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 anda_skoa on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Chris_G"
anda_skoa
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So what's the point of forcing every game to use it?


It is not about piracy, which in itself is just a strawman.

It is about being able to set and enforce new restrictions and any given time.
E.g. not allowing a game to be played in a country it hasn't been sold yet (similar to DVD region codes but more effective).

One additional problem is that once a consumer device such as an X-Box has this requirement, it won't take long until non-game content producers want to use those "features" as well.

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