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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New Yorker here. My internet service is pretty good, despite occasional service outages. But when "hurricane" Sandy came, much of the city had no power for days. Some of it had no power for more than a week. Some cable internet providers were down. Some DSL switching boxes and centers were down. I have friends who got together and whiled away the time playing Xbox on generator power for days. To them, this was when the cost of their gaming setups really proved worthwhile.

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