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Default Report: New Xbox to stop functioning if Internet lost for more then 3 minutes - 04-04-2013, 20:59 | posts: 2,104 | Location: Medford, NY

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/0...interruptions/

Come on, you knew this was coming.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 21:18 | posts: 1,051 | Location: Chicago

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That's a disaster if true. So basically if your internet goes down, your gaming console goes down with it. Awesome.

PS4 it is.

I'm guessing this is part of their anti-piracy, anti-used games strategy but what a headache for gamers who suffer from bandwidth issues and outages on a regular basis.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 21:35 | posts: 10,184 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

What if you don't even have internet in the first place?

There must be an offline mode.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 21:55 | posts: 1,645 | Location: Pennsylvania

This is not good. This reminds me of a cloud based OS. What is MS thinking?
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 22:11 | posts: 6,889 | Location: Dubai

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"Unless something has changed recently, Durango consumer units must have an active Internet connection to be used," one source told the site, referring to the internal code name for Microsoft's next system. "If there isn't a connection, no games or apps can be started. If the connection is interrupted, then after a period of time—currently three minutes, if I remember correctly—the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started." Another source said this requirement was still in effect on development hardware as recently as two weeks ago.
Assuming this holds true for retail, haven't they learnt anything from Sim city, Assassin's Creed 2 and Diablo 3? I guess they would prefer first hand experience.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 22:20 | posts: 616 | Location: Antarctica

Definitely not taking X720. A console is supposed to be portable to a huge extent. Now imagine taking it to some place where there is no internet.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 22:24 | posts: 5,958 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

If these online ONLY rumors are true. Then bye bye Microsoft. If not I reckon in terms of sales they will ultimately win the next gen console war between them, Sony, and Nintendo. The Wii U has been selling horribly compared to the Wii and I would go as far as saying its one of Nintendo's worst selling consoles (forgetting the Virtual Boy lol). The PS4 and Sony have since targeted gamers, and devs. Selling to both parties pretty heavily since its reveal. I bet that Microsoft, will come out all guns blazing on the Kinect front, and the multimedia front too. They will sell the next Xbox, as a central media device for the home, and a games console second. They will show off who its partnered with such as different cable services, streaming services, include a Windows 8 type OS, a web browser, and apps. That will tie in with Windows 8 Marketplace, and the Windows SmartPhone's as well. Trying to create an Apple like product where each product is interconnected, and can communicate with each other in some way. Then they will talk about games, such as new Halo, Gears, Forza, Call Of Duty, and if we are lucky some new IP's as well. They will try and sell to every demographic, but mainly to the mass market. Which is the Apple market, and the original Wii market.

Who wants to bet me that this will happen? My crystal ball does not lie
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 22:43 | posts: 6,889 | Location: Dubai

^^ That's what they're aiming for. Their execution is lacking imo as they only end up annoying everyone in the process. Apple usually gets it right and they at least listen to the consumer when they don't.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 22:50 | posts: 2,230 | Location: 0.0.0.0

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahaha hahahahahahahhahahahaha........................... .......

PS4.
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 23:06 | posts: 955

damnnn if this is true,then ill grab a ps4,my connection while good when it works,disconnects alot during the summer in my area
   
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Default 04-04-2013, 23:35 | posts: 5,154 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

Failed before they've even launched, at least in NZ, imo.

I hope Sony destroys!!! them for good, wii-u's already a no contender and with microsofts business plans of late, this will hopefully see them pushed out for good.

dicks.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 00:14 | posts: 1,047 | Location: South China, Maine USA

I smell a lot of BS! I mean come on, "if I remember correctly" what a load of crap!

I'll say it right here and now, this is simply not true!
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 00:21 | posts: 2,230 | Location: 0.0.0.0

If it were true I can assure you there will be people trying to crack the console so you can use it without the internet.

And rightly so.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 00:24 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

As bad as MS are being, this would harm their sales a lot and they would have to know it, I doubt its true.
Then again, they have been really really dumb recently...
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 02:17 | posts: 5,421 | Location: FLA,USA

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As bad as MS are being, this would harm their sales a lot and they would have to know it, I doubt its true.
Then again, they have been really really dumb recently...
Remember they did release windows 8................ That is all.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 02:24 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

That was my main point
Then theres Windows RT, the price of their tablets...
They have tried to do an Apple and failed.
Not that I'm a fan of Apples behaviour, so I'm glad it failed lol.

Perhaps they will be forced to become more humble.
One can hope.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 02:27 | posts: 5,421 | Location: FLA,USA

Please do not drag Apple into this it's not needed, plus I don't like being the one that appears to defend them.
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 02:29 | posts: 1,047 | Location: South China, Maine USA

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Remember they did release windows 8................ That is all.

Ugh, you "haters" just can't resist can you? *sigh*
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 02:40 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

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Please do not drag Apple into this it's not needed, plus I don't like being the one that appears to defend them.
Its a valid analysis.

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Ugh, you "haters" just can't resist can you? *sigh*
Oh you fanboys lol.

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Default 04-05-2013, 02:45 | posts: 2,541 | Location: Look out!

Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from EA and Sim City's launch
   
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Ugh, you "haters" just can't resist can you? *sigh*
"Hi my name is Lycronis and I am a FANBOY" "Hi Lycronis"
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 03:15 | posts: 2,230 | Location: 0.0.0.0

Talk about the topic, do not attack each other..
   
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Default 04-05-2013, 03:29 | posts: 5,154 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

This just boggles the mind, what are these guys up to.

My windows pc doesnt stop working when my internet connection goes down. Ooh maybe that feature will get introduced with windows blue/8.1, neat.
   
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I have a few bridges to sell you guys.
   
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I have a few bridges to sell you guys.
lol sorry I couldn't resist I will stop.


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This just boggles the mind, what are these guys up to.

My windows pc doesnt stop working when my internet connection goes down. Ooh maybe that feature will get introduced with windows blue/8.1, neat.
Oh please for the love of that is good and holy do not introduce that "feature" into my windows 7 lol

OT: this seems to be a pattern not just an isolated report unless someone has a very elaborate hoax going on it does seem that the new Xbox will have a DRM imbedded into it's OS.

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