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Don't Attempt to Play Kinect Games Before Nov. 4

Just in case you've managed to get your hands on a Kinect game ahead of the November 4 release date, you should probably know that attempting to play it would mean bad things for you and your Xbox 360.

Kotaku reports that one reader who managed to get himself an early copy of Kinectimals has been locked out of Xbox Live after trying to play the game.

Ken says:

"Just a word of warning that if you receive an Xbox Kinect game early and perform the title update, it will also update your console to the new dashboard. Unfortunately, the update isn't the newest version, and every time you try to sign into Live it will try to update to a version that does not exist on the server. Since you can't connect to Live without the newest version the system will be locked out until the update goes on the servers."

So Ken is stuck unless he reverts to an older update, right? Well, Ken is definitely stuck, but no, he can't revert to an older update. When someone suggested doing so in the comments, Ken said he'd already tried that.

"I already tried that. :( Going back to the old version of the dashboard doesn't work with any conventional or unconventional methods."

No word on when the update will hit the servers, but we assume it will be on or before November 4, when Kinect launches for real. Until then, Ken, and others in the same situation, will just have to take up scrap booking to pass the time.

Source: Kotaku

  • grieve
    "You must resist the uncontrollable "

    I see what you did there!
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  • liveonc
    BOOM! Fuel for fire, just want PS3 needs, even Wii can make fun of this. ;-)
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  • Randomacts
    No true gamers will have this happen to them.
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  • the_krasno
    grieve"You must resist the uncontrollable "I see what you did there!
    Pretty sneaky, Jane ;)
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  • dalethepcman
    just want PS3 needs, even Wii can make fun of this

    Err so someone has obtained by illegal means a copy of software that is not yet released then complains about it not working, and you think sony and nintendo can use this to their advantage... pass whatever your smoking....
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  • rohitbaran
    Yeah, so next MS will control when to wake up, when to sleep when to go to loo....
    Reply
  • callousdigits
    Have to say, got to play on a MS employee's Kinect, and it's pretty damn cool...
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  • Stryter
    I want to play that kinectimals game just to see if I can slap that goofy grinnin' tiger. Then I want to deliver a swift and devastating final uppercut.
    Reply
  • ohseus
    dalethepcmanErr so someone has obtained by illegal means a copy of software that is not yet released then complains about it not working, and you think sony and nintendo can use this to their advantage... pass whatever your smoking....
    You are automatically assuming illegal because? Surely the guy can't be a member of the media or electronics/gaming industry given an early copy for purely legitimate uses.
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  • f-14
    another DRM win MS! another reason why i will NEVER buy another console again
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