Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 10:47 UTC
Games More and more evidence is pointing towards the next Xbox requiring an always-on internet connection in order to play any games - i.e., once you lose your connection, you can't play any game at all. Three minutes after losing your connection, "your" game will suspend itself and stop playing. Microsoft's Adam Orth took to Twitter to defend this anti-consumer practice, but he did so in the most ungraceful of ways.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:07 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

He's right we're always on-line anyway and I wouldn't be playing games if I wasn't as fixing the Internet connection would be much more important.

But...

Why does a game console need to be on-line in order to play a game if you're not playing other players on-line?

For nearly 40 years we've been playing with game consoles at home and that always worked fine without Internet access. Does an XBox run on PoI (Power over Internet)? Does it explode if it can't ping home?

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