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.
Permalink for comment 557704
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment
by pandronic on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:20 UTC
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

I'm a little torn on the matter. On the one hand I simply despise the whole achievement and social fad - it makes bragging to your friends or beating them without playing them more important than actual gameplay.

On the other hand, although some may disagree, some games benefit from being always on (Starcraft 2 for example) and at least in my East European country decent internet access is really wide spread.

I think I'm with the Microsoft dude on this one, but he should've worded it more politely, so that people living in more remote places don't get butthurt.

Reply Score: -2