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[3]: Comment by Chris_G
by henderson101 on Mon 8th Apr 2013 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Chris_G"
henderson101
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I own a Dreamcast. None of the online services that once existed still work, outside of a few fan run servers. So basically, any of the games with online play are severely limited now. I have games on the XBOX 360 that have had their servers close (very early ones, usually sports based.) So, essentially again, the online play is gone. Imagine all of the games required a server to play at all - this is the issue. I don't care if Microsoft still provides Windows 98 updates or not, they won't keep a bunch of console servers running indefinitely, no matter how much they promise to. Nor will they provide Windows 98 downloads for much longer.

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