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: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Fri 5th Apr 2013 16:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

He's right we're always on-line anyway


No "we" are not. In fact, most people on this planet probably aren't.

Why does a game console need to be on-line in order to play a game if you're not playing other players on-line?


One word: control.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 16:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Most can't afford an XBox anyway.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by ze_jerkface on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Wouldn't have bought it anyways.

Where did we hear that before? Oh yea with Windows 8. I was told that I "wouldn't have bought it anyways" in the face of overwhelmingly negative feedback because I guess Microsoft defenders have a better idea of where my money actually goes.

But with Windows 8 and Surface being HUGE successes it seems that Microsoft is completely justified in ignoring their existing customers.

In the coastal town where I vacation I'll be playing a PS4 with a big stack of games that I wouldn't have bought anyways. I haven't bought a Sony console in years but I guess Microsoft doesn't want the money that I wouldn't have spent anyways.

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