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[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 6th Apr 2013 14:34 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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It's a bit odd that you clearly haven't understood what I wrote and kind of accuse me of being Internet addicted and then go on to reveal you go to a beach house to play on a game console. Perhaps playing games and aggression do go hand in hand.

I merely stated that fixing an Internet connection has my higher priority than playing games. Not because I'm an addict, but because my Internet connection provides more than just a way of web surfing.

But don't worry, if it goes down it has an automatic wireless Internet fallback system.

So far the only arguments I've seen on why people's Internet connections aren't always-on is remote farmers and some guy preferring to take his game console to places without Internet.

I was against the always-on requirement, but I'm starting to be less certain now.

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