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Microsoft changes their mind about always online requirement.

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Xbox one will no longer have always online requirement.
The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours.
All game discs including xbox 360 games will function on Xbox one
All downloaded games will function the same whether online or offline
No restrictions on trading game discs
Region Block dropped



good game. At least they listened...eventually

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yep, now all we need is the ability to throw the Kinect in the trash once we receive the console and we are good to go thumb.gif
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Gamers have Sony to thank for that. Sony really made a bid deal about how the PlayStation 4 didn't have those ridiculous restrictions, and rightfully so (WTH - check in every 24 hours!?). It would be a dark day indeed for gamers IMO if Sony had announced they were following MS on this.
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Sounds like a good idea. A lot of people weren't too happy about the requirement. Seems like Microsoft realized they were making a mistake.
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Originally Posted by Wrend View Post

The only console I have is a top load NES. My wife has a PS2. So mostly it's just PC for my wife and I, and we have internet access in multiple forms.

What he said was kind of stupid, but I don't really see the big issue, other than I don't necessarily like things talking to the internet needlessly.

But in general, who cares? Don't have internet access? Don't get something that needs to use the internet to work. Seems pretty straightforward. If it hurts sales significantly, then maybe Microsoft will learn something from it.
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