Classroom of empty chairs1

Like with a prenuptial agreement, people get very nervous when gaming companies up their Terms and Conditions. Sony got flak for their new terms following the hacking scandals which included a clause that waives the user’s right to file suit. Now, those terms seem to be industry standard.

Microsoft followed Sony’s lead and introduced similar terms on the Xbox 360 – no class-action lawsuits possible. Now, in order to pre-order an Xbox One, you need to agree to the requirements which include:

You must accept Xbox Software License Terms Xbox Live Terms of Use, and Limited Warranty. Terms include binding arbitration with class action waiver to resolve disputes.

So, cut and paste from all the previous iterations of these same terms of use. Americans just aren’t allowed to engage in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft. Although, the reality of the law is such that this is just a formality – just about anyone can sue anytime. Lawyers find ways to work around these clauses, including the “this person is an idiot and had no way of understanding what this meant” excuse. In fact, I believe that there are similar terms of use in the small print on microwaves and lawn mowers. Companies have to protect themselves from all those crazy lawsuits.

Now, time to get back to reading my Apple iTunes Terms and Conditions to ensure I won’t be turned into a human cent-iPad.

Last Updated: October 17, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

72 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 17, 2013 at 11:32

    O_O

    Reply

  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 17, 2013 at 11:34

    Yeah, nice try MS. Just coz it’s in your T&Cs and EULAs doesn’t mean you can enforce your right not to be sued.

    Just like places stating they aren’t liable for loss or damage to property or injury to people still get sued on a daily basis even though they wavered all responsibility.

    Reply

  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 17, 2013 at 11:37

    In the land of America, They sue for anything! You should know this first hand @Zoe. Slip on floor they sue, Burger tasted bad, they sue, Colour of car not like picture they sue…. Americans are known for sueing!

    Reply

    • DerpDerpDerp

      May 12, 2014 at 14:13

      Ya, because we have legal recourse for being ripped off.

      What nation do you get screwed in?

      Reply

  4. John's digital rights

    October 17, 2013 at 11:37

    My internet is back on!!! I feel so alive!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 17, 2013 at 11:39

      Your mom was very lively last night!

      Welcome back to the internet. BOOM!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 11:40

        Shame on you!

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 17, 2013 at 11:40

          You don’t get to judge me apocalypse bringer!

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:41

            I’ll unleash the KRAKEN if you not careful!!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:44

            Don’t you mean Kraken?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:45

            FIXED too late.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:46

            Forever on the interwebs now!
            “Tanya’s cracking to be unleashed!!!”

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 11:46

            Only available to participating whores.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:47

            XD

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:46

            Um no…

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 11:45

            HAHA! Cracking display of editing proof reading πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:46

            πŸ˜‰

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:47

            I try!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:57

            He was talking to me

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:59

            My bad!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 12:04

            hehehe

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:45

            NOOOOOO! Keep your crack right where it is! I’m sorry.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:45

            I fixed it already…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:46

            tooooooo laaaaaaaattttttttteeeeeeeee

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:47

            That’s what the hooker said to you …

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:49

            Lies! No one’s ever complained about me taking too long! Er.. wait O_o

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:51

            He did, I know your style… Them Ladyboy’s Oiled up, You on top, hooker at bottom both have happy ending together… Its beautiful Trevor it really is…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:54

            I never said oiled!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:55

            Oh so agree to the statement then… Fine “He did, I know your style… Them Ladyboy’s , You on top, hooker
            at bottom both have happy ending together… Its beautiful Trevor it
            really is… See FIXED!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:57

            What happens on Xbox Live is supposed to stay on Xbox Live. :/

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:57

            But you don’t use Xbox live…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 11:58

            But you & Rince do…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:58

            We run over people in Hummers… That a sin?

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:56

            nee sies dude, you are wayyyyy too graphic!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:58

            Dude preaching to me, remember that flipping picture you posted with rat or something… THAT WAS TOO GRAPHIC..

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 11:45

            HAHAHA

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 11:39

      Your so excited! You just cant hide it! You wanna tell the whole world because you like it!

      Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 17, 2013 at 11:40

        I do! Took our friendly telephone company three weeks to do and my ISP three minutes to activate.

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 11:40

          YAY!!

          Reply

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 11:42

            Yay for me!
            Tonight the ISP will rue the day they activated my internet. For I have many Steam updates and new games to download.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:42

            What speed?

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 11:43

            Nothing groundbreaking. 2meg.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:43

            Not bad though. What I would do man for uncapped…. Sure my 3g dongle gets great speeds but at what cost!

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 11:44

            Quite. I had to use a dongle now for a while and I nearly crapped myself everytime I saw Steam wanted to update something…seeing the Randelas fly out of the window.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 11:50

            hahaha, It is hey.. I just wish they would make it cheaper like in Uk and U.s. I mean they pay so little for what they get!

      • Kensei Seraph

        October 17, 2013 at 12:39

        For your education.

        Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    October 17, 2013 at 11:38

    • John's digital rights

      October 17, 2013 at 11:39

      Hahaha.

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 17, 2013 at 11:39

      If ya can dodge a wrench ya can dodge a ball

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 11:44

        Loved that movie..

        Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 11:47

      Has anyone watched The Internship? Vince Vaughn movies have really gone down the drain

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 11:53

        Nope!

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 17, 2013 at 11:57

        That bad?

        Reply

        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 17, 2013 at 12:03

          Really meh, it has it’s moments, but very few!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 17, 2013 at 12:03

            Vince as mr motorboat was my last favourite one. Ala Wedding Crashers

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 12:11

            Mine too. The Dilemma wasn’t too bad. But also, pretty meh

      • Hammersteyn

        October 17, 2013 at 12:00

        nope

        Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 12:02

        It any good?

        Reply

        • Tarisma

          October 17, 2013 at 12:02

          no

          Reply

          • Skyblue

            October 17, 2013 at 13:21

            Come on, the strippers were at least hot. Now that you mention it I really have to watch Wedding Crashers again.

      • Tarisma

        October 17, 2013 at 12:02

        Ya unfortunately

        Reply

  6. SaintsRowNigri

    October 17, 2013 at 11:40

    Well, pardon my silliness, but why would you want to sue MS or Sony for anything? I can understand if the disc drive malfunctions due to a defect and decapitates the mother in law…

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      October 17, 2013 at 12:26

      Well in the USA you can sue for anything, even if you spill hot coffee on your own lap because of your own stupidity.

      Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      October 17, 2013 at 12:36

      Well if someone hacked into Xbox Live and stole my credit details I’d probably want to sue them for that.
      And if I was American then I would probably do a lot more than just want to sue them.

      Apologies to any Americans who do not comply to the ‘sue for anything’ stereotype.

      Reply

  7. NecroRince

    October 17, 2013 at 11:45

    HAHAHAHA! Kinect to THAT consumers!

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      October 17, 2013 at 13:24

      Sony did it first and they were hacked. Microsoft has not been yet to my knowledge.

      Reply

  8. oVg

    October 17, 2013 at 11:49

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 17, 2013 at 11:58

      Probably from a PC version, anything is possible on the PC

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 12:14

      No way!! that is not possible!

      Reply

      • oVg

        October 17, 2013 at 12:18

        I think he is using Franklins special to do that.

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 12:20

          Will try tonight!

          Reply

  9. DerpDerpDerp

    May 12, 2014 at 14:12

    Ya, Comcast tried the same thing. Guess what? You can sue them.

    Reply

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