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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm not always on-line, but my Internet connection is.

An increasing number of people, at least here in The Netherlands, use the Internet also for VoIP and television. I personally have my email server at home. We were planning to get television over Internet today.

So if our Internet connection goes down I would immediately try to fix it. It doesn't happen often and when it does it's often a glitch at the provider's end, but it may very well not be. If I leave it down for hours only to find out the problem is worse than imaged a lot of time is already lost.

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