"Fortunately, we have a product" for those that can't connect: "It's called Xbox 360."

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Classic the_randomizer.


I try, not that I would personally know how to do that myself mind you. If people are curious, they'll have to look it up. I don't recommend it though, most ISPs frown upon such activities. Either way, Microsoft knows how to screw the little guy every step of the way. Him advising people with bad connections to use an Xbox 360 is like suggesting someone to use a NES because their Snes died.

To Don Mattrick,

Nice advice, buddy, I'm sure you have many friends who praise you for your endless supply of knowledge and insight.
 
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I try, not that I would personally know how to do that myself mind you. If people are curious, they'll have to look it up. I don't recommend it though, most ISPs frown upon such activities, but either way, Microsoft knows how to screw the little guy every step of the way.

Pretty much. There's an ISP in town that offers speeds of up to 100 mb/s connections, but there's like, a 250 GB download limit or something like that. If you have an Xbox One, a phone, and maybe a computer or two, and a few tablets, it won't take long to reach that cap. Then you get charged per gigabyte of data. So if you always have your Xbox One on, you'll be paying just to have it be a paperweight.

That's how I see it, anyways.
 
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Pretty much. There's an ISP in town that offers speeds of up to 100 mb/s connections, but there's like, a 250 GB download limit or something like that. If you have an Xbox One, a phone, and maybe a computer or two, and a few tablets, it won't take long to reach that cap. Then you get charged per gigabyte of data. So if you always have your Xbox One on, you'll be paying just to have it be a paperweight.

That's how I see it, anyways.


Comcast has a 250 GB cap, but they don't tell you that.


Lol! I doubt I would ever need to. At 3.5mbps and a 1TB monthly cap, I don't see me ever needing to.

That's quite the cap :blink:. I wish I had what my university had, a lavish 100 mbps connection, but me? I'm stuck with some POS company who was supposed to provide us students with "sufficient speeds to suit our basic needs". ROFL yeah right. I'm lucky to get 3 mbps on this thing.
 

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Comcast has a 250 GB cap, but they don't tell you that.
Ah. Well it would take at least 3 computers constantly uploading and downloading to reach that at my speed.

That's quite the cap :blink:. I wish I had what my university had, a lavish 100 mbps connection, but me? I'm stuck with some POS company who was supposed to provide us students with "sufficient speeds to suit our basic needs". ROFL yeah right. I'm lucky to get 3 mbps on this thing.
I got pretty lucky...got a free bump up from Comcast to 3.5, still $10.
 

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Ah. Well it would take at least 3 computers constantly uploading and downloading to reach that at my speed.


The IT "specialists" who set up the routers all are generic and use the same channel. Even an IT major with half a brain would know that's a dumb thing to do. They also ban personal routers because they "interfere" with the apartment-issued units. Also false, since the personal routers used a different channel and frequency. So, if I ever wanted an Xbox One, I wouldn't be able to play it here since the wireless internet is crappy. Thanks Microsoft for alienating so many people. I was going to stick with PC, Wii U, 3DS and PS4 anyway. :lol:

Yeah. Gotta look in the fine print. A friend of mine found out the hard way. With a $500 internet bill one month.

OH AND THIS IS ALSO RELEVANT:

Indeed, Microsoft got raped big time :rofl2:
 
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The real issue, isn't that Microsoft is pulling this stunt, or even willing to say something like this. The real issue, is that the marketing team, or whatever team he is on, somehow lacks the knowledge of WHAT A NUCLEAR SUB is, and how those on a nuclear sub spend their time enclosed in a ship, leagues under the sea with hardly any connection to society. And the fact that they're willing to neglect basic features a console SHOULD HAVE for earnest, hardworking players who spend a premium for an outdated console, is even more sad. Especially when they offer hardly anything else worth spending money for.
 
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XBone: If your internet sucks then don't buy this one. Get a PS4 or Wii U.

I really hate the way that that guy was so like, "Well I know that some people don't have a connection for our awesome console so they're going to miss out but no worries. Here's an 8 year old console. That'll satisfy you."

EDIT: Oh, and The Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody's video still gives me goosebumps. Heck, most of Queen's songs gives me goosebumps. In a good way of course.
 
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That sux. No Ethernet ports?


Not where my consoles are set up there aren't; it's the only place in my apartment where there's room to set up a TV. I have a Wii U, PS3, and my roommate has an Xbox 360 (hey, weird coincidence huh?), so yeah. All wireless connection, no Ethernet. I didn't plan on getting one, but if I did, I'd have to get permission to get a cable longer than 2 m. Yeah, you have to get permission from the landlord to get a > 2 m cable. Screw that, I like the Wii U.
 
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Fortunately if you don't have cable TV in your house you can just go back to antenna television. --Oh wait.
LOL This fucking guy. Nope, nothing inherently wrong with referring people to last gen's console to fix the problems of the current gen. That's totally common practice!
I seriously wish the question of their servers eventually going down permanently and entire consoles and game libraries instantly going paper-weight status was brought up, although I'd expect the answer to be exactly the same, "If you wanna play games that don't rely on server architecture to function, we have a console for that: 360."
It would have saved everybody's time if he just stuck his middle finger out at the camera, tbh.
 

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I think I like the idea of the XBone being dead before launch, that way there weren't be the huge xbox vs playstation thing that makes all the gamers fight.
It probably won't be dead.
There is still Halo, and exclusive games to take account for. Though hopefully this stunt pushes activision to actually stray away from Microsoft.
 

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speaking of caps and stuff, people like me who live in the country are screwed. we have to rely on satellite based internet, and we only have a paltry 250mb a day cap.
 
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I never though Microsoft would make a comment like that. Surely they already know they've pissed off a large share of consumers already, now to go and make a statement like this .... risky business

They are just playing into Sony's hands
 
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