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Submitted by Knight_Crawler 478d ago | opinion piece

Xbox Next and Always On

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of apologizing for public statements made by an employee about a feature of the next Xbox, a product that has yet to be announced. But let’s be clear: Microsoft is only apologizing for the way the message—“deal with it”—was delivered. I suspect it won’t be changing how the next Xbox works one bit.

To recap this mini-controversy, amidst swirling rumors about the next Xbox—which I’ll clarify below—Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth indirectly confirmed reports that this coming device would require an “always on” Internet connection in an admittedly bizarre series of Twitter tweets. “Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always on’ console," he wrote. “Every device now is ‘always on.’ That's the world we live in.” Then, using a Twitter hashtag, he punctuated his point with the comment that, I think, really set people off: “Deal with it.” (Xbox One)

jc48573  +   478d ago
so unprofessional.
StrongMan  +   478d ago
#Dealwithit
thechosenone  +   477d ago
Yeah, yeah 720..blah blah...

off topic

Knight_Crawler what the hell man, you're constantly complaining about all of these '720 always online' hate articles and how Sony fanboys are exploiting MS current situation by continuing to submit these kinds of stories to N4G, lo and behold here I find you doing the very same thing. WTF
check his comment history if you don't believe me. lol

"More 720 articles...Deal with it people because we are going to see tons of these until E3 and MS comes on stage with a troll face and say always online not going to happening."

And to make things worse this story was already submitted it's old. lololol

http://n4g.com/news/1227267...
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urwifeminder  +   478d ago
Awesome it just makes me want it more all these articles, started saving for it now.
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iGamerZero24  +   478d ago
Ya the rumors are running ramped lately ! Always on wont bother me as it will other gamers around the world,

But I'll believe it when MS Announces it THEMSELVES

Personally I don't think there that stupid to add DRM a gaming console ! But Pacther on Bonus Round yesterday said on plain English is MS doesn't care about gaming and there trying to be cable Box/entertainment hub with small interest in Games and if true
Sony's PS4 will win IMO

#DealwithIt
JeffGUNZ  +   477d ago
Well then we know that the nextbox will be amazing and game focused because whatever patcher says, usually the opposite happens.
iGamerZero24  +   477d ago
No I agree, Pacther gets a wrong from time to time buy he knows a lot more inside info than we do.....either way i'm getting a 720 & PS4 DAY ONE
sway_z  +   478d ago
OXM suggest the Xbox Next will be locked to 'online only' if you purchase the monthly subscription model and pay for your Xbox on the drip...

When you complete the 24 month agreement, the console is unlocked for offline use.

So we may be looking at two future Xbox business models here.

1) Sub-based and online only (Monthly Fee)

2) Non-Sub Xbox Next >unlocked for offline use.

If this is correct, it does kinda make sense. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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MasterCornholio  +   477d ago
Microsofts new motto

Shut up and deal with it

ROFL
PooEgg  +   477d ago
MS is free to do whatever they want with their console, just as I am free to do whatever I want with my money.

I don't like the idea of Always On, and while there are some devices that need to be always on, I don't think a gaming console should be one of them. Last I checked wasting electricity was still bad for the environment.

If these rumor proves to be true it will be a shame, because although I like my 360 I will not buy MS's next console.
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JeffGUNZ  +   477d ago
The amount of electricity that would be needed for "always on" would be insignificant you probably won't even notice a change on your bill.
PooEgg  +   476d ago
Here is a link that talks about current gen consoles and energy consumption. So unless the new Xbox is made to consume a lot less energy it is a problem. Maybe the auto standby will help, but still not crazy about the whole idea.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1...

This one has a chart which shows energy use for those who leave the console on vs those who turn it off when not in used. Kinda interesting.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1...
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JeffGUNZ  +   476d ago
Thanks for the link, informative. I'd hope though that if they plan on having a low power mode they have it at the point the cost won't be an issue. I guess we have to see.
tweet75  +   477d ago
always on shortens life of a console it will quit working faster. Also if you dont want it always on unplug it from power outlet each time after you use it than it cant be on all the time

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