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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In a real world everybody is occasionally faced with limited choice. And it is unreasonable to whine about that.

It is perfectly reasonable when such a choice happen AFTER you've bought the product and the product was sold to you with the premise that you could do both the things, not just one or the other. I mean, just imagine buying a phone, but shortly after you've bought it you're given either the choice between receiving calls or making calls, not both -- would you still say it's unreasonable to whine about it?

The fact of the matter is that such "choices" should be communicated before money has exchanged hands, not after the fact.

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