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 MOS6510
by twitterfire on Fri 5th Apr 2013 15:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Does it explode if it can't ping home?

We must fight software piracy and terrorism, so trying to use a device that is not always on might make some folks think that you're either a pirate or a terrorist or both. ;)

Probably, the next gen devices will require us not only to be always on and have a gps built in, but to have a camera always on, too.

Edited 2013-04-05 15:56 UTC

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