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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In a way this is for the best
by Chrispynutt on Fri 5th Apr 2013 15:54 UTC
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

We need the idea of 'always on' to seem so toxic it is actually damaging to the career of clueless execs.

If this disaster changes the Next Xbox policy, along with the Sim City mess, sheer feral self interest might stop this particular bad line of thought being employed in the future. Not that I expect them to understand why it is so bad, merely that they need to save their own skin.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

There is still a chance the majority of the people will just keep buying it and all vendors will adopt it. The rest can choose not to buy anything.

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