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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I have a giant stack of Xbox games
by ze_jerkface on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:13 UTC
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

I'm the ideal customer since I will toss a $60 game into my basket when getting groceries without much thought. I don't spend much on movies so it really doesn't bother me to pay full price.

I sometimes take my Xbox to the coast where internet ranges from non-existent to spotty and slow. I also take a 32" LED if the cabin has an older tv.

So I'll be protest-buying a PS4 on day one, even if there aren't any games I want. Maybe I will use it to play PS1 classics. Microsoft fanboys will have to make up for my lost sales, just as I said they would have to with Surface. How is that working out?

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Novan_Leon Member since:
2005-12-07

I agree with your sentiments; however, as for the PS4, I doubt you'll be able to play any of the older Playstation games until/if they get the Gaikai-style streaming service online.

That is, unless the PS4 is beefy enough to brute force emulate PS1/2 games (perhaps it is?).

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I agree with your sentiments; however, as for the PS4, I doubt you'll be able to play any of the older Playstation games until/if they get the Gaikai-style streaming service online.

That is, unless the PS4 is beefy enough to brute force emulate PS1/2 games (perhaps it is?).


It's an 8-core system with 8GB RAM and a capable GPU, it should be able to emulate PS1 and PS2 just fine. PS3 is out of the question, but the rumours say that PS3-games will be handled by Gaikai-based streaming. Of course, it being beefy enough to emulate PS1&PS2 doesn't mean that Sony will allow you to do that; they may want you to stream those, too, via Gaikai, or that you shell out more money and buy them from the online-store. In other words, don't count on anything yet until the details are known for certain.

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