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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Microsoft's corporate mindset is
by Sasparilla on Sat 6th Apr 2013 18:19 UTC
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As a xBox and now 360 user who rarely plays online, I can say I will never get the new Xbox if Microsoft runs with this stupid idea (probably so they can sell the info to what you are doing 24/7 to some yahoos or just themselves).

They were never a consumer oriented company and this is just an example of where they come from with their corporate mindset (i.e. we can do whatever the x!#$ we want cause you have to come through us).

Well sir, no I don't and since the PS4 won't be doing this (and Bungie will be on that now) and will run very similar hardware, it makes that choice very easy.

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