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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Will Get Auto-Caching In Future Updates

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Necessary

– Top News of the Day
– Yoshida Reveals PS4 Games Might Write / Erase 50GB Games While Playing via Update
– PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Needed
– COD: Ghosts Might Not Play Without Internet Connection
– Next-Gen Game Installs Are Huge, File Sizes Average Ranging 20 – 40GB Installs
– Every Xbox ONE Game Must Be Installed, Console Not Designed To Run Games Off Disc
– Xbox ONE Mandatory Install Sizes For Over 12 Games
– Killer Instinct Is Barely A Game – 3.4GB, No Arcade Mode, 8 Characters
– Half of Forza Motorsports 5 Tracks Were Cut
– PS4 Virtual Headset Details Coming to RealGamerNewz.com Soon
– And More

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Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

-but it should be the least of your privacy worries in this modern day and age. Allow me to explain, many gaming websites and rumor mills have been reporting that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox, dubbed the “Xbox ONE” or “XO” for short, will use its mandatory Kinect 2 support to essentially spy on everyone in America using a system called “Awards and Achievements Across the TV Ecosystem”.

The Huffington Post is among many of the major news outlets outside of the gaming journalism bubble that have decided to report on this massive story. In their article about the matter they discuss the mass realization as well as several patents filed by Microsoft through which the information collected by the next-generation Kinect would be readily available to advertisers and even change the face of television commercials as we know them making them interactive for the first time.

Our own reports have also dug up information regarding the Xbox 360 and its existing Kinect peripheral as well as Xbox Live chat/voice/video communications that were thought to be completely isolated and private actually being available to organizations within the United States Government under Microsoft’s policy of 100% transparency with the US Gov. And while we could go on for days about the implications of this (for example: your activity may be monitored even if you opt-out or disable/power down your machine providing the potential for huge privacy violations), there’s a reason why this is not groundbreaking news to those who are more familiar with the new age of information technology.

Many of you may not be aware of this, but the FBI has recently put in a bid for the United States of America to require wiretapping on all electronic devices. As it stands today there is no need for a warrant or authoritative figure to prove much before getting their hands on the green-light to spy on you manually. Meanwhile, automated bots patrol virtually every internet website, intra-network (3G, Wifi, etc.), and often obtains the type of “personal” electronic information people expect to be private by cooperating with services like PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and even Google or taking it by force through court order like what is happening to Comcast after refusing to give up the personal information and data-streams of 3 months or more activity to all of their Cable Internet users.

It should also be known that Windows PC, Android and iOS mobile devices, and many other devices such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are capable of being easily hacked by even amatuer voyeurs of much less skill than “Big Brother” which is causing fear of would-be XO (Xbox ONE) owners. Even if your phone isn’t engaged in a telephone or video call your text, voice, and visual communications can still be tapped into quite easily.

The combination of ever-increasing government encroachment on the online communication sector paired with the surprisingly easy-to-hack systems these communication systems are relying on means that there should have been no reasonable expectation for privacy online long before the reveal of the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE). It’s shocking it took people this long to realize “Big Brother” had a grip on their electronics, but it’s beyond too late to do anything about it now other than accept it or boycott all electronics not just pick and choose which ones you think are susceptible to Government wiretapping because the fact is they all are.

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Xbox 720 Still Not Confirmed, Microsoft Apologizes for “Always-On” Comments

Major Wall Street financial publication Forbes has reported that Microsoft issued an apology to the press and public for the recently posted comments made by Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth regarding always-online digital rights management systems. The American mega corporation declined to make any comment regarding “speculations and rumors” regarding a potential next generation Xbox 720 and the ability to play said system offline.

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Xbox 720 = Online Only + No Used Games, According to Eidos President

The President of major game company Eidos has released a statement that the Microsoft Xbox 720 is headed for release. Not only that, but in fact some very key specific features about the machine. Being the second source to reveal this to the press, President of Eidos released this statement:

“Broadband speed globally isn’t at a level that justifies digital-only.” …“With the next Xbox, you supposedly have to have an Internet connection, and the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another,” [CB]

This means the Xbox 720 will not work without an online connection. You won’t even be able to play the games you’ve paid for. Forget about renting, letting a friend borrow, or even replacing your game’s physical copies. That will be a thing of the past unless something changes before the final design of this console.

Although the President of Eidos himself seems quite certain that this is a bad idea, he seems equally certain Microsoft will go ahead with the scenario. Microsoft’s Xbox 720 may not be the only system that embraces an “always online / no used games” setup for gamers to deal with. Steam’s upcoming home console may have more tricks up its sleeve than yet to be imagined. For more of the latest info on this, check out the latest RealGamerNewz Podcast here discussing the Pros and Cons of Digital Only Games.

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Xbox 720 and Steambox: Pros and Cons of Digital Only Games [RealGamerNewz.com Podcast]

In this podcast RealGamerNewz will discuss the different strategies next generation game companies will be taking with new consoles. New equipment and new policies long sought after by third party affiliates and the big dogs themselves bring many topics to the forefront of this discussion. The danger of giving companies too much control is weighed against the benefits to doing things a new way and evolving to higher levels of performance.

Other Topics Discussed Include:

  • Steam’s Home Gaming Console (Images Below)
  • Will Xbox 720 Require Mandatory Online Connection Or Use Blu Ray?
  • Will Used Games Exist on Xbox 720?
  • War Against Piracy Could Hurt Consumers
  • Digital Games Being Taken Away By Distribution Services
  • Indies Turning Major From Online Marketplace
  • How To Reset Your PlayStation Network Account Without Calling Sony (Guide Here)

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130227 and was last modified on 20130227 .