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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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 6th Apr 2013 17:15 UTC
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Fighting piracy by punishing everybody has never and will never work. Microsoft just can't seem to get anything right lately.

If the next xbox requires an always-on internet connection, I will not be buying it. Period. If I buy a gaming console, I own it. If I buy a game, I own it. It's unacceptable to me that a gaming console requires an internet connection or it will shut itself off. It's unacceptable to me that Microsoft be given the power to control when & where I play games that I've purchased.

I plan on buying one of the next generation consoles, and I planned on it being an xbox. But unless Microsoft reverses themselves on this issue, I'll gladly be giving Sony my money this time.

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