What would an Always Online Xbox requirement mean to Microsoft gaming? Would it help Microsoft fight piracy or keep honest users from spending their hard-earned money on the next-generation console?
More 720 articles incoming. Edit: @ the choonsenone - Yes that true but have you been living under a rock for the last few days? This topic has been discussed millions of times since the Adam Ortha tweet and I think people are tired of seeing these types of articles. Go look at the top page on N4G on tell whats on top?
It's an important issue that needs to be discussed now, not later and since MS has decide to be the first one to step forward on this issue, well then it gets what it rightfully deserves. But this has the potential to affect all platforms and all gamers not just MS/Xbox, we need to keep this issue in the spotlight and we need to keep yelling and screaming as loud as we can so they can understand our feelings clearly on this issue that we didn't ask for and don't want intrusive & restrictive DRM on our consoles.
Thing is its no longer big news. We had the entire site spammed with what was effectively duplicates of the same story over and over again on a rumour which has an equal chance of being true and false. More discussion on it doesn't really add anything now. We know what it offers and what Gamers stance is on it. Only thing left to do is make sure we still hate it and that MS takes notice of the hate towards it.
@thechosenone Don't worry about the other consoles. The Wii U doesn't do this and Sony confirmed after the Playstation Event that used games won't be blocked (to an unknown extent) and that you most certainly will be able to use the console offline. What Microsoft does won't effect these consoles or their owners in any way and as usual Microsoft will do its own thing like locked proprietary accessories and online fees for standard online play like they always have. People accepted it before, how will what they do next be any different?
@Pekolie Yeah it's not big news, I didn't this issue on the homepage of Yahoo or anything.
You do realize this will be a huge blow for Microsoft and gaming if true, right?
Deal with it people that have 360 s now will buy the next one same goes for ps3 to ps4 It's 2 day old news move on
Always on doesn't bother me ! But if its offically true , the gaming world will go berserk
Always online will be devastating for Microsoft.
I really hope so....but somehow I think MS fanboys are soooo dumb, they will still buy 720 in droves. They supported them by paying to have the internet TWICE,......they supported them & kept buying new arcade consoles & swapping out the HDD's, when there old ones suffered the RROD, & they supported them when they shut down inhouse studios before said inhouse studios had even released there games, thus not allowing these developers to prove themselves & there product, with sales (see Halo Wars & it's developers (whose name eludes me at present) for the best example). So, I will certainly not be buying a 720 at this point, & unless this always having to be online to play any of it's games STRONG "RUMOUR" turns out to be BS, I won't EVER buy a 720. Then there is the whole fact that MS are getting even more rushed by Sony's imminent console release, than they were with 360, & MS don't have a good track record with rushed hardware, but, on that whole RROD fiasco, at least 720's failure rate couldn't be any worse, as a little talked about fact is that the failure rate for AT LEAST, the 1st 2 yrs worth of 360's manufactured WAS WITHOUT DOUBT 100%. So, that being said, the only way it could be worse is if this time when they overheat, they burn your house down, & this time, instead of getting anywhere from 2weeks to 18months from your machine, you get 1hr before your machine makes a loud snap, crackle & pop noise & smoke arises from your new shiny MS Windows 8 badged lump of melting plastic. This always on crap, blocking of used games & such, is a huge step in the wrong direction for gamers......& I think that if things keep going that way & MS win with this crap, then the console & gaming industry in general, is going to suffer a 1980's meltdown. As, I am already being scared off by $100 digital download versions of games....I mean, if these bastards are trying to con us out of $100Au for a digital version of a game, when it's still competing with a retail copy with cover, instructions & disk that is going for $89 or $79, then what the hell are we going to be charged for a game, when there is no longer any such thing as hardcopies of games anymore? We are gonna have our bum holes raped HARD. So, I will do everything I can to ensure hardcopies stay around for AS LONG as possible. I have a Wii-U already (hey, I wanted Zombi-U, leave me alone, as I now know it wasn't worth it for that one game, although I didn't expect I'd still be waiting for something else), & I know Nintendo won't be in any hurry to throw away hardcopies of games just yet, as they realize that, casual sales is where it's at for them, & casuals don't buy digital download games.......I mean, most casuals aren't even getting online with there machines, & don't care to, so, they are not going to be stupid enough to throw away THE MAJORITY of there sales numbers that Wii proved they were capable of getting, to go the whole digital distribution ONLY route. That would be dumb, & financial suicide for a company like Nintendo. Anyway, I will have a PS4 to go alongside my Wii-U, PS3 & 360, but I think MS's 720 will have to be overlooked this time around.
Blah, blah ,blah still getting it.
m$ founder Bill G. doe snot give a $#$#% about people.. he actually talk publicly about how to kill masses of humans. that shows what the m$ mentality is.. not saying others are angles, SONY or Nintendo but m$ are clearly the devil in pure form.
you mean the same M$ that donates 100 times more to charity than sony and is widely known to be a huge contributor to charities each year? have a seat, your ignorance of who the devil is, just got served son. Rip them as a company or you don't like their games etc, I get that. But "devil in pure form", I mean wow really that's really stretching the limits of fanboyism.
Yeah...Bill Gates...the guy currently giving away almost his entire fortune to charity. Did you know when he dies, his kids will only get 100 million dollars each of his billions? Sure that's a lot of money, but think about how much he is giving away. His reason. No one needs that much money, and there are people in the world who can use it much more than he can. His comments on "killing people" was misconstrued to the most horrific degree. He actually spoke of population reduction by improving the quality of life of people affected by over-population. This would have been a long term side effect of providing vaccinations, since healthier people tend to lead healthier lives, and have less children, thus putting less strain on the populace of a particular area. Something desperately needed in the areas of the world he was speaking of.
Okay this is the true bill gates and know who got owned? unless you are a troll controlled by m$ or the same bill gates you should start not liking this guy and any of this corporations.. f$%^ Sony and any other corp. they are all evil.. i do enjoy movies and games but most are there to brainwash us and 99% to make us waste our time and not do anything about life.. hear the same guy you love, the hypocrite who donates money to seem like a good guy.. talk about killing mass people by vaccines and other technology.. the same guy who has a large market shear on monsanto corp. the ones that control the food system and if you don'y know how evil monsanto is lol you got no right to argue with me. do some research and you will find out by yourself. plus if you don't know how bad a vaccines is you should research for yourself, specially if you have kids. https://www.facebook.com/ph... https://www.facebook.com/ph... https://www.facebook.com/ph...
Agree 100% Its really stupid to let M$ use your hard earned money only to be used to depopulate the world. OT Anyways I think all this DRM and Always On fiasco boils down to one problem Sony has solved for developers on PS3- Piracy. I am excited to know what security upgrade Sony has came up with Blu-ray and PS4 this time around. Furious Francis Destroy's His Xbox Again! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Well i owned an xbox 360 once before i switched back to ps3 but i have satellite internet cause i live in the rural. So yeah I would be royally screwed if sony did that, if any of them do it I would more than likely have to stop gaming all together or move to another location. Which at the moment finances wont allow.
Anyone else thinks this is what Microsoft wants? They want buzz around the "next-box". Good or bad, imo.
Kind of sad too see how fanatical the 360 fanboys really are.No matter how many times MS will spit in their face, they lop it up and ask for more.Incredible.
Always online policy is only applicable in North america or Europe. But in other Asian countries, it flops.. Goodluck selling that Xbox720 on those countries. I'm pretty sure sony will dominate lol.
Another day, another "always on" article. Must be N4sdf. I expect no less than 20 more of these articles by monday!! Now get out there and start submitting!
More fanboy wishful thinking.
I hope 'could' implies that perhaps the system will require always on, versus 'could' as in the always on may dampen gaming. Always on is a disgusting greedy ploy and gamers not uniting to defeat the aspect when alterntatives exist is simply unacceptable and naive.
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