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 Chris_G
by toast88 on Mon 8th Apr 2013 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Chris_G"
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I understand the difference. I just don't think it is as much of a problem as you think it is.

Then you're simply not a gamer.

People who like video also like to play old video games. And, heck, I want to be able to play all my Nintendo 64 games I bought years ago even in 2030, provided that the hardware still runs fine (which certainly will due to it's simplicity).

No artificial limitation should keep you from gaming in the future.

It's just crippleware.


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