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Problems With An “Always-On” Next Xbox? #dealwithit

Chris writes:

"There has been a lot of speculation about the next generation of Xbox. The rumored methods that the next Xbox will apply to used games must have Gamestop feeling a bit like Damocles, and has many consumers who are unable (or unwilling) to pay full retail price for games in a state of disappointment and despair. This, while anti-consumer and very frustrating, is at the very least not preventing the console from playing retail purchased content. Now, the all but confirmed mandatory Internet connection for basic console operation? That’s a bit of a different story."

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Donnieboi1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

I agree with the article. And if M$ goes through with this, then I will deal with it. By getting a ps4.

Knight_Crawler1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

Hey look another 720 article on N4G!

Its not like we have enough lets approve more -_-

I have had it with all these 720 article on N4G :)

LOGICWINS1182d ago

I strongly doubt they would actually through with this considering the mess this has caused.

http://www.youtube.com/resu...

adorie1182d ago

Hashtags meets meme... an awful combination. :(

Gimmemorebubblez1182d ago

-_- This all is creating a huge media hoopla. This sounds to bad/or stupid to be true...but who knows maybe its just a big charade to make MS seem like angels with Halos (pun intended) around their heads when They announce the xbox 720 is not always online.But MS might go ahead with this crazy idea.

LOGICWINS1182d ago

No, I think its merely a strategy to make them look pro consumer in the long run.

At E3, when they announce that you can play offline as well as online, they'll look like champions of the hardcore gamer movement in the eyes of the mass media

..when in actuality they never intended to go through with an "always on Xbox" in the first place. Very clever move.

As in pro-wrestling, your fanbase will hate you before they love you.

Gimmemorebubblez1182d ago

Isn't that what I said?
"...maybe its just a big charade so MS will look like angels when they announce the xbox is not always online..."

LOGICWINS1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

Yeah I agreed with you.

EDIT: Whoops srry, that reply was meant for Donnieboi

JoySticksFTW1182d ago

"maybe its just a big charade to make MS seem like angels with Halos (pun intended) around their heads when They announce the xbox 720 is not always online"

You know, I've heard this theory also. But if this what MS is indeed doing, their thinking is flawed.

Every day MS'silence continues as more and more negative articles make the rounds, is another day for doubt and uncertainty to creep into the hearts of all but the most devout Xbox followers.

Each day that passes without addressing any of these negative rumors, is another day for prospective buyers to investigate alternative systems whether it be PC, Sony, or Nintendo's.

It's the same as the PS3 pre-launch woes. With no rumble, a high price, 2nd job arrogance, and a less than stellar launch line-up, many ps2 gamers began investigating the competition (360 and Wii) which looked good or more fair by comparison. Some eventually got a ps3, but years later. And some (including the media) became bitter and ripped Sony for every misstep that other console systems and games got passes on.

But Sony seemed to learn from past mistakes and came back humble with the PS4 reveal. And now all of that skepticism and media rage seems poised to land on MS, the company that won't tell them anything with an employee that just belittled thousands if not millions of concerned gamers with #dealwithit.

With MS' dwindling exclusives late this gen, their sustained push towards Kinect and the casual crowd, the negative rumors that MS are doing nothing to dispel, Sony's great momentum for PS4, and with the obvious benefits of a PC gaming rig, more and more of MS' user base are beginning to look for that greener grass. Instead of a day 1 purchase of the nextbox for some 360 gamers, it's wait and see or worse... it's them already declaring to move to another system next gen.

They'll snag their casuals. But as far as hardcore gamers go, I feel MS is playing this one all wrong.

denawayne1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

There's no future Xbox buyers BUT the devout fan right now.

Imalwaysright1182d ago

Oh I'll deal with it alright. If this turns out to be true MS won't be seing my money.

greatcrusader441182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

What do they benefit from an always online console? I just don't get it. Who knows the number of problems that could arise from this.

Hell right now I can't make a new Mass Effect 2 game without going offline because it takes me back to the title screen when Im almost done importing because apparently I signed out, and it only stops when I go offline and turn it back on afterwards.

Yeah that's a pretty unique problem but it's a problem nevertheless that could arise next Gen for some other game and then you can't play it. A more common problem would be how SimCity and Diablo 3 were originally handled. There is just too many downsides compared to upsides (I can't even think of any, if there are, comment and enlighten me)

Mikeyy1182d ago

M$ is butthurt from the rampant piracy on the 360. It looks like once again, consumers will be punished for something they didn't do.

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Mikeyy1178d ago

When you get kicked off GTA5 single player on your 720 when your internet kicks out, you will be the one butthurt.

I'll just keep on playing on my PS4.

AngelicIceDiamond1182d ago

I can tell that "Always On" will be in the next Xbox that's fine as long as its not mandatory. I repeat, NOT mandatory.

And if it is mandatory MS will have free online function. And if they don't, then I'm afraid I will pass on the new Xbox until MS gets its act together.

That's if the going gets tough though.

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