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No love for multiple 360s


June 3, 2007 10:39 PM PST

Dear multiple Xbox 360 customer... thanks for buying more than one of our expensive products.. As a reward for your loyalty please accept this 'feature' as a token of our appreciation...

With the original Xbox, you could use recovery to put your account on multiple consoles and switch between them freely (also known as roaming).... you can now only have one Xbox Live profile active on one Xbox 360 console at a time. That means when you recover on one console, any copy you have on another console is invalidated. If you go back to that console, you'll have to recover again.

Ahh thanks. So instead of just being able to move from one box to the other by just logging in, now I currently have to go through some big recovery process. Oh and by the way, recovering your accounts takes over 15 minutes for some reason. But wait there's more... now that I've transfered all my data from my old box to my new box, I can no longer play Hexic on the old 360. This is because it was pre-installed, and has subsequently been deleted and it is not available for download.

Comments (3)
J, June 4, 2007 10:13 AM:

Sounds like you got "Steam"ed. That totally sucks. Get Captain Sniffy on it!

John, June 4, 2007 11:01 AM:

Our 'inside man' says that's the way it is. He says the only recourse is to buy a memory card, and 'move' my profile over to it. It seems a bit inconvienent, but much less than what I have to deal with right now I guess. As always, the solution is to spend more money.

As a consumer I am usually more aggrevated by them 'taking a feature away', then I would have been if the feature were never there in the first place. If they were worried about simultaneous account use... hmm... it seems like that is a solvable problem. Just talk to the messenger group over in building xx. When I log in to a second machine it logs me out of the first. Pretty complicated.

J, June 7, 2007 04:35 PM:

Totally a marketing deal. You know some PM just made an arbitrary decision. Microsoft seriously seem to be forgetting how to target the real hardcore fanbase. Yeah, why not just prevent simultaneous access? Ridiculous. As Paul would remind us, Google is good at being smart about this stuff (even though GTalk still only supports 2 user chat).

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