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 Chris_G
by drcouzelis on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Chris_G"
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I (and many others) own and enjoy using a Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, NES, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast. The release dates of these games and consoles range between 14 years and 27 years old. I'll be able to continue enjoying the games I bought as long as the hardware continues working.

Likewise, with my Wii console, I will continue being able to play it until the hardware breaks.

How long will a person be able to play video games on the next version of the Xbox? How long will Microsoft keep the servers for it running? Five years? Ten years? All websites eventually go down.

My children love playing the old video games I saved. Will the next generation of video games be arond long enough for anyone's children be able to play them?


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