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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Network Control == Total Control?
by im_herb on Mon 8th Apr 2013 14:44 UTC
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So, let me get this straight: if my teenagers get one of these things, and convince me to put its MAC address on my network, when I turn off that MAC address at midnight, I'm also forcing them off the entire system? Sweet! More <3 to Micro$oft!

This policy of theirs makes me happy, but will disgruntle game lovers everywhere. ;)

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