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Greed... fanboys call it "innovation" and they will justify every "innovation" that Microsoft is trying to cram down our throats as the greatest thing ever.

was broadband requirement for Xbox Gold in 2003 greed?
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Well there's Halo 2, Mechassualt, Unreal Championship. Pretty much the biggest games I played on Xbox live back then.

If developers can be assured that the users are connected to the web, even for singeplayer games, then they'll be able to actually utilize that "cloud computing" functionality. Whatever it may be, it's only possible and reliable if they know for sure everybody is playing on the same means.

See my initial arguments about consoles being consoles was that they shouldn't need anything but a TV, controller, and a disc to play. Clearly if you want to play online you need internet....I though that was obvious. But for single player that is ridiculous. What other device REQUIRES online 24/7?

There is no other device where you must be connected to the internet to use it and that shouldn't change with the next xbox. That just ruins it. I travel a decent amount and bringing and xbox 360 everywhere was great because four of us could just plug it into the closest TV and just play and not have to worry about internet or anything like MS wants on the new xbox.

Xbox live really has nothing to do with a console being a console in my view. Having it as an option is one thing, but requiring it is completely different and honestly idiotic.
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Greed... fanboys call it "innovation" and they will justify every "innovation" that Microsoft is trying to cram down our throats as the greatest thing ever.

was broadband requirement for Xbox Gold in 2003 greed?

at least the xbox gold was an option and not a requirement.
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“With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection"

In today's uncertain economic climate, one cannot be sure if they will have a job in 6 months time.

If I ever lost my job, the internet is one of those luxuries I would cancel immediately. I wouldn't sell any of my items such as my PC or my consoles but the internet and my TV subscription would be the first things to kick the bucket....this would immediately render my games console completely useless.

Why would I invest in something that will not do what it is intended to do? Not everyone wants the internet, not everyone wants to play games online. Believe it or not, some of us love single player campaigns. My Xbox 360 has never been connected online and my PS3 was only connected so I could play COD with a mate several years ago.

Do not want.
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at least the xbox gold was an option and not a requirement.
Online required to play is a stupid idea, period. This will make me not buy it, and I have broadband. I agree they should have a silver option, that does not force online.
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Online required to play is a stupid idea, period. This will make me not buy it, and I have broadband. I agree they should have a silver option, that does not force online.
You don't need to buy online sub to play offline that would be madness.
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You don't need to buy online sub to play offline that would be madness.

No but you need to be connected online...to play offline (within a 24 hour period).

That is madness.
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If developers can be assured that the users are connected to the web, even for singeplayer games, then they'll be able to actually utilize that "cloud computing" functionality. Whatever it may be, it's only possible and reliable if they know for sure everybody is playing on the same means.

you mean the imaginary performance increase they announced as a gimmick to distract people from the always online requirements? yeah that "functionality" is a huge draw redface.gif
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was broadband requirement for Xbox Gold in 2003 greed?

i forgot xbox gold locked you out if you didn't log in for a day. oh wait it didn't because that would be dumb
Edited by perfectblade - 6/7/13 at 11:50am
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No but you need to be connected online...to play offline (within a 24 hour period).

That is madness.

let's wait and see how those 3 virtual consoles come into play.

could be crap, or it could be something we've never thought of before. Either way, still interested
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The difference between consoles and Steam is that the latter at least allows users to make backups of their games. Not to mention it's on an open platform. Assuming Valve fails to 'unlock' Steam in the event they can no longer continue offering the service, I don't doubt that a resourceful community will make things right.

It's hardly ideal (which is why I'm not a fan of digital distribution and games being tied to accounts in the first place), but things look much better for Steam than consoles in a worst case scenario.

QFT

Pointless to compare Steam to Consoles
     
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