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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MS make Sony look like nice people
by silviucc on Fri 5th Apr 2013 11:54 UTC
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Holy shit! When you make Sony look like the nice guys of the console/entertainment world, you're doing it wrong. Sony goes out of their way to make sure indies will be coding for their PS4 machine, meanwhile MS just keeps on pissing them in the face. Now this?!

Does MS actually want to sell this product of theirs?!

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silviucc Member since:

Before calling me an "MS fanboy" check out my comments on other topics here on OSnews.

While I'm certainly no fan of MS I think I might have stumbled over one of Sony's, else I really can't explain the passion or name calling.

On the issue of being able to install linux on something like the PS3, that was an option a long, long time ago. Sony decided they wouldn't allow it anymore and changed the firmware accordingly (sometime in 2010) . People were left with a choice: upgrade fw to be able tot play new titles on their PS3s or keep the current one that allowed them to install another OS on there.

There was a huge outcry and almost a lawsuit. Judge tossed it out. Google it up.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Oh come on. You can't bring up Linux on Playstation as a proof that Sony is hip with the haxors. They removed the other os option and effectively left them out in the cold without so much as a warm blanket.

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moondevil Member since:

Sony went downhill from Yaroze.

Yaroze had complete hardware access.

PS2 Linux you had to access the hardware via special libraries higher level than the real developers had.

PS3 Linux had an hypervisor without access to 3D features, and it was later on removed from standard PS3 anyway.

PSVita is .NET only.

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