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Pemain video game seantero dunia baru-baru ini angin satu badan dengan gergasi Microsoft kerana meletakkan beberapa perkara yang tidak popular pada Konsol Xbox One. Antaranya adalah:

  1. Perlu connect ke internet setiap 24jam
  2. Tak boleh share game dengan kawan²
  3. Tak boleh main game second hand.

Ini adalah antara penyebab ramai gamers seluruh dunia panas bontot kerana konsol hebat ini tidak mesra pengguna, sehingga ramai yang mahu menukar “agama” mereka. Perkara ini memberi peluang kepada Sony untuk memperkenalkan PS4 di E3 dengan elemen yang lebih mesra pengguna iaitu “Anda boleh kasi kawan pinjam game PS4 anda”. Siap dengan video yang cukup menganjing lagi. (Lihat video)

 

Cadangan yang tidak mesra pengguna ini telah memberi impak yang besar kepada gergasi Microsoft. Boleh dikatakan kebanyakan gamers seluruh dunia tidak suka dan mengambil sikap anti kepada Microsoft terhadap keputusan ini. Keperluan untuk connect ke internet setiap 24 jam adalah sesuatu yang mengarut dan tidak boleh diterima. Andai kata internet tidak ada, maka Xbox One akan menjadi kotak hiasan yang sangat mahal. Analoginya begini, kita baru pindah ke rumah baharu atau internet ada masalah atau mungkin kita ada masalah dengan router atau mungkin ISP kita ada masalah dengan internet. Oleh kerana internet tidak ada… Xbox One tidak boleh digunakan. Sungguh tidak boleh diterima.

Semenjak dari hari pengumuman mengenai polisi yang tak popular ini, Micorsoft menerima kritikan keras dan padu serta pedas daripada gamers seluruh dunia. Di tambah pula dengan social media network dan Meme images yang cukup ganas. Akhirnya polisi yang cukup ketat ini digugurkan dan saya quote:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

Dengan ini secara rasminya Xbox One

  1. Tidak memerlukan internet setiap masa
  2. Boleh main game second hand atau game pinjam kawan²
  3. Tidak ada region lock (yeahaaa)

Mungkin ramai yang tidak jadi lompat kapal dan mungkin juga ada yang akan meneruskan niat mereka untuk lompat kapal. Apa-apa pun, Microsoft telah sedar bahawa pengguna… mempunyai kuasa yang kuat. Do not mess with the mobs.

Berhati-hatilah gamers tegar!!!

Saya ada terbaca di kotaku.com mengenail bahana farmwille dan World of Warcraft. Boleh dijadikan bahan untuk menjahanamkan bakal bekas isteri atau bakal bekas suami.

Tajuknya : Farmville, World of Warcraft Are Divorce Lawyers’ Latest Weapons in Court

Father seeks custody of the kids, claiming (among other things) that his ex-wife never attends the events of their young ones. Subpoenaed evidence from the gaming site World of Warcraft tracks her there with her boyfriend at the precise time she was supposed to be out with the children. Mom loves Facebook’s Farmville, too, at all the wrong times.

Hehehe. Bahaya sungguh. Nasib baik saya dah pulih dari ketagihan World of Warcraft. Oleh itu, kepada pemain2 game yang tegar. Berhati-hatilah, kot2 ada je mata yang memandang dan dengan penuh rasa jahat, mengambilnya sebagai ebiden untuk mendakwa anda atas dasar kurang bertanggung-jawab kerana terlalu leka bermain game.

GiantBomb: A gamers heaven

It has been a while since I talk about games. I was an avid gamer before married. I used to play World of Warcraft as if tomorrow would end. Now, my level 80 rogue and Death Knight are having their vacation. Afterall, they (Blizzard) will never delete them. Well, considering the fact me returning to Orgrimmar once, the next expansion is released. (Grammatical Errors.. I know! Begone!)

Jeff Gerstmann, after being fired from his position as Editorial Director of GameSpot created GiantBomb with an intention to create fun video game sites. Perhaps, as the name had suggested, to compete with GameSpot. Well, I never like GameSpot, plague by ads. Too many of them. I want to read about games not about shavers (at the time of writing, Gamespot is featuring Schick Hydro 3). What a bummer. What does Shaver has got to do with games?

What makes GiantBomb so special?



Well, first of all, GiantBomb is no ordinary Video Games site. This is more like community hang out. A community driven Video Games site. Users can create blog, reviews, wiki, forum and edit the contents. Power to the users. As far as I am concerned, this is the only Video Games website that is free from ads., business oriented news or cover (hint : GameSpot) and best of all, GiantBomb has trivia and latest addition… achievements or quest system



The quest system add more fun and addiction to GiantBomb and off course, accessing this site has more meaning than just browsing.

Let us relate GiantBomb with Librarians 5 Laws

  1. Video Games are for play.
  2. Every player his [or her] games.
  3. Every game its player.
  4. Save the time of the gamer.
  5. GiantBomb is a growing organism.

Basically, GiantBomb is one stop centre to all gamers around the world. I don’t know, maybe it’s me. Eversince GiantBomb was launced, all of my decisions to buy Games for Xbox360, PS3 and even PC come from here.

Add GiantBomb to your bookmark today!

Xbox Live Gold for $1

Microsoft is offering a special one month upgrade to the Xbox Live Gold subscription plan to current Silver plan members for just $1.00 .

After the member upgrades, they will automatically be enrolled into a “one month” renewal plan unless the call and cancel before the months end.

As a bonus, members with a Gold plan will have access to a number of additional features, including streaming Netflix movies and TV shows, TrueSkill matchmaking, early and exclusive access to select game add-ons in the marketplace, multi-player features, and much more.