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[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Lobotomik on Sat 6th Apr 2013 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Well, when I have free time I like to get to choose what do with it. I cannot understand what is wrong about using my toys whenever I see fit, rather than when Microsoft does.

Why dou you think everybody should share your scale of preferences? Why should they first ensure they have an internet connection going, then worry about anything else? What if they don't have it, out of choice or fate?

It is your patronising attitude that is a bit irritating, reducing the world to rich guys in modern cities who deserve being catered for, and romantic farmers in far away lands that grow food for them but have no internet. Oh, and nasty guys with houses on the beach that do nothing but play games.

People are more variate than you and Microsoft picture or care for, as are their circumstances.

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