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


You're given an "Accept" or "Decline" option.....

I think anybody can figure that out. It's a pretty seamless experience.
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If this is true, then it's a definite no thank you.

I want to be able to have my consoles offline if needed.
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post #143 of 189
Sooo if constant online access is required does it mean we still need to purchase an xbox live gold account to play multiplayer and access netflix and the goodies? Although details are not apparent at this time, it doesn't sound too appealing...

Well luckily i'm building a very stout htpc and anticipating the new ps4 biggrin.gif
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post #144 of 189
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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.

Sounds like Steam on my PC...

Haven't been able to play a single game while deployed (after the first month) because, apparently, you still need to sign in every 30 days to verify your username and password. madsmiley.png
post #145 of 189
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Oh God here we go.

Exactly what I said soon as I saw the name of this thread. Christ Microsoft if your gonna copy EA and do the DRM stuff ill just swap over to Sony, no big deal your games arent that good.
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post #146 of 189
Man, I really wish people would quit treating this rumor as fact. All of these idiot bloggers are stirring up a storm of stupid all for pageviews, and idiots en masse are just gobbling it up.

This. Will. Not. Happen.
post #147 of 189
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Man, I really wish people would quit treating this rumor as fact. All of these idiot bloggers are stirring up a storm of stupid all for pageviews, and idiots en masse are just gobbling it up.

This. Will. Not. Happen.

Regardless, whether it's true or not, I personally am through with consoles. Now that many games allow me to use my 360 controller (I'm a gamepad gamer for FPS, always preferred it, and I play just as well as the mouse and keyboard jockeys), I've no need for the console experience. Internet enable TVs have removed my need to have a 360 with Live in order to use my Netflix account.

While the PS4 shows some promising improvements in graphics, PCs at that time will be able to match and beat it.

Besides, I can sneak in a few minutes of game playing while working all while on the same device! Gotta love being self-employed thumb.gif
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Regardless, whether it's true or not, I personally am through with consoles. Now that many games allow me to use my 360 controller (I'm a gamepad gamer for FPS, always preferred it, and I play just as well as the mouse and keyboard jockeys), I've no need for the console experience. Internet enable TVs have removed my need to have a 360 with Live in order to use my Netflix account.

While the PS4 shows some promising improvements in graphics, PCs at that time will be able to match and beat it.

Besides, I can sneak in a few minutes of game playing while working all while on the same device! Gotta love being self-employed thumb.gif

There are obvious pros to being strictly a PC gamer, but I've found a combination of consoles and PC is the most enjoyable, at least for me. All of my friends are on consoles, and since I mostly play multiplayer games, I will always have more fun on consoles than PC. Another factor is price, and consoles will always beat PC in that regard IMO. On the topic of the next consoles though, I am considering switching from Xbox to PS, simply because it looks like Microsoft is taking a more casual approach to it's console, whereas the PS4 looks like it will be a traditional console; which is what I want in mine.
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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

My FX died and it was either pay for a new FX-8350 or use my spare i5. (I had it in a rig mainly to quickly do encoding, etc while my main rig was still at 100% for gaming, now I just do it on this and am planning to make that spare rig into an FX-8350 based one)

People: This can be taken as the always online way, or simply that it's like the current 360 in terms of how it's online...Even if it wasn't a rumour no point getting all riled up over nothing.
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did people complain when Xbox 1 required broadband for xbox live? These standards allow developers to expand on a constant platform. Maybe it sounds far-fetched to have a "always connected" console...but that's what they already are. Do you turn your wi-fi off when you play your xbox? In the near future, the average household is expected to have 8 internet connected devices...even our freakin refrigerators! Sure this always on connection may help them to secure game purchases, but at the same time, it'll help the gamer be connected to his/her friends (just like they already are)
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