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Guess they got tired of pirates.
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Seems like they got tired of customers...... thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alpsie View Post

Guess they got tired of pirates.
Xbox games typically weren't pirated all that much anyway. Much harder to crack the DRM on disk than that of a PC game.
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Originally Posted by Blk View Post

So when I take my console with me in the holidays to play some games with friends and family, I can't because I don't have an internet connection? That is ridiculous.
Only on certain games. Depends on what the publisher decides to do. But yeah, that would be stupid of them to make it unusable when you're offline. Again, however, Microsoft is giving them that option in designing their games.
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post #44 of 112
The console market had always been about "plug and play. " The more they deter from this formula, the more business they are going to lose.

Microsoft, I am sorry that computing market did not go your way, but trying to ram your version of the market down our throats isn't going to work.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Yes you can actually.

Care to back that up with actual evidence?
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Care to back that up with actual evidence?

You just plug your phone cord in to the RJ11 port on your Xbox360!

Oh wait....
 
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post #47 of 112
I can see what MS is doing. The Xbox One won't be always online at launch because of the initial surge of users that killed servers for games like D3 and SimCity.

Though that won't help it. You still have to download your gamer profile + the inevitable day 0 patch. Hundreds of thousands , or even millions of people doing that crap at once will mean nobody will play on launch night.

And to be honest, with how coy and evasive MS is about the always online stuff I hope it blows up in their faces.
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Not everyone actually has internet lol
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Not everyone actually has internet lol

not everybody can afford the Xbox One. guess they should strip it down to a single core pentium with 1 gig of ram and call it a day so nobody gets their feelings hurt.
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said nothing about affording internet. not everyone has access to internet at home depending on where they live. there are people in america and around the world that may have electricity and cable TV but not internet because of where they live and some may not even have cable tv doesnt mean they dont own a TV and a large movie collection lol
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