Insomniac getting tired of coworkers yelling "Xbox OFF"

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#1 Edited by Sweenix (5395 posts) -

#2 Posted by IcyFlamez96 (1355 posts) -

I'm guessing that turns off all the Xboxes in the building? xD Lol that's funny

#3 Posted by ShaineTheNerd (1345 posts) -

... And?

#4 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

wow, so if im kicking my friends ass he can just yell out xbox off.. and it turns off?

#5 Posted by Sweenix (5395 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

wow, so if im kicking my friends ass he can just yell out xbox off.. and it turns off?

Yep, if he does it loud enough.

#6 Edited by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

@kingoflife9 said:

@Sweenix said:

wow, so if im kicking my friends ass he can just yell out xbox off.. and it turns off?

Yep, if he does it loud enough.

isnt it voice recognizable? i guess ill have to turn off my kinect when I have my little beer-madden parties lol.

#7 Posted by Serial_Killa (0 posts) -

No doubt will be the cause of many fights.

#8 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Imagine playing Dark Souls or something, and you finally beat some insane boss.

Just as you kill him some guy runs in and yells "XBOX OFF". Oh man, lulz will be had.

#9 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (28302 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

@kingoflife9 said:

@Sweenix said:

wow, so if im kicking my friends ass he can just yell out xbox off.. and it turns off?

Yep, if he does it loud enough.

...unless you set up on that xbox then no...

#10 Edited by xhawk27 (7019 posts) -

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

#11 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28302 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

And the fact that you generally have to set kinect up so it recognizes you.

#12 Edited by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

So what's the point of the voice commands then ?
If you still have to press a button to shut it off ? Or you yell and press a button, or you press a button twice.

That's it ?

#13 Edited by Zaibach (13404 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

So what's the point of the voice commands then ?

If you still have to press a button to shut it off ? Or you yell and press a button, or you press a button twice.

That's it ?

this is the main problem with kinect, its a solution to a problem that no one has

#14 Edited by sonny2dap (1280 posts) -

if true lol

#15 Edited by edidili (3446 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

Just as you kill him some guy runs in and yells "XBOX OFF".

Runs in your home?

Pretty sure MS said kinect can tell which voice is saying what. Most probably in these offices these are just default units not going through the voice recognition setup.

#16 Edited by remiks00 (1495 posts) -

I guess it's not as good at recognizing individual voices as we thought...

@Zaibach I agree

Also, if you guys remember, Shensolidus confirmed this months ago as a problem at his workplace, they had to ban the words "Xbox off" because it would shut down all of the dev kits. Whether you believe he's a dev or not..

#17 Edited by freedomfreak (37980 posts) -

Why can't you disable that feature entirely, and just use the controller to turn the system on/off :/

#18 Edited by _Matt_ (8737 posts) -

Why can't you disable that feature entirely, and just use the controller to turn the system on/off :/

It took 17 replies before the sensible suggestion was made. Congratulations.

#19 Posted by Desmonic (12375 posts) -

Since these are dev-kist they probably don't have the safety guards consumer versions of the X1 and Kinect will have, thus allowing for these sort of pranks. However if you could actually do it to your friends it would awesome and terrible at the same time XD

Imagine the insane amount of trolling and broken friendships a simple thing like this would cause without the safety guards haha

#20 Posted by Pffrbt (6311 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

Imagine playing Dark Souls or something, and you finally beat some insane boss.

Just as you kill him some guy runs in and yells "XBOX OFF". Oh man, lulz will be had.

Dark Souls autosaves after everything you kill.

#21 Posted by silversix_ (13423 posts) -

Xbox Go Home

#22 Posted by TheRealBigRich (672 posts) -

The tweet is to vague for me to draw any conclusions as far I can see. Just because people are yelling Xbox off doesn't mean they units are actually turning off its just probably annoying that people do it. As far as can someone just yell Xbox off im sure there will be a be a are you sure? yes or no option after you say it as well as the voice recognition working

#23 Posted by tormentos (16287 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

Yeah it most be a conspiracy between Sony and Insomniac to downplay the xbox one..

Puts up tinfoil hat...

#24 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (6787 posts) -

Hire more mature employees. Simple as that.

#25 Edited by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Lol, I want to do that.

#26 Posted by edidili (3446 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

Yeah it most be a conspiracy between Sony and Insomniac to downplay the xbox one..

Or maybe was a joke tweet? Employees that go around turning off the devices of colleges continuously get fired. I can go now and push the button and turn off the PC of my boss. I guess making PCs so easy to turn off where everyone can just push a button wasn't a good idea after all.

#27 Posted by Shewgenja (7775 posts) -

My guess is the devkits don't have the individual recognition (duh, because teams of devs work on them).

Still LMFAO!

#28 Posted by tormentos (16287 posts) -

http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/21/4353010/kinect-trouble-xbox-one-reveal

How fast people forget...

#29 Posted by StormyJoe (4474 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

wow, so if im kicking my friends ass he can just yell out xbox off.. and it turns off?

No. You have to set someone up to be able to issue verbal commands to your console.

#30 Posted by UNcartMe (553 posts) -

Once again, Microsoft not thinking things through.

#31 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

One of the main design faults of the X1. Why would Microsoft add stupid voice commands when they are easily done by a click of a button?

#32 Posted by blackace (19580 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Why would they being doing that over the PA? Unless everyone was going home for the day and they wanted to make sure all the XBox Ones were off without checking each desk. lol!! That's awesome!! They need to hook the XBox One up to their lights and coffee machine as well. lol!!

#33 Posted by blackace (19580 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

Imagine playing Dark Souls or something, and you finally beat some insane boss.

Just as you kill him some guy runs in and yells "XBOX OFF". Oh man, lulz will be had.

His voice would have to be set up on the system for it to work though. If your voice recognition isn't set up, nothing would happen. Like all the XBox One features, it could be turned off before you start playing the game. lol!! It's the simple things.

#34 Posted by Chozofication (2668 posts) -

I laughed my ass off at this.

#35 Edited by blackace (19580 posts) -

@UNcartMe said:

Once again, Microsoft not thinking things through.

Once again, bias fanboys not thinking.

The voice option can be turned off. Who the hell is going to saying "XBox Off" during a game. It's not a common thing to say.

#36 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

@remiks00 said:

I guess it's not as good at recognizing individual voices as we thought...

Ditto.

It won't work as well as advertised, same as Kinect 1.0. It'll be a fun device, but it won't be as sophisticated as MSFT has stated, and it will definitely not be able to recognize different voices.

#37 Posted by UNcartMe (553 posts) -

@blackace: I think you are the biased one. Who in their right mind would buy this MANDATORY crap for an extra $100 just to turn it off or unplug it? Think before you reply next time :).

#38 Posted by McSkombi (842 posts) -

@Zaibach said:

@Sagem28 said:

@xhawk27 said:

This is BS. MS has put in a safe guard. You have to confirm to shut-down.

So what's the point of the voice commands then ?

If you still have to press a button to shut it off ? Or you yell and press a button, or you press a button twice.

That's it ?

this is the main problem with kinect, its a solution to a problem that no one has

So much truth in your reply IT'S OVER 9000!!!11!!111!one!!!
This really sums it up so well!!