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

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  1. Datagg3

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    Francis does rock and frankly speaks the truth on all fronts. I'm no fan boy, I own all the systems yet even with that being said, if MS pulls this im done with them, PERIOD. I read something today, I forget where but it was suggested that if MS does this they can come out with a patch to fix it.... i had to laugh at this one as internet would be needed to get the patch.... the whole thing makes me sick that it could happen.

    My gut says its a "Bait and Switch" tactic to give Sony a bit of a rise till the ball is dropped at E3, that's my thought. But if i am wrong, MS will have committed the biggest sin in console history, period.
     
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    i'll probably go out of my way and buy a competing console even though i have no interest in consoles.
     
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    Hey Microsoft this person is clever~

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  8. GhostXL

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    It is true, and MS is already trying to defend themselves.

    http://megagames.com/news/microsoft-kinda-apologizes-always-online-console-tweets

    Now, while it is true that its always online, and you need internet access to even play games, the 3 minutes until the unit stops functioning is just for the Durango dev kits. This may change on the final box's, or it may not....
     
  9. AndreasGuido

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    There got to be an offline mode?! If not,then MS is in trouble. PS4 would be the console for me anyway
     
  10. XP-200

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    If the next xbox does comes with a always on requirement i assume MS would have the ability to patch out the feature if it became obvious it was hindering sales of the hardwear.

    Only time will tell, but its strange they have allowed such a negative buzz to gain momentum, if it was indeed untrue.

    Ok now to deal with second hand games block. lol
     

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    I'm of a mind that if these rumours were totally unfounded MS would have refuted them by now, as Sony did when similar things were being said about the PS4. I hope that they turn out to be false, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  12. Elite Bushido™

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    its just getting people talking about it, to hate the idea. MS will announce the console this summer without it and BOOM the relief from people will make more want it

    not true at all. MS has never responded to rumors of any kind
     
  13. Lycronis

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    Nothing in that article claimed that it was true and if you actually read what MS said, you would understand what they were apologizing for. It had NOTHING to do with the subject that's being discussed in this thread. Microsoft has not announced ANYTHING about their next console, nor have they EVER responded to rumors on unannounced products so they neither confirmed or denied anything. Why don't you folks that are so intent on riding the "bandwagon" wait until something OFFICIAL is announced? Until then, it is what it is, pure speculation and rumor. And I still stand by what I said before, regardless. ;)
     
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    I WILL NOT BE BUYING ONE internet on all the time .............. nightmare I would have to play games when I use it
     
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    In this situation it might be in their best interests to respond to it. More so considering the ass some of their representatives have made of themselves. As for your 'not true at all' statement, I'm not sure what that's directed too considering I've stated quite clearly that I'm unsure either way.
     

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    I just can't believe that Microsoft would make such a dumb move to make their next console always online. Have they not learned anything from the games that have tried this over the last few years with SimCity being the recent prime example of how "always on" just goes disastrously wrong.
     
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    Too much tin foil hattery going on over this and you guys are eating this sh!t up. We don't know anything for sure. As of right now it's all FUD. Unless you have a working crystal ball in front of you that shows otherwise. In that case, mine giving me wednesdays lotto numbers. :D
     
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    Like denying there will be Halo 3 on Steam because they don't respond to rumors AT ALL EVER BECAUSE OF REASONS.

    They of course come out very quickly denying the claims regarding Halo 3 on Steam.

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    Another interesting video, this time including a Ghost in the Shell quote which was quite interesting to see used in this context.

    Dear Microsoft Regarding Always Online DRM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZberPj7gI3A
     
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  20. F1refly

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    Reason being is that it's very plausable considering how we see bits of such for the PC with always online games and we know MS and Sony hates the idea of second hand sales, they would have to hate it from an accountants perspective.

    Sony maybe plotting the same thing for all we really know, just havn't announced it yet, but IF either does, you know they will describe it as being some cool feature or try to make it out to be..so likely they will offer some kind of benefit to make it seem necessary, like cloud syncing save files or something offering no more corrupt or lost saves!...and the crowd in the room will clap each time they talk to the audience about the features.
     

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