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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by shotsman on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
shotsman
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Not everyone is online all the time. Some of us still like to go 'off network' in order to get stuff done.

Personally, if you think you need to be online all the time, you are suffering from internet addiction and should get some medical help for that. If you can't face say a 10hr flight without being online then... well isn't it a tiny bit obvious that you need help?

Then there is the cost. Many Mobile/Cell companies are reducing their data limits just at a time when more people are using them. When it is cheaper to spend an hour on the phone to someone on the other side of the world than it is to load up a few web pages while roaming off your home network something is very wrong.

If MS go ahead with this then I know a good number of parents who will simply not bother to upgrade. Another wonderful MS marketing decision... (like TIFKAM?)

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