Navy Marines Upset About The Xbox One

Written by Luuk on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 3:02 PM
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Microsoft disappointed many gamers with some of their decisions regarding the Xbox One, the most notable one being the online check in requirement.

This decision also got the blood of several navy marines boiling...

Jay Johnson is part of the US Navy, and has written a blog regarding the whole subject. He starts off:

"While deployed we simply do not have the ability to connect our systems to the Internet. Which brings me to the single greatest sin Microsoft has committed against all service members. Their surprising decision to require the Xbox One to receive a message from the “mother ship” every 24 hours has already been lighting up the internet for a myriad of reasons. But, the reason that I am so infuriated about it is that I, and my brothers and sisters in arms, will not ever be able to play Xbox One when deployed or on detachment."

His problems aren't unique to the US - all Navy's will have the same issues, as well as ground troops stationed outside of the 21 countries supported by Microsoft; basically all of the troops stationed outside the US.

He also states that the Navy is better off with Sony, and he himself will go for the PlayStation 4:

"With developers like Quantic Dream, Naughty Dog, and titles like The Last Guardian looming on the horizon, all exclusive to PS4, I feel like I will be in much better hands with Sony."

Exclusives, apart from Halo, do not make Johnon's heartbeat go faster, and thus the choice is rather easy. Or should he have followed Microsoft's advice and bought the Xbox 360 instead, a console that does not need a consistent Internet connection?

Pre-orders: PS4 versus Xbox One

Meanwhile, (surprisingly!) the Xbox One is getting outmatched by the PS4 if we look at pre-orders. The difference is less than you might think however; for every three PS4 pre-orders, the Xbox One has been pre-ordered twice. Currently, the PS4 is $100 cheaper than the Xbox One.

This was measured between June 10th and June 12th. Microsoft said the following about the pre-orders: “this isn't a sprint. The platform launches this November; we've got more content to share."

So, will the always-online requirement be a real issue for you, or is it just an annoying feature you ultimately can deal with? Let us know below!

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22:47 Jun-20-2013

scuse me but MS have turned around, no DRM or stupid restricted sharing, if you haven't heard already

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09:14 Jun-21-2013

we did..check home page for newest articles u will be surprised :P

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08:20 Jun-19-2013

If someone moving from one country to an another hates the stupid online feature of Xbox One.

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07:25 Jun-19-2013

Its an annoying feature that i can't deal with. :P

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03:15 Jun-19-2013

Sorry to disappoint u :(
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04:53 Jun-19-2013

Wow Xbox, do you really have a GTX 560 Ti and an i5 3450? You are better than I thought, but I'm still not buying you. Piece of crap ;) lol XD

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11:23 Jun-19-2013

Hahah I c what u did there xD

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05:11 Jun-19-2013

Dude, the Xbox One is a purely AMD based machine!

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06:36 Jun-19-2013

you dont get it i can see that

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07:35 Jun-23-2013

I don't get what? It was a joke...

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06:44 Jun-19-2013

Nice Phone BTW.

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06:44 Jun-19-2013

It's a Nokia thing ;)

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07:10 Jun-19-2013

Yeah. One of my friends has it. Not Great but gets away with everything that needs to be done.

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11:24 Jun-19-2013

Its outdated, but i rather my money on upgrading my PC then on phones or tablets.

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07:45 Jun-23-2013

Silly XboxOne, you can't upgrade your hardware.

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01:10 Jun-19-2013

I saw a picture of the Wii U claiming this would be the best console for deployed soldiers. You don't have to play with a TV, you can have offline 4 player multiplayer, and it is the cheaper out of the "newer" consoles.

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02:34 Jun-19-2013

That actually makes sense, even though the Wii U is a lame console in terms of hardware and available games for it

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05:16 Jun-19-2013

Yeah, I'm still not sold on any new generation consoles. All I need is a Blu-Ray drive and I will be set.

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05:22 Jun-19-2013

Same. I just have to hurry up and get a Blu-Ray drive for my PC :P

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23:30 Jun-18-2013

How can someone choose to buy Xbox One? Even if that someone has a constant fast Internet and lives in a country supported by Xbox One, common sense tells that you should support the developer that supports YOU, the gamer.

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06:42 Jun-19-2013

guess you didnt watch this then www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

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22:59 Jun-18-2013

A lot of people are boiling mad at MS right now. I hope the PS4 crushes them!

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22:30 Jun-18-2013

I live in a remote part in Australia, and even though I could deal with the Xbox One's "always online" crap, I'm finally convinced that I won't. It hurts to give up Halo, but maybe they'll come to PC. If I get another console, it will be the PS4

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22:27 Jun-18-2013

They aren't the only ones who's blood is boiling,Curse you Macrotards!

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16:49 Jun-18-2013

i think the navy should worry about bigger things than games lol

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19:00 Jun-18-2013

Relaxing and keeping your morale up is an important thing :)

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19:05 Jun-18-2013

well said.

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21:19 Jun-18-2013

Well, being in the Army I can say that I spend most of my free time playing games. Especially when we we're deployed, if I didn't have games then I probably would've gone postal on my COP. You wouldn't understand unless you were in our shoes I guess, so I can't really blame you :p

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22:00 Jun-18-2013

well yea you're right sorry about that, i understand that u guys are under a lot of stress and hard work and need to relax somehow
but one thing we can all agree on is that xbox is gonna fail big time :)
p.s how are u in the army today but u still have internet connection to be able to talk to us? unless you're off duty or something else

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22:21 Jun-18-2013

You're good man, just explaining it from the other side of the fence ;) I agree, the Xbox will not be in my home that is for sure. I'm strictly a PC gamer, unless an exclusive title comes out for the Playstation.
I still go home after work, I'm not a robot :p No I have my own apartment and I just got back from Afghanistan, so I have a bunch of time off in between days for a while. While I was in Afghanistan we had this internet system called the "Cheetah" it worked for the basics (Facebook and google) but the download speed was about 1Kb/s.

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01:32 Jun-19-2013

I watched Vice's video on afganistan called "this is what winning looks like"
Is it really that bad?

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23:42 Jun-19-2013

Can't say I've ever seen this video, but I might have to check it out to see what it looks like! Where we were there were a lot of IED's. In my company alone we lost about 8 people, another 6 injured from various incidents. Depending on where you go it can be hell, I guess some get lucky and some don't!

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10:09 Jun-20-2013

Damn... :O

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11:58 Jun-20-2013

BTW Veteran mate. Can you tell us on a scale of 10, how much games have been able to display War?

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04:07 Jun-21-2013

Honestly, no game I've ever played has come close to the real feeling. It's much different knowing that you can't just respawn at a moments notice I guess. The real deal is full of adrenaline and it leaves you wanting more, that's why when we came home from deployment we had to sign up for various activites that would get our adrenaline going. I guess they figure that will keep us from losing it and killing people without a just cause ;) I normally only play the BF series, although I haven't been able to play a war game recently, I've been "diagnosed" with having... issues... I guess you could say! So until either memories fade or I can control myself, no war games for me!!! But BF is by far the closest to the real deal :) Hope this helps!!

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07:11 Jun-21-2013

So BF it is. BTW you served in my neighbour country LOL

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22:29 Jun-18-2013

They need time to relax and rest,they aren't robots,and actually they aren't on service 24/7.Now you are informed.I hate trolls.

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22:34 Jun-18-2013

i wasnt trolling, if u actually took 5 extra seconds to read my last comment explaining myself u would realize that im not trolling

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16:37 Jun-18-2013

I'm convinced M$ will lose the console war

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16:49 Jun-18-2013

easily.

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17:09 Jun-18-2013

If MS wins the console war I lose all hope in humanity xD

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17:13 Jun-18-2013

ahaa

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17:58 Jun-18-2013

I think its too late for that lol

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16:26 Jun-18-2013

that actually came to my mind
i've got a cousin in the indian navy and he loves playing games on his PS3
so obviously the Xb1 is not for him

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16:17 Jun-18-2013

Windows 8 and Xbox One is the bigest fails that Microsoft have ever made.

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16:19 Jun-18-2013

what about Vista?

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18:10 Jun-18-2013

Vista laid the foundation for 7, in the long term it worked out for them.
But all in all Vista did suck balls

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16:31 Jun-18-2013

WIndows 8 isn't a fail

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17:02 Jun-18-2013

Have to agree with that.

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16:33 Jun-18-2013

Lots of people are crying about windows 8 but exually its just windows 7 but faster smoother. And with the added new start screen. WHICH YOU DON"T EVEN HAVE TO USE. its a choice. Windows Vista was Fail. Windows 8 was nice :D

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16:49 Jun-18-2013

microsoft even admitted that they f-ed up with windows 8, they're developing windows 9 for nov 2014.. :L

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18:02 Jun-18-2013

ever since bill left. he didn't have much to do with the xbox but his absence has led to a fall from grace

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18:55 Jun-18-2013

Windows 8 is better than Windows 7, suck it.

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We all have our own opinions and they should be respected :)

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19:57 Jun-18-2013

My opinion is that if you try to develop 1 OS for all kind of platforms (pc,tablet,phone maybe even game console) you will mostly fail. All those systems have different capabilities,meant to do different jobs and obviously have different needs from their OS. I respect others opinion and I haven't tried Win8 myself. But the idea sounds fail for me!

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20:04 Jun-18-2013

Remove the Start button and everyone will drive themselves out of their mind.

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I used windows 8 back when they were letting you test it out for free and I thought it was pretty neat :c

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This place is set up so we can all enjoy our own opinion and while Tero is completely right saying simple things like is going to turn this place into Youtube. FYI: I don't know which OS is best.

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there isn't comming a new windows.. they will just update windows 8

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16:06 Jun-18-2013

The always online is a problem. in fact I haven't had internet for a week so I've been using USB Tethering with my PC but that doesn't work with my PS3. I was always gonna get the PS4 either way but if I had an Xbox One I wouldn't be able to play it right now.

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15:57 Jun-18-2013

being constantly connected online isnt a major issue for me, but the fact that trading games etc has been 'Crippled' is much more annoying. as me and my friends switch games regularly. I'd thought i'd never say this, but microsoft is becoming more like Apple - with their expensive and limited piece of kit, which isn't all that more powerful than the ps4 (if at all). Microsoft has completely messed up with this one. Drastically.

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15:43 Jun-18-2013

U.S. army problems.....

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15:13 Jun-18-2013

PS4 ----> HEADSHOT! XBO

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15:46 Jun-18-2013

Or, rather, XBOX shot itself in the feet.

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16:20 Jun-18-2013

or both ways... accidents happens ya know lol

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18:11 Jun-18-2013

Or rather, Xbox one held its gun backwards xD

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11:09 Jun-19-2013

Xbox took an arrow to the knee, actually:)

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I meant took "One" arrow

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