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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 5th Apr 2013 14:24 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

This is another reason to avoid gaming consoles, and support DRM free gaming and distributors, like GOG, Desura and etc. who have a principal DRM free stance.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Beta on Fri 5th Apr 2013 14:28 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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2005-07-06

This is another reason to avoid gaming consoles, and support DRM free gaming and distributors, like GOG, Desura and etc. who have a principal DRM free stance.

GoG and Desura are equals to current gen. consoles. All require internet to download new games, all let you play games while offline/when you want. Side benefits of consoles is getting new games without internet.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

No, there is a key difference. Firstly I'm talking about purely digital purchasing, not about buying retail games. For such you naturally need connection at least to buy and download the purchase. That's a good thing. But then you can backup the installer and don't need Internet to install and play the game again. In contrast, DRMed services require you connecting for their servers each time you install the game, or each time you play (or both). DRM free means - both aren't formally required once you got the installer.

Edited 2013-04-05 17:29 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by WereCatf on Fri 5th Apr 2013 14:47 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

This is another reason to avoid gaming consoles, and support DRM free gaming and distributors, like GOG, Desura and etc. who have a principal DRM free stance.


Be sure to check GOG's sales this weekend: 10 D&D RPGs for $20! ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

You can also support the request for adding Linux games there ;) http://gog.com/en/wishlist/site/add_linux_versions_of_games

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Sat 6th Apr 2013 15:35 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Most people want to relax in front of their TV and be entertained.

I love some of your unrealistic solutions you put forward.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 7th Apr 2013 03:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

PC games aren't any worse and they aren't forcing people into locked platforms.

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