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 ze_jerkface on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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He's right we're always on-line

No we are not always online.

The economics still don't make sense to connect every U.S. household with broadband.

And just because you have a phone line does not mean you can get DSL.

Maybe you and Orthy should get together and start digging ditches out to farms. In the meantime Sony will make extra money by using a game plan that is based on reality and customer feedback.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 18:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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If it's true the new XBox requires an always-on Internet connection I assume they did a study and know how many do and how many don't have this.

For the record I think it's bad idea, but if Microsoft goes ahead they probably figure they can do without the farmers.

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