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[Hexus] Next Xbox will be “Always On, Always Connected”

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Always On, Always Connected

The next Xbox will “always maintain a network connection”. The documentation says this is to keep console system software and games always fully up-to-date. Also being always on means that users will be able to quickly resume connected gaming experiences. Whether the constant internet connection is used for DRM purposes remains to be seen.

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Sidnt see this posted yet, first news post hope I got it right.
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Oh God here we go.
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here we go...this thread will either be locked soon or be at 500+ posts.

Well if it is only or updates...you can hook it every now and then to check for them. I highly doubt it will stop there though as I just pointed out you don't need to be always on line for updates.

All PC ported games will require the same thing too as well I would assume
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Unless I choose not to connect it. Right? Right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TomiKazi View Post

Unless I choose not to connect it. Right? Right?

Then good luck getting to your Xbox's menu interface and starting up a game. That's my guess, I don't think you'll be able to and you'll get a popup the second you disconnect from the Internet that won't let you do a damn thing on the unit.
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That sounds pretty nice to not have to wait. Microsoft is improving even more on quick starting with their products. I wonder why the kinect will be needed.
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Nobody will buy this!
















Except for the millions upon millions who will buy this!



Edit: surely this should be in rumours?
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post #9 of 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomiKazi View Post

Unless I choose not to connect it. Right? Right?

but then you will be missing the updates that are supposedly coming so often that the console needs to be online every second it is powered on. So then it is ready and the users will not need to restart the console to install updates. Well, if it wasn't online then it would not have an update to install.

See this is what I hate...why can't they just say what they are doing? No one with an ounce of technological common sense will believe this. What they said was impossible and had they stopped for one second and even thought about it they should have known there was a lot of people that would see right through it. Just say they are utilizing online DRM and be done with it...that is fine and I fully understand their reasoning for it (understand it if not always agree with it). I hate being lied to and so do most other people. They will likely get more bad press from the lie than if they were just on the level.

Though this is still a leak...but for some reason I am readily able to believe it. That right there is probably an issue in itself.

Yeah...should be in rumors. I was thinking this was official since we are getting closer to the launch. Just another leak...though would they leak a lie? The internal communication at Microsoft is really that the always online aspect is needed just for updating? There is no way that a single person in the building would believe that.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/20/13 at 8:38am
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Quote:
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That sounds pretty nice to not have to wait. Microsoft is improving even more on quick starting with their products. I wonder why the kinect will be needed.

They want to spy on you and limit your tv/movie viewing to a certain amount of people rolleyes.gif
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