[PPOTW] Is Microsoft right to ban early XBone Players?

Discussion in 'Xbox One - Games & Content' started by T-hug, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    303 vote(s)
  3. Other (please specify)

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  1. T-hug

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  2. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Advanced Member

    Sep 30, 2003
    No, its not fair to ban them... If they got it early is not their fault. Even if they unban them when the console officially launches, it still shows their bad attitude towards people who trusted them and gave them their hard earning money in order to support their console...
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  3. TheBlueSky

    TheBlueSky Advanced Member

    Aug 7, 2013
    United States
    People are actually nice enough to Microsoft and bought their VCR Xbox-1? Then, Microsoft did this.

    I don't even....
    Vinnymac, hhs, BAHIM Z 360 and 2 others like this.
  4. stae1234

    stae1234 Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    United States
    Microsoft is doing the PA work for Sony by acting like this.
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  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    The videos and tweets is a bit far for my liking though assuming it was not a review or something the law probably sides with MS on this one, temporarily blocking access to Live I have no objection to on any level really.

    However as stae1234 just mentioned I can not see this being a PR win.
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  6. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Spiky!

    Mar 27, 2012
    As long as the ban is removed before launch, and he can still play offline, I'd say that it's alright. A bit harsh maybe, but not unfair considering those still waiting for their own console.
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  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Couldn't they just disable the XBone access to Live unless you have some special developer key until the release date? As you need to download the patch in order for the console to even work, that sounds like a better idea to me.
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  8. Issac

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    Well, I think it's fair to "ban" him until the actual release date. I think it's wrong to remove his videos and tweets. I mean, if they don't want people to play until a certain date, that ban would be an effective way to ensure that. Just as long as it's temporary and has no other consequences.
  9. Mariko

    Mariko GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 13, 2009
    All other issues aside, Microsoft shouldn't have done this simply to avoid another wave of negative comments about their product. They've received enough negativity as it is. Why they keep on making these decisions is beyond me. If I had anything to say in the matter, I'd fire every single employee responsible. Seriously. Does anyone have anything positive to say about Xbox One at this time? Some guy gets the console early and gets banned? I haven't seen the video, but if his reaction to the product was positive, I'd probably pay him, not ban him. Good job, Mirosoft. I wonder if that grave you're digging can get even deeper than it already is.
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  10. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    I think it's wrong how they're moderating the internet, that sort of power is just too damn much.
    a9cito, McHaggis, BAHIM Z 360 and 5 others like this.
  11. Zeliga

    Zeliga One step closer.

    Sep 28, 2013
    Thats not fair, why would they ban him for no reason? I guess he was posting videos of the XBone, but if machinima or something did that it would be ok.
    a9cito and Boy12 like this.
  12. JackSakamoto

    JackSakamoto Bad Ending Guy

    Sep 13, 2009
    As long he can still play his games,I believe it's fair enough.
    Though,when I bought my Wii U before the release date,no ban occured.
  13. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    I personally think they're in the right to ban until launch, they shouldn't have the consoles yet. If it was a permanent ban it would be different but they're only banning them until the time when they should have received them.
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  14. DinohScene

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    It's MS his console and preventing the fella from going online will prevent any unfair advantage in multiplayer matches etc.
    However he did nothing wrong so...

  15. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    I don't think a ban was in order... Surely they could have just had an "error 404 page not found" type message for Xbox One owners until they deemed it time to turn on the network.

    From my perspective if they didn't want this to happen, that would have been the bullet proof obvious solution.
  16. marksteele

    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 16, 2011
    I love how many people didn't read farther than "ban early xbone" before making a post saying how its unfair and they should just not let him use it till launch. THEY SAID THEY WILL UNBAN HIM CLOSER TO LAUNCH!!
    Thanatos Telos, NEP and Nebz like this.
  17. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    Its fair to ban him until closer to launch, but I don't agree with removing his video\tweets.
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  18. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Microsoft has every right to ban the guy (and reversing the ban later) to prevent him from getting an unfair advantage. But removing his videos and tweets makes no business sense.

    If the guy continued to make positive videos and tweets, talking about how great the console is and how fun the games are, he may actually be doing Microsoft a huge service by inadvertently advertising for their console. What were they thinking?

    If he was making negative videos about it (which I doubt; why the hell would he have bought the One then?), then sure, removing his bad publicity makes sense.
  19. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    I guess its their only defense to temporarily block access to services that arent supposed to be live yet .. However i'd like to know what they are actually banning him from , what the hell are the minority going to do online with the console anyways , what are they acheiving by banning him.
  20. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006

    it's elite dictatorship at the highest, i mean who do these people really think they are? gods? law enforcers? what happens if someone gets a game before release date too? are microsoft going to block their tweets and youtube channel too? so much control, power has really gone to their heads.

    i know what microsoft should do next, if someone gets out of line on their console they should shoot 1000 volts down to their console and sedate them, they are the law enforcers after all and whatever they says goes, forget bill of rights and democracy.

    and kudos for some people (there always has to be the minority) to not go into a fanboy rage and defend this, thats all i hear on the gamefaq boards and it's annoying.

    i mean it's a $500 console we are talking here, they have no right doing that to his console he rightly paid for, god forbid what they would have done if microsoft got away with what they had originally planned to do.
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