Xbox One trolling looks like this

Gamer creates "Xbox Sign Out" gamertag and then gets people to say his name so their sessions are interrupted.

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The trolling potential for the Xbox One is coming into focus. Here's one example.

In this YouTube video, user Master of Luck creates a gamertag called "Xbox Sign Out," and prods other players in Call of Duty: Ghosts until they say his name.

When other players say "Xbox, Sign Out," Kinect catches the accidental voice command and their session is interrupted, if only for a brief moment.

You can avoid such an inconvenience by unplugging Kinect or playing with friends online in a private party chat--unless of course your friends are the trolls.

Microsoft announced this week that it sold 3 million Xbox One consoles worldwide in 2013, a full 1.2 million systems behind the 4.2 million PlayStation 4 units Sony moved during the year.

Discussion

556 comments
AceCometh
AceCometh

Easily gotten around by not calling the guy's name. I'm surprised the filter allowed the creation of said gamertag

Grayman51
Grayman51

Simple answer is gang up on the guy, refer to him as any profanity of your choice and drive him out, have someone sitting on his marker to alert others he's back and do it again

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

This is hilarious.Anyone else get the feeling voice command usernames will be banned just so MS doesn't have to deal with this.

Kunasha
Kunasha

The problem with the Kinect in this case is that Microsoft has mixed together input to the console/game and VoIP. There's a bloody reason a controller doesn't hover around the XBox One menus while you're using it to play a game, and stuff like this is exactly why.


Kinect has got to be one of the silliest ideas ever conceived, and the worst part is they


JUST

WON'T

GIVE

UP.


It almost feels like there's an ulterior motive to getting a camera into your living room. I'm not saying they're working with the NSA... but I certainly wouldn't trust them. I can't think of any company that gets so fanatical about putting cameras in your equipment as Microsoft. They even bought Nokia, which are notorious for their ridiculous camera phones!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

As soon as I get my Xone, "unplugging Kinect" will be priority one.

(And please Sony DO SOMETHING with the PS4 shortage, still waiting for your machine to be available in... well; SOMEWHERE)

balto70
balto70

I can't believe it worked this well.  With mine, I have to repeat myself at least a few times if there is any noise from my TV, which is why I never use it.  Even though it is more accurate than the first Kinect, it still has the same problem.  It's more of a gimmick than anything else.  It's impressive technology, sure.  But still, I don't really need to snap in between television and games.  And I can turn it off an on just as easily and quickly with the controller.  And I basically have to talk over my television for it to hear me.  Not worth it. 

groowagon
groowagon

Kinect tutorial: unplug -> throw at a brickwall with maximum velocity -> recycle any visible leftovers

Starshine_M2A2
Starshine_M2A2 moderator moderator

If this is what trolling will eventually become, it's rather worrying to think that companies like Microsoft might start deciding what people can and can't say to their...inanimate home appliances.


Anyway, advocates of free speech will undoubtedly get involved.

BPoole96
BPoole96

This warranted an article?

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

Ps4 trolling looks like this:  Due to technical difficulties, Playstation Online is currently unavailable, try again tommorrow

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

Can't wait for an Kinect update for "Xbox, Erase Hard drive".

DigiRave
DigiRave

That is so, and I mean SOOOOOO fucking lame! I can't believe there are people stupid enough to fall into the trap. Seriously, who won't just call him "XBOX" or disconnecting Kinect?! All the people in that youtube video also sound like fucking retards.  It actually looks fake how they keep reacting the same way, but whether fake or not (and they would have to be really fucking stupid if not), this is some lame shit. 

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

REAL Xbox one trolling looks like this


Microsoft:  lol, they bought our overpriced box..

robertcain
robertcain

Xbox One never gets a break eh? It got trashed by hordes of angry gamers at the announcement, got an even bigger trashing by gamers and Sony at E3 and even after release the players are getting trolled via Kinect; a peripheral that was meant to compliment the system. I've never seen so much dislike and jeers towards a system.

dayo2326
dayo2326

yeah u don't need a Kinect to play xbox one. Just saying.

fanirama
fanirama

Hahaha.. now that is a worthy prank...

Nikos Nsa
Nikos Nsa

sign me out too from xbox one pls!!!!

lindallison
lindallison

People are dumb.  Reminds me of when Mechwarrior Online introduced 3rd person view.  At the start of every match you always had some dumbox asking how to turn it off.  


'alt+f4'  was the inevitable response from a helpful troll.

Vexov
Vexov

Wow, just don't say his name, fking morons.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@KunashaKinect may be a good idea. But just like you said, even the best ideas do not feel well when somebody tries to shove it down our throats.

frylock1987
frylock1987

@BadMrSnake 

Funny, I had similar problems with my X1 on launch day.

Things like that happen. Especially when you have a few million people trying to log in at once on a brand new service and console.

RAGEofSTUNTS
RAGEofSTUNTS

@robertcain Because there hasn't been a system with so many faults compared to the competition.

justinka777
justinka777

@dayo2326 but for some reason you have to buy it anyway. just saying.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

@Warlord_Irochi@KunashaAnd that's what I hate about Sony requiring PS+ for PS4 online multiplayer. Most people get PS+ for the games, so requiring it for online multiplayer is just being pushy.

Bubbagum_Bish
Bubbagum_Bish

@ScottywrNO. If PS4 was just like Xbone, I would skip this entire generation and just stick with Wii U and PC.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Jinzo_111887@Warlord_Irochi@KunashaAs much as I like PS+, what you menction was, indeed, a step in wrong direction by Sony.

But well... if they offer the same good online and service as Xbox LIVE then it will be acceptable; most of us were going to pay the service for the games anyway. :)

zintarr
zintarr

@123whatever Most new TVs have the non-game "features" attached to the Xbox One. Its just that no one at MS crawled out of their hole to realize it.

123whatever
123whatever

but sometimes it's not about the features. Not everyone needs a console that does the same thing a PC does. Some people just want a gaming console that excels at gaming.and Xbox isn't quite there in that regard.

Clavera
Clavera

@nhall00195@noladem504@RAGEofSTUNTS@robertcainYeah, and even 1080p will be considered very low in a couple of years when 4K and 8K hits the market. To me it seems very strange that they would limit their console to just one resolution, why not make it like the PC where the user can set their desired resolution themselves?


YouTube even supports UHD. These consoles does not feel "next gen" in this aspect at all, sorry.

zintarr
zintarr

@noladem504 @RAGEofSTUNTS @robertcain Over a million more people told MS that they do not care for the features than those that do. Also with the holiday shopping over with and the initial I MUST HAVE THE NEW SYSTEM insanity over with I would bet most go with the system that is $100 bucks cheaper.

Cakapoo
Cakapoo

@Moogle07 i know, but that's not the point.   The ps3 today is much improved over the ps3 at launch.

Moogle07
Moogle07

The ps3 sold more units globally than the 360 :D