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Old April 28 2013, 08:34 AM   #26
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Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
Infern0 wrote: View Post
No but what i'm saying is unless you are living there, what is the issue?
There's plenty of issues.

Sim City and Diablo 3

I'm very confident that my internet connection will hold up, but I am concerned with Microsoft's ability to uphold their end of the bargain by providing servers that are up 24/7.

Older Games

Hey, you know what? I feel like playing some Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Genesis. I'll just pop the cart in, turn the power on, and wait while my system connects to the official Sega Server. Wait, what's this? Sega has shut down their servers? My entire library of Genesis games is now and forever dead?

Used Games

As in no more used games. Took a risk buying that $60 title and hated it? Would like to sell it and put the money towards a new game? Well, tough luck. I guess you'll have to take less risks in the future and only buy games that you're 100% sure you'll love. Say goodbye to developers taking chances and trying something new with their games! Say hello to endless sequels!

No advantage to consumers

You might be okay with the first three points I made, but you're not getting anything in return for these losses. There is no advantage, no matter how small or insignificant, to consumers here. It's all just a way for Microsoft to eliminate used games and enforce harsher DRM in an attempt to prevent piracy.
Thanks for typing that up.. it was point for point the exact summary i was going to write and i agree 100%

If they go ahead with an always on 720 i'll not even look any further and grab a PS4 non-always on console for the first time in my life and i'll be voting with my wallet.. the only protest companies really react to.

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
Microsoft isn't going to go around confirming or denying rumours based upon internet flame wars (even if a participant was a Microsoft employee). I'm sure most companies have an official policy of not reacting to rumours.
Sometimes they do because rumors have a bad habit of sticking around if they are not adressed properly and in time. That MS didn't debunk the rumor is very telling and the rumors are getting denser each day that MS went with an always on design. All the reacted to was the tone of the rumor and the jackass style this dude presented himself while being a high ranking MS employee.. he tarnished MS's reputation and they only distanced himself from him but did not deny the rumor itself.
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