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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence
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Not everyone is online all the time. Some of us still like to go 'off network' in order to get stuff done.

Personally, if you think you need to be online all the time, you are suffering from internet addiction and should get some medical help for that. If you can't face say a 10hr flight without being online then... well isn't it a tiny bit obvious that you need help?

We're talking home internet connection, not personally doing stuff online constantly while at home; let alone the need to be online while away from the house. (if you're not at home then you're not going to be playing on your XBox anyway, who even cares?)

What's more, the "internet addition" remark is just a personal attack and completely unnecessary.

Why is it some people must insist on posting the most over the top counter arguments? As I would normally be in complete agreement with you on this topic but those comments above are just ridiculous.

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