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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:08 pm

The idea is that ten people in your family group can all share your games. Think of it like a loaning system, but you're not loaning anyone a phyiscal product. If you're in my family group, you can play my games, and vice versa. 

“I think the policy makes sense,” Spencer said. “It’s not ten different people all playing the game concurrently, but when you think about a real usage scenario, and we thought about it around a family, and I know certain people will create a family group of people that aren’t all part of the same family, and I do think that’s an advantage, and people will use that. I saw it on NeoGAF instantly, the Xbox Family creation threads, where people said 'Hey be a part of my family.'

“No birth certificates will need to be sent in!” Spencer said when I asked if the service required a blood test. “I do think that’s an advantage of the ecosystem that we have.”

So that answers one question: Microsoft doesn't seem to care whether or not the ten people in the group are actually family members. They can be friends, roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends, your dog's groomer… you pick ten people, and you share games with them.




Since its announcement, there has been some confusion over the details of sharing your Xbox One game library with up to ten "family members." Mehdi couldn't give comprehensive details, but he did clarify some things.

For one, a family member doesn't have to be a "blood relative," he said, eliminating the extremely unlikely possibility that the Xbox One would include a built-in blood testing kit. For another, they don't have to live in the primary owner's house—I could name a friend that lives 3,000 miles away as one of my "family members" Mehdi said.

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Re: Put one in the plus column for MS's "family sharing" issue...

Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:13 pm

BUT, BUT, BUT, I thought we all wanted to support the XTV cause it has DRM and we don't want to take money away from the the people who worked hard to create the game!  Sharing is stealing!!!  M$ is hurting the games industry!!!

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:17 pm

I believe I am the only one who raised that issue.  Do you have any valid arguments?

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Post by S7 OC on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:22 pm

I hope that this is true if you can play the game as the same time as a "family member". 
And if it works with digital dls

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Nope, but I am not a biased fanboy.  Sharing with 10 people is freakin sweet!




HOLY CRAP!  A person can actually admit the opposing console has good features???  And the Internet didn't explode.  Crazy!

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:29 pm

Wait for it...

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Post by Atrum on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:36 pm

That's awesome! Can't wait for some more details on it. I'll have to group up with people that buy dramatically different games than I do.

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Post by Atrum on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:37 pm

For reference, my above response is what a non-fanboi posts. No crazy comments, ridiculous comparisons, or general complaining. Just a nice comment, and some commentary on hopes for the service.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:22 pm

thats cool now which 10 of you noobs to add to my family Wink

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Post by S7 DROOPY on Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Just mail me a $15 check every monthe and ill add u to my family group abd ill buy every game and never play my xb1

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Post by Evol Recovery on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Wow if that actually happens that will be sweet. Im glad to be sticking with Xbox now. Smile

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Post by Xpert2010 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:22 pm

Just don't listen to Interceptor.  I think he has lost it. Smile

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Post by S7 OC on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:24 pm

Droopy I might be down for that seeing as I will be canceling game fly when the new box comes out. Unless things change

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:25 pm

Yep, don't listen to me, I have lost it....

"Sharing with 10 people is freakin sweet!"

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Post by Xpert2010 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:29 pm

Only kidding around Interceptor.  I know theres pros and cons of both systems.  They're both not perfect.  Just prefer the Xbox One.

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:37 pm


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Post by Atrum on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:13 pm

I was wondering how they were doing it exactly. Very cool that it's a shared pool letting one friend at a time play a game of yours.

To compare to Sony's 'full access to games to try them out' this actually seems better. Now I just one of my 10 friends has to pick up those 'unsure' games and I can play it all I need to. Very cool.

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:31 pm

It'll be interesting to see how often we'll be able to change "family" members. If you'll be able to change at will then that would be sweet!  I could see us posting here letting people know a game is available that we won't be playing and letting somebody else play.

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Post by S7 OC on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:01 pm

Cool but would be better if all could play at the same time

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Post by S7 Epic on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:43 pm

But that would destroy the business model. Hell, look at us. We'd only need to buy like 2-3 copies of Forza 5 between 30 of us.

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:02 pm

That's what I've been trying to say Epic- everyone wants something for themselves, and you have to remember these companies are in business to make money for their shareholders- not to cater to the individual purchaser, while at the same time they must entice them to buy their products and not alienate them. There has to be that balance.

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Post by S7 OC on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:33 pm

True Matt.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:55 pm

This will be pretty sweet, even if we can't change our family that often because across our clan there's a diverse group so there's a good chance I'll be able to play some games that I might not have bought and vice versa.

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Post by S7 KnightOwl on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:53 pm

@epic only you and one friend can play the same game at the same time. 

Anyone know how often you can rearrange you 10 friends?

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Post by S7 Epic on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:57 pm

@owl - I know, I was responding to OC who said it would be nice if all 10 could play at once.

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