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Submitted by Donegone 813d ago | article

Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?

After a very public defense of rumors about the next Xbox’s always-on Internet requirements, a new report claims that Microsoft creative director Adam Orth is no longer with the company. In a series of Twitter posts, Orth defended the move by countering that “every device” is now constantly connected, and then delivered a low-blow when someone responded suggesting always-on connectivity might not work great for customers in rural locations, responding snidely, “Why on earth would i live there?”. (Adam Orth, Industry, Microsoft, Tech, Xbox One)

Septic  +   813d ago
An always-on Xbox is indefensible if it operates in the manner alluded to in previous rumours regarding games. But if the newer rumours are to be beleived, then always-on relating to videos and entertainment apps is a positive thing.

I don't see the need to look into this issue so much at this stage. It won't be long until the details are made clear.
vega275  +   813d ago
Yeah but if the new rumors is true about only needing always online for entertainment apps and videos are true. Then its not news and hits worthy. So why not keep the always online for games rumor going which gives them something to write and generate hits from
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DOMination-  +   813d ago
...we could talk about a true fact, that went mysteriously unnoticed last week:

Sony came right out and said "The PS4 will support always on DRM if publishers want to do it" and then the day after Ubisoft confirmed they will be doing this with AC4 and Watchdogs. How come nobody is talking about this? It's quite big news, imo.
Roccetarius  +   813d ago
People may want a source for that, otherwise you will get a train wreck of disagrees.
rainslacker  +   813d ago
I think it can be defended. Doesn't mean that we have to agree with that defense.

It really boils down to personal perception of the issue. Some people have no problem with it and are completely oblivious to the people that have valid concerns.

Others have a problem with it, and they don't like being talked down to by those that can't see that see that it just isn't something they want for whatever reason.

Edit @ above
The AC4 and WatchDogs was a rumor floating around based on a tweet by a Kotaku columnist.

In Febuary Sony said it was leaving the blocking of used games up to the publishers. In March GameStop's CEO said he had a "high degree of confidence" that PS4 would allow it. Wasn't something from Sony though.

http://www.gamespot.com/new...
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Jek_Porkins  +   813d ago
Hopefully we wont have to worry about this with the next Xbox, new rumors sort of debunked the DRM and no used game rumors, so hopefully we get a proper console.
Freeball  +   813d ago
All this controversy over "always on" is ridiculous. It's MS's choice to have it always on or not. They aren't violating some perceived God-given right or breaking some law. If they do it and you don't like it, DON'T BUY IT. It's that simple. You have a choice as well people. I'm not going to buy it if they do, but I'm certainly not going to complain about a company exercising their freedom of choice. They'll make one, and I'll make one as well.

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