they're also the phone company who owns a monopoly on the telephone lines. 



#112 HawkMan

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 13:55

Kind of impossible to not buy service from the only ISP in town, since they're also the phone company who owns a monopoly on the telephone lines. 

 

Phone lines are owned by national companies not local town companies. and pretty much all over the world the owner of the phone grid is required to rent it out at competitive prices to those that want to provide services on them. 



#113 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 14:05

Phone lines are owned by national companies not local town companies. and pretty much all over the world the owner of the phone grid is required to rent it out at competitive prices to those that want to provide services on them. 

 

I didn't say it was owned by a local company. I'm saying the national company IE: Bell, own's all the lines here and are the only provider in my town. We're technically a village of about 3000 people, and the nearest town is over 150km away. There will never be competition in this village I live in. The speeds will never be faster until they install FiberOp, IF they ever do.

 

This is why going 100% digital distribution is a terrible idea and that discs are going to be around for a long while.



#114 vcfan

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 14:19

I didn't say it was owned by a local company. I'm saying the national company IE: Bell, own's all the lines here and are the only provider in my town. We're technically a village of about 3000 people, and the nearest town is over 150km away. There will never be competition in this village I live in. The speeds will never be faster until they install FiberOp, IF they ever do.

 

This is why going 100% digital distribution is a terrible idea and that discs are going to be around for a long while.

theres no rogers infrastructure? how do you get cable?



#115 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 14:28

theres no rogers infrastructure? how do you get cable?

 

We get cable through a local company, just a crappy little cable box with like 15-20 channels or something... 

 

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That's the closest I can find to a box that we have.. but ours doesn't have a remote, it's smaller, and it has like plastic push buttons...

We can also get Satellite TV from Bell or from Shaw. 

We have a satellite internet provider that is local, but that is so crappy it's not even worth mentioning.



#116 Torolol

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 14:35

you're not fit to be xbox one users, upgrade your town.



#117 HawkMan

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 22:00

I didn't say it was owned by a local company. I'm saying the national company IE: Bell, own's all the lines here and are the only provider in my town. We're technically a village of about 3000 people, and the nearest town is over 150km away. There will never be competition in this village I live in. The speeds will never be faster until they install FiberOp, IF they ever do.

 

This is why going 100% digital distribution is a terrible idea and that discs are going to be around for a long while.

 

Other national DSL providers rent Bell's lines and provide nationwide DSL service. they may not advertise there, but I'm sure there are some that provide. they probably won't give any better speeds though, but who knows. 



#118 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 22:06

Other national DSL providers rent Bell's lines and provide nationwide DSL service. they may not advertise there, but I'm sure there are some that provide. they probably won't give any better speeds though, but who knows. 

 

no there are none. I would know. There is only Bell here or else other people would use the others.

 

Believe it. There are a lot of places like mine.



#119 compl3x

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:17

OK. If this has been proven false, leaving this topic open is asking for trouble.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:25

I note, no reply from those gloating earlier in the thread.

Always quick to believe the FUD but never quick to accept they're wrong



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