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I don't agree with a lot of what has been said so far. People are acting like it only affects you when it's updating games, and that's not true. It's a completely different experience being online.

Try this, turn on your Xbox 360, and don't sign into live. Take a look at your dashboard. Then sign into live. Big huge difference. Difference between gold and silver live accounts on dashboard? Not many. Ability of multiplayer is the only major difference.

Point is, you should not be REQUIRED to have an internet connection to get the best from a GAMING CONSOLE. Just my opinion. With a pc, it's different.
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post #132 of 189
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I don't agree with a lot of what has been said so far. People are acting like it only affects you when it's updating games, and that's not true. It's a completely different experience being online.

Try this, turn on your Xbox 360, and don't sign into live. Take a look at your dashboard. Then sign into live. Big huge difference. Difference between gold and silver live accounts on dashboard? Not many. Ability of multiplayer is the only major difference.

Point is, you should not be REQUIRED to have an internet connection to get the best from a GAMING CONSOLE. Just my opinion. With a pc, it's different.

I agree with all of your points except the difference between a gold and silver account. The fact that you can't use Hulu or Netflix on a silver account is a pretty big difference imo. Hell at this point, Microsoft has made it so if you want the best outta your Xbox 360, you gotta have gold.
post #133 of 189
So, the new Xbox is going to:

-Force you to buy only new games
-Require a constant internet connection to function
-Probably still charge $50 a year to be able to play online, even though the console needs to be connected constantly
-Use a spy camera to dictate whether or not there are too many people in the room viewing content that you purchased
-Play nothing but FPS clones

Sounds like this is shaping up to be an excellent purchase! thumb.gif
    
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All I have to say, is that if Xboxs almost being guaranteed to die after a certain amount of use during the early stages didn't put a dent in MS dominating the early years of last gen consoles, I'm quite confident that an always online console would have the consequence of a pebble falling onto a sponge.

This is what I think will happen.


I always considered consoles strongpoint over the PC platform was better reliability, but last gen really showed thats not the case.
post #135 of 189
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This is what I think will happen.


I always considered consoles strongpoint over the PC platform was better reliability, but last gen really showed thats not the case.

I always considered the strong point to be ease of use. There is nothing to install, no hardware to configure, no drivers to update...you just put the disk in and press power.

Probably why I've never gotten into console gaming...some times half the fun of PC gaming is getting the game to run (or run better). At least I find it fun...but then, I'm a geek.
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post #136 of 189
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Agreed, the way this is worded could mean anything.

Indeed, but it seems some people have already made up their minds.

OT: I noticed you have a new Intel computer. May I ask why you chose a 3570k over an FX 8350 tongue.gif
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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.

There will probably be some sort of limited offline mode, perhaps you can watch movies and play downloadable titles of the sort you would buy from xbox arcade. Maybe.
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Nobsoles have always been holding back PC gaming advancements, end of story.

You meant to say, the PC has never been strong enough to support and sustain itself and become THE target platform for anything mainstream so it pick ups the scraps and third rate ports from the consoles where the hardware advances at a slower rate. When you walk by a store display and see a console stop and say "thanks to you I don't have to still play pong in 2013"
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Nobsoles have always been holding back PC gaming advancements, end of story. The sooner the consumers realize this and hop platforms (whether it be Steambox or learn to bargain hunt and a build a damn good computer) the better the industry as a whole will get. Developers/publishers costs are simply less on the PC platform; "no" (drastically less) ridiculous royalty costs (which publishers pay Sony/MS once the game is manufactured rather than when the sales roll in) and patching costs.

You're right, PC games never have problems.
Tomb Raider - driver issues
Sim City - A PC EXCLUSIVE THAT'S SEVERELY LIMITED - horrible launch
Ropes of Crysis 3
Silly tesselation of Crysis 2
Driver issues
Nvidia/AMD wars
Intel/AMD wars

these are all advantages of having a PC
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I always considered the strong point to be ease of use. There is nothing to install, no hardware to configure, no drivers to update...you just put the disk in and press power.

Probably why I've never gotten into console gaming...some times half the fun of PC gaming is getting the game to run (or run better). At least I find it fun...but then, I'm a geek.

Because system updates, game patches and forced game installations are 'nothing', right? thumb.gif
    
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