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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suckers
by bnolsen on Fri 5th Apr 2013 12:39 UTC
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

The problem here is that most console gamers won't know or care about this restriction until its too late: when something goes swrong and they can't get their fix.

I suspect something like this will be waaay too tempting for hacker groups to go after. Who doesn't want to make tens of thousands of spoiled rich brats cry who find their gaming console superficially disabled when they turn it on to play?

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RE: suckers
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 12:41 in reply to "suckers"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't look down too much from that high horse, buddy, you might get a neck cramp.

Holy crap.

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RE[2]: suckers
by bnolsen on Sun 7th Apr 2013 20:48 in reply to "RE: suckers"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Sadly enough the stereotype does to some degree describe a large part of the young gamer demographic whose parents buy their kids gaming systems to serve as the babysitter. I don't think that large demographic cares about the details behind their shiny new consoles.

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