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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by Lobotomik on Sat 6th Apr 2013 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
Lobotomik
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2006-01-03

Well, what I said was quite clear.

I say that *I* like going away from home to places where there is no internet connection *AT ALL*, and when I go to my beach house I like taking the console with me, and I don't see a valid reason why I could not.

*You* think keeping alive your internet connection 24x7 is your highest concern. Good for you, I guess. BTW, what do you do when it fails? Sit by the door, twiddling your thumbs, while the service people arrive? Do you cook? Do you go to work?

There are also *MANY* people that don't have a good quality and always-on connection to Internet, even when they are not on vacations. They should be able to play with their console, too, and the current console generation makes it obvious that it is possible.

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