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[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 7th Apr 2013 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I recently bought a Wii U for my son's birthday. On first boot I had to update the firmware, which took a long time.

During the 80's and 90's when I was in to playing computer games as much as possible the advantage of a console over a home computer was instant playability. Just insert the cartridge, turn it on and you could play.

Playing on a home computer involved long loading times from tape or diskette.

It's a shame they couldn't keep this advantage alive.

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