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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viton
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2005-08-09

Sony could have removed OtherOS-feature from future PS3s while leaving the then-current ones intact

As you probably forgot, it was the original intention.

In the end they pissed lots of people off and showed how much they really care about consumers.

They have to protect the infrastructure at all costs. 0.00001% of consumer base was faced the choice - game or coding (including me). Not a big deal overall.

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