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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I heard it was to do with institutions (labs, animations studios &c.) bulk buying PS3s for the processing power of their eccentric range of internal chips, which was very competitively priced, pound for pound, flop for flop. If you sell consoles at a loss, you really don't want anyone buying lots of consoles but no games.

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