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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Sounds like a douche.
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 18:09 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I already am against Sony and have been since the first PlayStation. I have been against Microsoft as a company for years (especially for their operating systems, abusive monopolistic practices, etc.), but when it came to gaming (specifically, Xbox) or certain PC hardware peripherals, I typically let it slide.

First, the so-called "New Xbox Experience," ads constantly burning into your eyes produced by a system and games that do not come cheap, and now... always on Internet as a requirement to top it off. And if that weren't bad enough, a Microsoft employee trying to "defend" it while simultaneously sounding like a douche.

If I got shitty cell phone reception, damn right I wouldn't get a cell phone; a regular house phone would do. When the electricity goes out, 99% of the time it's natural and weather-related (ie. a storm); in other words, not really the fault of the electric company. Internet? Not so much. But that's okay, because I never play online games, so using this logic the unwanted requirement to always be online so they can "watch" me will just leave me with Nintendo for my video game fix.

No problem there, because I have pretty much been a Nintendo fan since I was young. They're the only company that seems to remain true to their traditional goals without selling out.

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