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Submitted by moegooner88 1033d ago | opinion piece

Dear Microsoft: Giving the next Xbox an always online requirement might be suicidal

The stunning decline in PC shipments reported by IDC this week shows that Microsoft (MSFT) is really on the ropes in the consumer electronics market. What makes IDC’s report particularly cringe-worthy for Microsoft is that it pins some of the blame for poor PC sales on the drastic changes that Microsoft made to its Windows operating system with Windows 8. (Microsoft, Xbox One)
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light_bar   1033d ago | Spam
Cocozero  +   1033d ago
Always online articles are so last week
cl1983  +   1033d ago
And even longer.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1033d ago
Last week journalist and fans were all over MS's back over that statement by that MS employee. A week later new positive rumors start to surface. In a "damage control fashion."

Yeah that guy literally put the icing on the cake with the rumors. But he did everyone a favor and, somewhat "forced MS hand." Lol if anybody can get MS to "talk" its their own employees.
Supermax  +   1033d ago
Oh my what do we do
ApolloTheBoss  +   1033d ago
Don't worry. This isn't the 7th time I've seen an article like this.
Software_Lover  +   1033d ago
I know. Its the 10th
dcbronco  +   1033d ago
Much more than that. But I'm waiting for number 23 before I make a real comment.
Donnieboi  +   1033d ago
Not another one of these articles -_-. We get like 40 of these daily yet there's still people who think they have something to contribute to the discussion. I think it's obvious by now why a DRM console is unpopular with customers.
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BabyTownFrolics   1033d ago | Spam
maniacmayhem  +   1033d ago
Oh, we're back to this rumor already?
famoussasjohn  +   1033d ago
Were we ever off it?
maniacmayhem  +   1033d ago
I guess not, but seeing how there was a small influx of clarifying the online rumors that said that the system would allow games to be played offline i would think more of those types of rumor articles would surface.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1033d ago
Wow. Cgoodno squashed another Xbox not always online article but he's got no problem letting all of these samey articles based on the always online rumor go through.
This will get marked for trolling or off topic but whatever, I need to ask; why is vgleaks being deemed not credible in the new rumor instance but they've been allowed to post 3 other next xbox rumors/specs? Even Kotaku used them as one of their sources and yet their article hasn't been failed by Cgoodno.
I took the liberty of checking his comment history and its pretty clear which console he favors so all this shouldn't be a suprise.

Still, this is bull**** and I don't mind being banned pointing it out. Cgoodno, we'd like an explanation.

If I do get banned, it's been fun gang.
Software_Lover  +   1033d ago
Then you could come back as Bad_Guy_Jamal
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1033d ago
Or Scumbag Jamal. But then I'll have to be a good guy.
B-radical  +   1033d ago
Hahha i may not have much longer on this site i pm'd said admin.

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