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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Comment by Chris_G
by Chris_G on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:22 UTC
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Why? I can understand the temptation to require always-on when piracy is an issue. I don't agree with it, but I do understand it. But consoles are generally locked down already and, IIRC, require modding to be able to play pirated games, right? So what's the point of forcing every game to use it?

Edited 2013-04-05 11:28 UTC

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