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[Ars] Report: $500 always-online Xbox successor to launch in early November

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Originally Posted by Kyle Orland 
Thurrot went on to suggest that the next Xbox would be launching in "early November" and that the system is "going to be expensive, $500, $300 with a subscription, that kind of thing." While he didn't reveal a specific source for this information, he presented it with the matter-of-fact assurance of someone who had been briefed directly.

Thurrot also added more fuel to the persistent rumors that the next Xbox will require a constant Internet connection to use. "Going back and looking at some of the stuff I got a long time ago, it actually says 'must be Internet connected to use,' that's in the notes," Thurrot said. "That's all I have, but it does say that."

Report: $500 always-online Xbox successor to launch in early November


More FUD for the Microsoft bonfire that is building.

Also the announcement date has been pushed back to May 21.
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PS4 here I come... is what I would be saying if I wasn't firmly a PC gamer. Steam has offline mode AND I can even lose my Internet connection unexpectedly and not have to sign in for 3 MONTHS, not 3 MINUTES Microsoft, take a page from the most successful digital distributor out there on how it is done.
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The only time I would accept "always online" with my pc, since it is always online when I turn it own. I've owned the 360 & PS3 for years now and I have yet put them online. I guess I'm old fashion about my console, so however they release it - that is how I play it (if I opt-in to play something).


i'm still banning myself from playing ME3
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I guess I wont be buying the new xbox then ( well for my brother ) , guess its PS4
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I'll still buy it. I don't agree with the Always on functionality of it, but sometimes I like to sit down on my couch and game with my buddies...

I primarily PC game now, but I still do play my 360 with my friends. Nothing will change for me except adding a new generation of hardware. Its a social thing.
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$500? And I can't play when my less-than-perfect internet goes out?

Okay. rolleyes.gif
    
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I'll still buy it. I don't agree with the Always on functionality of it, but sometimes I like to sit down on my couch and game with my buddies...

I primarily PC game now, but I still do play my 360 with my friends. Nothing will change for me except adding a new generation of hardware. Its a social thing.

You could always try the PS4. It sounds like Sony may have learned a lot of lessons from the PS3's many failures, of course only time will tell.
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$500? And I can't play when my less-than-perfect internet goes out?

Okay. rolleyes.gif

This,
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You could always try the PS4. It sounds like Sony may have learned a lot of lessons from the PS3's many failures, of course only time will tell.

This. Even though all we have to go on for the next xbox is rumors, the PS4 actually sounds pretty amazing thumb.gif
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$500 is a bit much.
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