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[5]: Comment by Chris_G
by Drumhellar on Sun 7th Apr 2013 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Chris_G"
Drumhellar
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Well, it allows one to charge a higher price in regions that can afford higher prices. Example: $20 for a movie in the US, and only $5 for the same movie in Malaysia.

Or, a movie may be coming out on DVD/Blu Ray in the US before it comes out in theaters in Europe. You don't want to cannibalize ticket sales in Europe by allowing people to import DVDs.

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