I can't redeem my PS+ code due to the PSN being hammered by the Europeans and people trying to redeem PS+.
I need to redeem it so I can be good until 2016!
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Posted by KillerRamen on 23 November 2013 - 02:31 AM
Posted by KillerRamen on 16 November 2013 - 04:35 AM
In the Playstation Store on the PS4 there is a section called PS3 to PS4. Then go to Cross-Buy. Right now Flower and Sound Shapes are the only ones available. I know Flow and some other games will be available for crossbuy, I posted it in the PS4 thread somewhere.
Posted by KillerRamen on 09 November 2013 - 01:27 AM
You guys might want to log-in into your Club Nintendo accounts. I just got a 10 Coin Bonus Survey that expires on the 10th. I didn't get an e-mail alert or anything, it was just there. It's basically about your thoughts on 3DS and Wii U.
Posted by KillerRamen on 01 November 2013 - 12:37 AM
Anyone else notice you need a one time internet (or mail in for bluray disc) connection to activate bluray+dvd play back on PS4? Why?
They finalized the hardware before the firmware. They had to start cranking these things out before all of the software/licensing issues were ironed out, but I don't think that will be a huge deal. Day one firmware updates have become too common. Annoying, but common.
Posted by KillerRamen on 31 October 2013 - 04:32 PM
After the Xbox One reveal and E3, I pretty much decided that Microsoft's vision of the future was not for me. I'm generally sick of Microsoft's crap, so I'm going to be dealing with Sony's crap from now on. At the very least I won't have to spend an extra $100 for a useless accessory and their TV stuff is useless to me since I stopped using old school television 4+ years ago.
Posted by KillerRamen on 21 October 2013 - 07:57 PM
The Retron 5 is compatible with the Power Base Converter to play Master System games, but those things are really expensive and pretty hard to come by. Stone Age Gamer is making a 3rd Party Master System converter that will let you play Master System games (non-card games) on the Retron 5 for $18. They normally sell the converter by itself for $30.
You know because NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance are not enough.
Posted by KillerRamen on 30 September 2013 - 03:02 PM
I can say they did not blatantly spell it out for you, but creating a falsified (fraudulent) account outside of your home region with the intentions of acquiring a item on said marketplace is and always has been against the rules. Fraud is and always has been against federal law in the United States. Microsoft is and always will be a company to listen to their customers and just like with the recent changes in policy of the XboxOne will try and please everyone. So in all if you need these rules spelled out fully for you maybe this isn't exactly the game system for you unfortunately. There are other gaming marketplaces that offer region specific deals, and as other people create multiple accounts for said marketplaces the owners of those marketplaces make the rules and if they want to can enforce or not inforce the rules in which they have laid down.
Do not attempt to utilize or share fraudulent methods to obtain content or Microsoft Points. (Straight from the code of conduct)
Misrepresentation of your personal information is fraud. By it's very definition, it is fraud. You said your location was Oman. It is not. If you lived in Oman, you wouldn't have gotten banned. You know why? Because Xbox Live doesn't exist there - and if you tried to sign in from there, you would have gotten a message that stated that.
I read an interesting summary on WHY this happened last night, but I don't remember where it was. It told about that message and that you don't get that message if you sign up for an account form some other location. It looks like (if this person was correct) the reason it shows up as free is due to the conversion to dollars from points. In the past, it would have showed up as costing 1973463 points, or something high enough that you wouldn't buy the game. When they changed to currency, that algorithm was interrupted and some games showed as free when they were not supposed to.
It's not that I don't think Microsoft was a little heavy handed in how they have handled this situation. They were. It would have been better for public opinion if they had just pulled the licenses so you couldn't play the game and sent out some sort of warning. It is disingenuous, though, to say that anyone didn't KNOW that they were taking advantage of a glitch and that it could have consequences. The fact that you had to create an account that you KNEW contained false information should have certainly been a red flag. It was to me. I didn't touch this deal - and I have taken advantage of plenty of store glitches over the years. Difference there is that the worst thing that could happen is you walk out empty handed. Xbox Live is a closed system - the only way you can take your console online. I wasn't gonna mess with that. In the EXTREME unlikelihood that taking advantage of a glitch got me banned form a store or chain, there was always a ton of other stores where I could get the same stuff.
Just saying "people have done it forever" doesn't excuse you from the ToS. CheapyD is probably outside of his rights to have an American console. Thus far, they have allowed it. That doesn't mean that he isn't breaking the rules and won't EVER be snagged for it...
I have a friend that got pulled over one day on Interstate 95 outside of DC. When the trooper came to his door, he said "Why did you pull me over? I was going the same speed as everyone else. Why didn't you pull them over?" The State Trooper said "Sir, you ever been fishing?" My buddy answered yes. The Trooper said "Have you ever caught all the fish in the lake?" He got a ticket.
Here's the problem... You guys are going beyond the scope of the contract to justify something that runs counter to standard industry practice and standards. The importation of games has been allowed ever since the inception of the video game industry. Famicom, Atari, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, ect. were all imported.
Also, Xbox Live is the service. It doesn't matter where you are in the world or what store front you use, it is the same service. Microsoft did not fragment the service with separate servers so interaction between gamers of other regions were not possible. In fact, they encourage international connections. They could have had separate servers like Blizzard did with World of Warcraft. They could have had it so people on one region could not connect to people in other regions, but they did not.
You also do not need to lie in order to use another store front. They allowed these users to create these accounts knowing their region. They allowed these users to sign into the consoles knowing their region. They allowed users to accept their offer for free games knowing their region. Microsoft cannot say that they had no idea Americans with American consoles with American ip addresses were doing this at the point of sale. They knew and they allowed it.
No IPs were masked, no consoles were modified and nothing illicit was done to their servers. We're talking about the freaking internet here. There are no set regions and they failed to add such language to their TOS.
Regardless, if this is how Microsoft wants to continue to treat their customers, then I don't think I'll be missing much. They seem to have totally forgotten why they made the Xbox in the first place.
Posted by KillerRamen on 30 September 2013 - 12:15 PM
Fraudulent accounts for anyone wondering It's right there
- Console tampering: Physically opening the Xbox console and modifying it to play illegitimate software.
- Online fraud: Attempting to social engineer users, take over Xbox Live accounts, or perform other fraudulent activities.
- Repeat egregious violations: Multiple actions taken on accounts on the console by the enforcement team for disrupting the service or impacting users.
None of those things listed apply. Here's why:
Posted by KillerRamen on 30 September 2013 - 10:44 AM
You could try but I think Microsoft would win honestly, just because you didn't read the rules doesn't mean they don't apply to you. or for those who have The BBB wont do anything if it was against the rules im not here to argue nor troll just state the obvious. Imo Microsoft is in the right and taking all assets associated with the banned gamertag was also stated in the rules
Except they never cited where it was against the TOS and I have yet to see anything in the TOS that would suggest that it was in fact against the TOS. To me this seems to be a case of Microsoft fucking up and screwing over the user yet again.
This is just another reason for me to never buy an Xbox One or another Xbox 360 game.