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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On the issue of being able to install linux on something like the PS3, that was an option a long, long time ago. Sony decided they wouldn't allow it anymore and changed the firmware accordingly

A smaller PS3 firmware size, and getting better purchase rates for the Cell did it. It was shitty to consumers, but Sony didn’t remove Linux from your already installed device, they just stopped updating the firmware that had the support.

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