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[2]: Comment
by pandronic on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment"
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Well, that's a valid point then, I don't own an Xbox and I don't know anything about their up-time. I was assuming 99,999% at least.

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RE[3]: Comment
by WereCatf on Fri 5th Apr 2013 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Well, that's a valid point then, I don't own an Xbox and I don't know anything about their up-time. I was assuming 99,999% at least.


Imagine Anon or something DDOSing the servers Xbox720 connects to -> No one can do shit with their consoles. Not. One. Single. Person.

Still sounds like such a good idea?

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RE[4]: Comment
by Priest on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

Valid point. Wasn't the play station network taken down by hackers for like 3 months or something only a couple years ago?

When it came back they reset everyone's password and I ended up creating another account and losing a couple cheap games (like Salt Shooter) I had associated to my old account.

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RE[3]: Comment
by Brunis on Fri 5th Apr 2013 14:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Well, that's a valid point then, I don't own an Xbox and I don't know anything about their up-time. I was assuming 99,999% at least.


Ask all the people who had to activate their Windows keys when the activation servers buckled under pressure. Ask all Diablo3 players what happens.
Ask all SimCity owners what happens.

It might be 99% up.. but the 1% down time happnes when you have to register/activate/play.

It's to control Piracy and jack up prices. In my Amiga days all developers and publishers were whining.. oh if only people bought more copies of their games, they could lower prices.. haha, what a joke.. now that they can force everyone to pay, they jack UP the prices, cause you got nowhere else to go!

Case in point, see the difference between any EA sports game on PC vs PS3 ;)

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