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Target ships Xbox One 14 days early

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Really, you have to download a 500mb update to get the Xbox one to work, that is totally ridiculous. Think about all the kids on Christmas day who are all excited to open their Xbox one up and start playing games and then have to wait for a freaking 500mb update to download to play a game. Thats pretty bad if you ask me. The same with the ps4 I don't know why Sony and Microsoft doesn't put the update in the consoles before shipping to save gamers/customers the inconvenience. I have never heard of such a thing, having to download a update to use a game console, it makes no sense and is quite strange.

the initial firmware is flashed at manufacturing. they didn't have enough time to complete and test the non drm firmware before mass production began, so it didn't make the cut.

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If you can't understand why from what you said in bold and my response, then god speed bro because I have no clue how you survived to adulthood.

No need for personal attacks

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the initial firmware is flashed at manufacturing. they didn't have enough time to complete and test the non drm firmware before mass production began, so it didn't make the cut.

Thanks for explaining but still I don't understand why you need to download an update for your console to work, sounds fishy

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So you're not paying $45 for an unlimited* teksavvy package like me then?

 

*supposed to be 300GB plus whatever overnight but usage tracking is broken so it's unlimited

lol at broken metering. probably broken speed caps too

I was about to say, even in the burbs you can get teksavvy with unlimited plans.

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Wonder if you can even get the Day 1 update yet. If not, he'll be disappointed lol.

No kidding. 14 days of staring at a brick. Would defeat the whole point of getting it early. :P

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lol at broken metering. probably broken speed caps too

I was about to say, even in the burbs you can get teksavvy with unlimited plans.

In the summer it was going at 40-50Mbit...but they "fixed" that. (I pay for 25Mbit)

 

Gotta love Teksavvy.

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Thanks for explaining but still I don't understand why you need to download an update for your console to work, sounds fishy

because the initial firmware required games to auth with a server every 24hrs to download the rights to play the game. since they completely stripped out the drm, these servers no longer communicate this way, therefore its impossible to launch a game.

 

In the summer it was going at 40-50Mbit...but they "fixed" that. (I pay for 25Mbit)

Gotta love Teksavvy.

yeah I have a family member with teksavvy, apparently its just as good as rogers, and its unlimited. I actually have a special unlimited plan with rogers, and 250mbit speed ( special corp plan from my previous employement). And I also have a 250mbit 1TB with shaw out in van.

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500 MB is a bit much.  How hard will that hit the servers on launch day?  Will it take you a few days to get a fully functional Xbox?

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I can plug my Nintendo NES in and play a game and also my PlayStation 2, PS3, and Wii (although the wii and PS3 need updates occasionally). It is crazy how complex consoles are becoming. The longevity of consoles has gone down a lot too, there are 35 year old Magnavox Odysseys out there that still work today and a whole lot of other old consoles too like Ataris, Sega consoles etc. I think consoles makers are losing touch with the fun factor by implementing all these fancy and complex features.

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because the initial firmware required games to auth with a server every 24hrs to download the rights to play the game. since they completely stripped out the drm, these servers no longer communicate this way, therefore its impossible to launch a game.

 

yeah I have a family member with teksavvy, apparently its just as good as rogers, and its unlimited. I actually have a special unlimited plan with rogers, and 250mbit speed ( special corp plan from my previous employement). And I also have a 250mbit 1TB with shaw out in van.

Pretty much is Rogers...sans the price tag.

 

I'm straight into Rogers network by the 3rd hop in a tracert

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I can plug my Nintendo NES in and play a game and also my PlayStation 2, PS3, and Wii (although the wii and PS3 need updates occasionally). It is crazy how complex consoles are becoming. The longevity of consoles has gone down a lot too, there are 35 year old Magnavox Odysseys out there that still work today and a whole lot of other old consoles too like Ataris, Sega consoles etc. I think consoles makers are losing touch with the fun factor by implementing all these fancy and complex features.

I still play the Sega Genesis. :D

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I can plug my Nintendo NES in and play a game and also my PlayStation 2, PS3, and Wii (although the wii and PS3 need updates occasionally). It is crazy how complex consoles are becoming. The longevity of consoles has gone down a lot too, there are 35 year old Magnavox Odysseys out there that still work today and a whole lot of other old consoles too like Ataris, Sega consoles etc. I think consoles makers are losing touch with the fun factor by implementing all these fancy and complex features.

 

 

Consoles are on a collision course for pcs.

 

Its very possible this is the last generation for closed console hardware.  The next gen may see gaming move completely to the pc in the form of services that can be accessed on a regular pc or via small, cheap boxes streamed from a pc or the web.

 

Or maybe there is room for one more traditional console generation.

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Ahh, where I live you get your pick of: Bell, Rogers, or Execulink.   It wasn't bad when I lived in St. Catharines and could get cogeco.. got basically double what I have with Rogers (40d/3u 120gb bw)  for the same price (75$ /mo)  The other two here are DSL meaning no more than 6d/1u

 

Look up Teksavvy, you'll thank me. Wish more people would know about the smaller ISPs, maybe then the big ones wouldn't screw over everyone.

 

Edit: I just noticed someone mentionned Teksavvy already, In any case, my suggestion still stands. Robers and Bhell are terrible and should be a last resort in all cases.

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500 MB is not very big. What is this, 2001?

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500 MB is not very big. What is this, 2001?

 

Yep, games will be 720p@30fps also.

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500mb is good news! Should take 5 minutes or less, not bad at all

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Hopefully Microsoft doesn't ban his console because Target made a mistake. That would suck.

 

Microsoft has done enough to make themselves look bad earlier this year(think back before the big 180). I don't think they'd be stupid enough to make themselves look even worse right now.

 

I could be wrong though.

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Reading the twitter feed feel like im reading spoilers :p

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Video taken down because copyright claim by Microsoft.... how sad. He should fight that, he bought the console.

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Looks like i was wrong. According to that guys twitter, microsoft was indeed stupid enough to make themselves look bad again, and so close to launch, by banning the console. Cause, ya know, it's totally the consumers fault and all that target handed them out early.

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Aren't those sizes install sizes on the disc?   The install files you download can be compressed and then decompressed later.   I doubt you'll be downloading the uncompressed game assets but you still need to know how much hdd space a game will take up for install.

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That's craziness.. 40GB for COD Ghosts.. those kind of downloads are why a digitial only idea would never work.  If I downloaded 2 games I'd be at 70% of my usage.. that doesn't include usage from streaming netflix, etc.  I would only be able to get 1 game per month digitially. 

All of Canada is like this.. I actually have higher b/w than standard packages offer.

 

But for those of us without ###### providers there isn't a problem, and you forget the original xbox one idea was that you could buy the digital downloads on disk as well. so.. 

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Wow so Microsoft banned the guys console for doing a better job than all of their PR guys so far.  Talk about an own goal...

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Wow I can't believe they banned the console. How ****ing stupid can they get :no:

 

On the subject of the OS day 1 patch, I've read the X1 only comes with a snub OS and that is why it is so large. God help them if servers crash like the Wii U's launch (N)

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They banned his console because he broke several NDAs. It sucks. Hopefully they unban it come the 22nd.

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