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post #21 of 189
Just buy a PS4 instead, it doesn't require you to be connected at all times or so Sony claims. biggrin.gif

If Sony does the same dumb stuff Microsoft is doing, I guess we can forget about nextgen Consoles totally. How idiotic is it that they expect your internet connection to be perfect? They're not even real next-gen since most our Pc's currently probably have better hardware in it anyways. Both of them probably will be using GPU variants from 2010 and 2009. *chkl*
Edited by funnyman - 3/20/13 at 8:48am
post #22 of 189
I don't mind always on, always connected. All my devices stay connected when turned on. Steam starts with Windows and the only time I've used offline mode is when I was deployed to Iraq. My PS3 connects to the PSN when powered on. So, it's not really an issue for me.
What concerns me about the next Xbox is the rumor that it will block used games.
post #23 of 189
More of the question is how it will really be used.
Will it not allow offline gaming, ever? I mean, what if your internet connection goes down? Game will stop? No menu? Can't play at all?

Your internet connection goes down = the new red ring of death?

I also wonder if it means they will save the game saves on the MS cloud instead of locally, or both like steam does.
Still need some clarification before going fireman on MS.
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That sounds pretty nice to not have to wait. Microsoft is improving even more on quick starting with their products.

Sounds similar to what the PS4 is doing. It was announced during the PS4 conference that you can shut down at any time and start playing from the exact same spot later on. Also you can start playing games as they are in the process of downloading/installing.
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What this could mean is that it will update etc while in standby. It kind of already does this to a degree if you have pending downloads and switch the system off. It could just be a more evolved system like that.

That is possible...meaning that it would technically never be powered off if it was plugged in and ABLE to access the Internet...not required to do so. It would make the updates without restarting bit make a little sense. They could pass out the updates and install them when the system wasn't in use.

I'd be happier if the leak had specifically said that...and maybe it did and the author omitted some to make it more sensationalist. We all know that never happens.
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That sounds pretty nice to not have to wait. Microsoft is improving even more on quick starting with their products.

Sounds similar to what the PS4 is doing. It was announced during the PS4 conference that you can shut down at any time and start playing from the exact same spot later on. Also you can start playing games as they are in the process of downloading/installing.

That is very nifty. I'd imagine this is done by means of "chapterizing" where you can begin playing the game once the first "chapter" of it is downloaded and verified.
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I expected that some ppl would have learn something from recent events.

I hope there will be offline mode.
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I only clicked on this for the comments jerry.gif
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So I can't get one of these for my cottage (Which has no internet) and connect to a tv for my kids to play games together?
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