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Prcko  +   562d ago
Always online
Dumb
No second-hand games
Double Dumb
50GB Blu-ray
Late
New kinect
Triple dumb
ps3_pwns  +   562d ago
If this is true then ps4 and wii u only for me and i cant even imagine what they will be charging for live either. I swear to you if you guys support this then I dont even know what to say. If this is true we all need to do our part to put MS in there place so that they have to get rid of these restrictions. The way you put Ms in there place is buy buying a pc,ps4, or wii u and saying F you to MS.
BladerunnerZX  +   562d ago
Always online will not work for the single player gamers that still enjoy great single player focused games like Skyrim , Metal Gear , God of War and traditional RPGs among many others.

There are still millions of gamers out there that have little interest in online gaming.

Microsoft needs to be reminded that not all gamers are 12 year old Call of Duty fanatics that are addicted to online multiplayer and thier K/D ratio stats.
NewZealander  +   562d ago
I hire a lot of games from my local video shop as I can't afford to buy lots of games, Ive even bought games after hireing them out cos I enjoyed them, and after hireing out some games its saved me from buying some as well cos they sucked, If they won't let you play 2nd hand games then I won't buy the next xbox or ps4 if this is true, and if you buy a product is it not yours to own? and is it not your right to sell what you own? I'm sure this is against our rights, well it is in my country anyway.
sway_z  +   562d ago
Oh dear! ...MS have truly lost the plot if this is true. I have a budgeted £600 for next gen, and it looks like MS will not win my business!

I think an official MS statement is in order...and make it snappy!!
Prodigy-X  +   562d ago
If this is true then Microsoft will lose to Sony next gen.
wishingW3L  +   562d ago
not just lose M$ are gonna get demolished unless they start selling games for like $30 max or something.
Trekster_Gamer  +   562d ago
article is flame-bait. It has no bases in fact or reality. I think the best thing to do is to let Microsoft and Sony officially tell us about there product when there time is right and ignore lame articles that are trying to get hits by any means necessary.
Saleem101  +   562d ago
Im not buying xbox if this rumor is true...
momthemeatloaf  +   562d ago
Sony will easily win next gen if this is the case
ElementX  +   562d ago
I've never been bothered by always online software. My internet connection rarely goes down and if it does it's only for a couple hours tops. All I hear is rage from most people about Ubisoft PC games and now this, I really don't understand what the big deal is. Steam is like DRM and I have no problem using that, either.
AlphaTauri  +   562d ago
Hmmm... I really like most M$ products, but next-gen XBox is starting to sound disappointing.
baldulf  +   562d ago
Is Microsoft really so dumb and blind to pull this stunt?

We'll see.
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Jek_Porkins  +   562d ago
Can we wait for official word on these consoles for a change? I guess there is no bad press when it comes to something, but I don't see Microsoft abandoning so much of the market that they've gained by possibly being the only company to rule out used games and cutting ties with people who don't use online.

There are 40+ million Xbox Live users and almost 80 million Xbox 360's in the world. Do the math, use your heads and have a good day. If you believe this, you were probably holed up in a bunker on 12/21/12 SMDH
FunkMacNasty  +   562d ago
Good point, Jek
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ajax17  +   562d ago
For a second there I thought you said: Good point, jerk. lol
Clarence  +   562d ago
How much will M$ paying Sony to use bluray? Hilarious M$ late to the party as usual. This will all but hand Sony the win for next gen.
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Karpetburnz  +   561d ago
Its funny, Do you remember the famous term from Xbox fanboys "Who needs Blu Ray?"

Now theyre all pretty much begging for it.
madjedi  +   561d ago
Well there really isn't any rational alternative, downloading everything to a massive hdd isn't going to happen because the infrastructure isn't good enough. Some part of the world have horrid speeds, even by us's standards.

Anyone even mentioning using dvd again should be shot for stupidity. Hd dvd is just as ludicrious, since it hasn't been made since 2008 or 2009.

As far as the famous phrase from 360 owners, meh it was stupid console war bs which was proven wrong, when you had games on 2 discs+. Yeah you accepted it, but it's a outdated concept that should be eliminated from gaming permanently.

I don't understand the tendency by a minority of totally irrational 360 owners, wanting to reinvent the wheel just so ms does not have to use a blu ray disc next gen.

You people do not make any fucking sense, you get the space you need, alot faster read time with(laser bandwidth) 12x+ br drives vs a ancient dvd drive or an old 2x br drive and a low cost to produce disc.

Please someone show me the downside for microsoft, i can't see any, especially if ms want the next box as the living room centerpiece it will play br movies just like the ps4 will.
DivineAssault  +   562d ago
Too many rumors out.. IDK what to believe anymore but that would suck if each game has an activation code that requires internet connection.. Not everyone has internet & thats a very stupid move if they want to sell to the masses
Ashlen  +   562d ago
Well I wasn't going to be buying it before, but if this is true and I actually believe it to be. It is assured now that I will NOT be buying it. Or the Sony console if they block used games.
FunkMacNasty  +   562d ago
Any console that detracts from me borrowing games from friends and/or buying used games can kiss my A$$. I'm sure most of you feel the same way, and I'm sure Microsoft knows this. If they don't know this by now, they will watch thier console flop at launch.

But, I'm tempted to say this article was written as flaimbait. All it really does is talk shite about the "rumored" specs of the Nextbox/720 (there are no facts here just the websites "source"), and furthermore it pretty much trolls it against the rumored specs of the ps4. Not a very objectively written piece--It reeks of fanboy agenda
SOULJER  +   562d ago
WOW. I had to pick my nephew up to take him to the doctor today. On the car ride there he would't stop crying. I ask him WTF is wrong. He grab my nexus & punch up this article after telling him to cut that shit OUT. I read it in the car. YO! EDGE CHECK THIS OUT. You should have some positive evidence, facts, proof. Before writing stuff like this. Because little fanboys will lose their shit. Really now he tell me he wants a wiiu. I told him K@@L. Your birthday is in may, I will get you one. Serious man to early in the morning for this shit.
Godmars290  +   562d ago
Be interesting to see if they can sell such to the general public if true. Can only imagine that they'll shoot themselves in the foot with gamers.

Maybe they're just leaking out the info to get a reaction.
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Lucreto  +   562d ago
What annoys me is that you buy a game and your brother can't play it on his own console.

There should be a way to register your machine and your brother's machine and the game will work on both machines.
NaAsAr  +   562d ago
this wouldn't be a good move for many reasons. but one of the main ones that come to mind is that many people may buy the cheaper version of the xbox next, but buy a couple of used games to save some money.
delboy  +   562d ago
If I were a big publisher like EA I would bring my games only for ms, for the 100% incoming.
So there is no way ps4 won't be left out, Sony will ban used games to.

WiiU looking better every day lol
Wotbot  +   562d ago
"Microsoft’s next console will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform"

WHY!!!

Where did MS say you can't buy second hand hard copies of games?????

We can't let other consoles play our downloaded games now unless you download your profile.

This story is a load of flame bait.
lovegames718  +   562d ago
Funny ive never bought a used game for my Ps3 in my life, so it really doesnt matter to me but i understand ppls concern. Know one thing however if this is a stance xbox is taking its because Sony is in on it as well and it was a policy implemented by the Software companies.
BLUElightCory  +   562d ago
There's no way this is true. It's too big of an advantage to give to Sony, and many of MS's current customers aren't online so they'd be cutting off a ton of potential customers.

It's more likely that the next XBox has a set of features that are only available if the console is online, but the console will still be functional for all of the usual stuff when it's offline.
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JeepGamer  +   562d ago
In this gen, it was a race to the top for MS and Sony.

If what we hear about PS4 and 720 is true, it's now a race to the bottom.
ajax17  +   562d ago
Always online is the biggest load of BS!
Tzunoy  +   562d ago
Only stupid people will buy that and boy do we have a shortage on stupid people?
-Gespenst-  +   562d ago
The only thing good about that would be the BluRay, and even those might be too small for some next-gen games.
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