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shadowstalker
26th March 2013, 18:40
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New Xbox Reportedly Won’t Let You Play (Unless It Can Spy On You)
Adan Salazar
Infowars.com
March 22, 2013

People throughout the world could soon be voluntarily outfitting their homes with indefinitely active cameras, infrared sensors and microphones if they purchase Microsoft’s new Xbox video game console, slated for release sometime next year.

According to leaked screen captures, the new console, codenamed “Durango,” will be “Always On, Always Connected,” meaning it will require a perpetual Internet connection, in addition to a new high-fidelity Kinect Sensor, “which will be required for the system to operate,” representing a huge win for Big Brother in infiltrating homes across the across the world under the guise of trendiness.

Being touted as a measure to ensure “software and games are always current,” the new Xbox will not allow users to play games unless a permanent Internet connection is established, according to leaked screenshots obtained by the website Vgleaks.

“Durango will implement different power states so that it can always be powered on, but will draw minimal electricity when not in use,” the grainy, leaked screenshot states, adding, “The console will be ready instantly when users want to play, and will always maintain a network connection so that software and games are always current. With this ‘Always On, Always Connected’ design, users will quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates.”

“Durango would require a permanent internet connection,” writes Vgleaks. [emphasis theirs] “Yes, if you want to play a single adventure, you would have to be online. Whatever you will play, you must be online. Take the time machine and come back 3 years ago to erase the responsible person.” [emphasis ours]
Likewise, the new system reportedly will not “operate” unless “a new high-fidelity Kinect Sensor” is attached, which will reportedly be sold with the console, granting the new Xbox eerie Big Brother-like powers.
As the current Xbox 360 Kinect device is already equipped with motion sensors, infrared sensors (enabling it to map out environments – like your room – and detect different faces), a multi-array microphone (capable of distinguishing different voices) and a 640×480 pixel VGA camera (enabling it to see as we do), we can expect the next Kinect’s technology to be exponentially more intricate and dangerous.

These additional nuances might be argued as expected and even necessary in the Internet age we live in, where everything from dishwashers to refrigerators are connected, but Microsoft also recently applied for patents that could take information obtained to a frighteningly new Orwellian level.

The website Beta Beat reported last year that “Back in 2011, Microsoft applied for a patent that would allow cameras and sensors, much like the ones embedded in the Kinect, to track how many people are in a room. Developed by Microsoft’s ‘incubation team,’ which is where they test new approaches to hardware, the patent was recently made public. They’re calling the invention a ‘consumer detector’ and it’s just as frightening as it sounds.”

Beta Beat goes on, “Once it has identified how many people are there–and even who is there–the device will charge for content accordingly. If you pay for one content license but then more viewers join the room, it could halt playback and request that you pay for a different license. That means if you plan to have a movie marathon sleepover, Microsoft would like to charge you extra copyright money for the pleasure of snuggling and watching horror movies.”

In response to a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Is Your Videogame Machine Watching You?” Microsoft issued a statement regarding privacy and Xbox: “Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE do not use any information captured by Kinect for advertising targeting purposes. Microsoft has a strong track record of implementing some of the best privacy protection measures in the industry. We place great importance on the privacy of our customers’ information and the safety of their experiences.”

While Microsoft’s response attempts to quell our concerns about privacy, it does not address the fact that Microsoft can, and most likely will, be spying on its customers, regardless of whether or not they are selling consumer information to advertisers.

It was also revealed, in March 2012, that a company called Obscure Technologies was working alongside the U.S. Navy to develop “computer forensic tools capable of hacking such consoles.”

“Such tools are expected to be made for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate — and there’s no particular mention of what Homeland Security might want with them,” reported Live Science last year.

We also saw Xbox cozy up to the U.S. government this past election cycle when Xbox allowed users to stream a presidential debate through their consoles, and then later polled users with questions regarding the debate.
“I think Bill Gates is about to kill his gaming platform,” states C.J.Oden, producer for the Alex Jones Show and a former-avid gamer. “It’s cyber espionage of everyone in America gullible enough to buy a system.”
Wikipedia claims, “The Kinect claimed the Guinness World Record of being the ‘fastest selling consumer electronics device’ after selling a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days.”

Indeed, if previous sales are any indicator, the new Xbox and its high-fidelity Kinect device, with powers disturbingly similar to “telescreens” out of George Orwell’s novel 1984, will soon be infiltrating millions of homes across the globe with little to no resistance.
Last year, Infowarrior Jason Bermas joined Aaron Dykes on the Infowars Nightly News to analyze the alarming Orwellian traits exhibited by the Xbox 360′s current Kinect device.

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Source: http://www.infowars.com/new-xbox-wont-let-you-play-unless-its-spying-on-you/

More on this topic:

http://www.webpronews.com/next-xbox-requires-kinect-will-always-be-watching-you-rumor-2013-02

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/microsoft-patents-kinect-anti-piracy-capabilities/

http://kotaku.com/5982986/we-know-all-about-the-next-xbox-from-someone-who-says-theyve-got-one

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/11/11/is-your-videogame-machine-watching-you/

http://www.slashgear.com/xbox-720-may-be-always-watching-with-mandatory-kinect-11268867/

Tesla_WTC_Solution
26th March 2013, 21:55
Thank you SO much for posting this thread.
No one is willing to talk about the onion peel of evil that is the Gates family.

“I think Bill Gates is about to kill his gaming platform,” states C.J.Oden, producer for the Alex Jones Show and a former-avid gamer. “It’s cyber espionage of everyone in America gullible enough to buy a system.”

huyi82
27th March 2013, 01:58
its not only microsoft we have to worry about, sony will be doing something simular, the ps4 will require a camera to always be on at all times and will also be used for the dual shock 4 controllers, on top of that, sony have said that facebook will be a major part of the ps4 and we all know what facebook is all about.

Bongo
27th March 2013, 02:37
The internet connection always being on is a drastic step but something similar is already being implemented by sony with their newer games for ps3, a couple of games that were released in the later part of last year required you to update the firmware to the newest version before you could play the games. It would give the message, cannot install until firmware update xxxx has been installed. Offline play was impossible making the game useless without an internet connection, only after the update could you play offline. This was something that was never a problem till late last year.

Positive Vibe Merchant
27th March 2013, 03:19
The thing is that, these consoles would and have been bought by partents for their nagging kids for the most part with no care about this info. peopls sioimply don't believe government are this evil.

Syl
27th March 2013, 09:24
thanks alot for this post, i am defenitely not getting one, nor a ps4.

tnkayaker
27th March 2013, 13:35
nothing surprises me anymore, it was speculated years ago that cable boxes have already been and are being used to gather data, i just read an article on snopes.com when i googled the question "can cable boxes be used for s p ying?" and what came back was pretty eye opening to say the least, says in 2006 it says google will install built in microphones ( i assume in cpu's) to gather a users back ground noise/conversation to promote advertising directed at the cpu user, from the gathered info in a persons living room, or where ever, in regards to what is being talked about, the article also talks a little about cable boxes and the speculation that they have already been used for gathering info, i wont go into it just now, but its already here as far as the technoligy, there is already a 1 pixel camera, and i had read a few years ago that it was speculated that a cpu screen can be used as a camera using one pixel for a camera to get an image, so just remember by the time we hear about it, its already been or is being tested and improved for gathering of info, which is said to be one of the new frontiers in making money, as far as selling the info a company might use to up sell their product(s) fasten your seatbelts.... peace,dennis

PRAGMAE
27th March 2013, 14:39
That's the way it goes now. For them its not spying, it's a super idea wich will let u'r gear always updated with a 24h/24h checking of your system to see if everything is legit on it. It's clearly spying + profit + vice.

Plus, they are surfing (building ?) the "share mode". One press on a button and you can share what you want with everyone. The FB way (nice databases), always an eye on your activities, your passions, your friends. PS4, SteamBox and all the next consoles will be that way.

GrnEggsNHam
27th March 2013, 17:29
The pilot program for this was the Kinect peripheral for Xbox 360. This of course is my own speculation but I had pondered this same usage 3 days after purchasing and figuring out how my Kinect worked.

The Kinect has a camera and a microphone. My Kinect has been left unplugged for a little over 2 years now...

The games were ****ty anyways :tongue1:

conk
27th March 2013, 18:43
Sorry if this was mentioned, but this constant connection to the internet will preclude the use of used games. Don't register your game, it won't play. Didn't buy it new, it won't work. Gotcha! A whole industry goes up in smoke. Watch the little corner game stores go puff.

GrnEggsNHam
27th March 2013, 19:39
Sorry if this was mentioned, but this constant connection to the internet will preclude the use of used games. Don't register your game, it won't play. Didn't buy it new, it won't work. Gotcha! A whole industry goes up in smoke. Watch the little corner game stores go puff.

Ah, superb foresight conk. I agree 100% although just like any other product the demand is facilitated by the masses. When and if this change goes live a new market will see huge growth. Because obviously the patrons of the used game market are not suddenly going to have more income to purchase new games.

The free to play PC game market will most likely see a large influx. This model is driven by in game purchases instead of the purchase of the game itself. However you are not required to purchase anything to play and enjoy the game. Most wimpy laptops can play these games, albeit at low settings. One of my favorites is League of Legends.

I think the creators of the next gen consoles should really think about how cheap a decently powerful computer is these days. If they are going to charge 300-500 for these new consoles they are going to kill the platform. I purchased a cheapo laptop for my parents for $400 and that plays Diablo III and Starcraft 2. Meaning it could easily play any of the console games with a USB controller plugged in(the current console gfx and cpu are from 2005). Game developers are going to jump ship on Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo will probably be the only one with some brains to see this coming. They generally have done much better with keeping costs down in their consoles.

tnkayaker
27th March 2013, 20:13
That's the way it goes now. For them its not spying, it's a super idea wich will let u'r gear always updated with a 24h/24h checking of your system to see if everything is legit on it. It's clearly spying + profit + vice.

Plus, they are surfing (building ?) the "share mode". One press on a button and you can share what you want with everyone. The FB way (nice databases), always an eye on your activities, your passions, your friends. PS4, SteamBox and all the next consoles will be that way.
You know PRAGMAE i think they know exactly what they are doing and what is going on and they are part of the bigger picture, just as guilty in theory, in other words if a company is designing a new tech product im sure they think of all the angles for how the particular product might be adapted/used in the future so to speak, why make just a product if you can make a product that is ahead of the curve, saves future design money all the while the product is already designed for future multi use and adaptable, not everything is this way but i think alot of products technology wise are that way, cuz those who think outside the box continually will be the company that continually makes more money and gets more market share, stocks go up, etc etc, just a thought, peace,dennis