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Stupidity Squared

December 1, 2013 2:40:07.052

Here's another reason not to bother with an XBox One - you have to install every game - but MS figures that you have no need to know how much free space you have left. Their explanation?

Xbox One was designed to make storage management automatic. For saved games, settings, and other information that Xbox One customers save to the cloud, space is virtually unlimited. On the internal hard drive in each Xbox One, games and apps can be uninstalled or reinstalled instantly with the click of the Xbox One menu button. Saved games and settings information is retrieved from the cloud for any game as its being reinstalled. By being smart about how storage is managed, Xbox One keeps everyone playing, watching, and sharing their entertainment content rather than worry about limitations. You can also see how much storage any app uses by pressing the menu button on that app.

So they'll let me see how much space any individual thing is taking - but they expect me to whip out paper and pencil to sum it up. Which set of morons came up with this?


posted by James Robertson


Re: Stupidity Squared

[JeffinLondon] December 1, 2013 2:47:24.016

"They" now all believe that the simpler they make the devices for people to use, the more of them they will sell. They don't want you poking around under the hood!

Re: Stupidity Squared

[W^L+] December 1, 2013 8:05:08.437

Part of the whole "cloud" push is to make it more difficult to track and control your usage. At some point, MSFT is likely to add per-GB-stored and per-GB-transferred fees, since they cannot help but notice how AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless have boosted both market share and bottom lines while adding caps and fees.

Uninformed users are defenseless against mysterious fees.

Re: Stupidity Squared

[James Robertson] December 1, 2013 11:00:45.684

This is why I'm going to either get a gaming PC, or buy a steam box.

Re: Stupidity Squared

[anonymous] December 3, 2013 9:41:30.050

> Which set of morons came up with this?

The same set of morons who gave us Obamacare. People with the mindset of "Don't you worry your pretty little head about complicated things like this. We will take care of everything for you."

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