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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We play Xbox when camping
by Priest on Fri 5th Apr 2013 20:09 UTC
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We have a TV and an Xbox in the camper. We don't connect it to the Internet when we play and sometimes we use the Xbox at places where there isn't even mobile service available.

I also don't want to run Xbox over my mobile phone plan because a single game download would put me over my 2G limit.

You would say, why do you bring an Xbox camping? My response would be sometimes "camping" is just an excuse to hang out with friends by the fire and drink a few beers. It isn't about being survivor-man. The Xbox gives the kids something to do while adults hang out.

Numerous people used PSOne this way as well bringing it along on road trips with the attached screen.

A storm knocked our power out for a couple days last year but we have a generator. Even steam, a service with no physical media, has an offline mode.

His vacuum cleaner analogy is crap because it would only be relevant if people were angry if they could play multiplier online while connected to the Internet which would be agreeably stupid. Obviously I could not use the vacuum cleaner without power but I sure as hell should still be able to use a broom.

If they have to come up with analogies that stupid to justify their actions it is time to reconsider their position.

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