Report: New Xbox to stop functioning if Internet lost for more then 3 minutes

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  1. gamerk2

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

    There must be an offline mode.
     
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    This is not good. This reminds me of a cloud based OS. What is MS thinking?
     

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    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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    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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    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 :p
     
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    ^^ 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.
     
  9. KissSh0t

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    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha..................................

    PS4.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Remember they did release windows 8................ That is all.
     

  16. Mufflore

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    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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    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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    Ugh, you "haters" just can't resist can you? *sigh*
     
  19. Mufflore

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    Its a valid analysis.

    Oh you fanboys lol.
     
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  20. The Chubu

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    Microsoft seems to have learned a lot from EA and Sim City's launch :D
     

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