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Isn't this sort of a confirmation now that they are going ahead with this, since this is coming from a Microsoft employee?

If it is a confirmation, then you can take for granted that I am sticking with my PC, and a WiiU.
   
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Oh god, this made me imagine Windows always-online DRM.. The horror!

 

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I'll #dealwithit by not buying your console.

 

But anyway, it really just comes down to this ^ Vote with your wallet instead of supporting garbage

Edited by Yumyums - 4/5/13 at 12:50am
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Even if this was a troll, anyone else think that a creative director for MS should not just be trolling people on his twitter account?
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Personally I think this is the greatest idea ever brought up.
And we've all seen the big success of game series going from an offline/online environment to an online-only!
Great games like Diablo 3 and the new Sim City. drum.gif

-- warning, irony and sarcarsm might have affected the above content of this post

Tbh the online-only feature is a horrible idea, and is imo just the outcome of a failed anti piracy precaution like those useless but time and energy consuming DRMs.
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why dont they build in a 3G card & a UPS for the xbox so even if your local internet & power is down you can still play games .. oh wait my phone-tablet has this ability , ok il buy games for my phone / tablet instead and save lots of money instead of buying a new console and all its accessories.

The only extra a console has over a tablet / phone gaming is its dedicated controller and better graphics and connectivity + the fact that consoles had games that could be traded easily and picked up from your local blockbuster. But wait, cant you connect a tablet to a tv via HDMi or even beam wireless video now? and didnt they stop or are trying to stop used games being bought / sold ? and arent such devices as phones and tablets getting more powerful and cheaper?

So the reality is the next gen consoles for all their halo titles and huge marketing campaign ( pre-rendered bull shots) is that most people now play in different ways than a fat console and a big TV and your average media box / smart TV and phone covers the bases for the media extensions and streaming.

Also if you want the best graphics and sound + controls why not just get a PC / gaming Laptop ?

A least with a laptop you can tether your phone and have 2 - 3 hrs of gaming / surfing until the power / internet comes back on
Edited by Pip Boy - 4/5/13 at 1:29am
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heh...
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Internet now is like Electricity. Before when i did not have Internet when my house lost power i did not know what to do. Now if i ever lose Internet i am in the same position. This is a gaming Console (Entertainment) Its not essential to life or daily needed. 1 Hours off Internet that you might get every 2-3 months is no big deal. If you have no Internet connection then you are living in Dark Age. Get yourself a PS3 and older console.
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[Ars] Microsoft employee on rumored Xbox Internet requirement: “#dealwithit”

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The latest round of rumors about the next Xbox's potential to require an Internet connection during use has drawn ire and disbelief among many gamers and industry watchers. At least one developer inside Microsoft Studios has a message for all the whiners out there: get over it.

Writing on Twitter yesterday (in posts that are now protected, but screengrabbed for posterity here), Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth likened requiring an Internet connection for a console to requiring electricity for a vacuum cleaner or mobile reception for a smartphone. "Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an 'always on' console," Orth tweeted. "Every device now is 'always on.' That's the world we live in. #dealwithit"

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When BioWare developer Manveer Heir pointed out on Twitter that people living in places like Janesville, WI or Blacksburg, VA might have trouble securing a reliable Internet connection for the system, Orth replied, "Why on earth would I live there?"

Microsoft employee on rumored Xbox Internet requirement: “#dealwithit”


Goes to show how out of touch with reality these people are.

Some additional funnies created lambasting this guy.

Full disclosure of his conversation.

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Edited by Zen00 - 4/5/13 at 9:55am
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Microsoft employee on rumored Xbox Internet requirement: “#dealwithit”


Goes to show how out of touch with reality these people are.

As a PC gamer I find this hilarious.
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Microsoft employee on rumored Xbox Internet requirement: “#dealwithit”


Goes to show how out of touch with reality these people are.

As a PC gamer I find this hilarious.

I have to say I agree too. It'd be great if the significantly larger crowd of console gamers were enough to at least make some kind of impact on the industry as a whole though. Even if nothing is immediately done about it.
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