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Old May 4 2013, 05:49 AM   #46
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Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"

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Imagine if Microsoft waved enough money in naughty dog's faces, the PS4 would be dead on arrival without their exclusives.
Sony owns Naughty Dog.
So a lot of money then? Hey, Microsoft did try to buy Nintendo, so it could happen.
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Old May 4 2013, 11:15 PM   #47
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Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"

So wait, the new XBox is going to be "always online" and you won't be able to play your games if they aren't connected to the Internet?

So what happens when the XBox 4 comes out and Live is discontinued for XBox 3?? You won't be able to play your XBox 3 games ever again? How is this a good idea???

I don't know about you, but I think this is the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. What a HUUUGE waste of money. "Oh I spent hundreds of dollars on games for my XBox 3, but now they're just a bunch of drink coasters because XBox Live has been discontinued for it."

I wouldn't be surprised if they actually do this, though. I've already noticed that certain of my 360 games, if they have an update for them, don't play offline until you install the update from Live. I find it extremely annoying.
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Old May 4 2013, 11:51 PM   #48
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So wait, the new XBox is going to be "always online" and you won't be able to play your games if they aren't connected to the Internet?
That is the rumor. It hasn't been officially announced (or denied).

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So what happens when the XBox 4 comes out and Live is discontinued for XBox 3?? You won't be able to play your XBox 3 games ever again? How is this a good idea???
Microsoft doesn't care. They already have your money.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they actually do this, though. I've already noticed that certain of my 360 games, if they have an update for them, don't play offline until you install the update from Live. I find it extremely annoying.
Which games? I've never seen that happen.
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Old May 4 2013, 11:52 PM   #49
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It is still just a rumour. We'll know for sure on May 21st.
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Old May 6 2013, 02:49 AM   #50
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So wait, the new XBox is going to be "always online" and you won't be able to play your games if they aren't connected to the Internet?
That is the rumor. It hasn't been officially announced (or denied).

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So what happens when the XBox 4 comes out and Live is discontinued for XBox 3?? You won't be able to play your XBox 3 games ever again? How is this a good idea???
Microsoft doesn't care. They already have your money.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they actually do this, though. I've already noticed that certain of my 360 games, if they have an update for them, don't play offline until you install the update from Live. I find it extremely annoying.
Which games? I've never seen that happen.
I can't remember, but I know Transformers War for Cybertron was one, and Dragon Age: Origins wouldn't let me play any of the DLC missions until I logged on and updated the game.
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Old May 6 2013, 03:46 AM   #51
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I've already noticed that certain of my 360 games, if they have an update for them, don't play offline until you install the update from Live. I find it extremely annoying.
Which games? I've never seen that happen.
I can't remember, but I know Transformers War for Cybertron was one, and Dragon Age: Origins wouldn't let me play any of the DLC missions until I logged on and updated the game.
Ah. With Dragon Age, that's a different scenario - the DLC depends on some content that was included in the patches. If you bought the Ultimate Edition, the game should have already been updated on-disc; if not, since you had the connection once to install the DLC they assume you can (re)connect to patch, I guess.
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Old May 6 2013, 04:42 PM   #52
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According to an internal Microsoft email, the rumours are false.

There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should 'just work' regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu-ray disc, watching live TV, and yes playing a single player game.
It's still not an official confirmation, but I think it's solid enough evidence that we can put our pitchforks down.
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Old May 6 2013, 04:49 PM   #53
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Never! MS must pay for something they might not do.
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Old May 6 2013, 04:59 PM   #54
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But I just bought this pitchfork! Now what am I supposed to do with it?
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Old May 6 2013, 09:25 PM   #55
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I just came here to post the same thing. I hope this is true....

Watching Live TV, huh??

Coaxial or HDMI input?
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Old May 9 2013, 12:50 AM   #56
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Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"

Microsoft backpedaling?
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Old May 9 2013, 10:40 AM   #57
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Microsoft backpedaling?
Seems like it.. MS is in the game to make profit and it may be that they made some calculations about lost customers vs. financial gain with an always on console.

Seems like the result was too uncertain (or plain certain in favor for an unconnected console) and MS didn't want to risk anything.

We will all know for sure in a couple of weeks.
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Old May 11 2013, 12:51 PM   #58
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Damage already done in my opinion.
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Old May 11 2013, 01:54 PM   #59
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Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:04 AM   #60
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Microsoft must have been at least considering blocking used game sales or they would have quashed this rumor a long time ago. Its just damaging their brand. We wont know for sure for years but I think all the backlash is what made them back off it. So please continue complaining about it on the net. Companies do pay attention to it.

And for the posters who said that no one listens to reviews and it doesnt matter what the hardcore think I think that is incorrect. Most people really dont know what the specs are or anything at all but they do get the 'buzz'. It doesn't matter why we all hate the new xbox it only matters that enough people do so that consumers develop a negative feeling towards it.
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