There's a more pressing and real Always On scenario which isn't exclusive to next generation consoles but is here right now!
Or it's a mmo , even if an hybrid one , you fools .
This is stupid.
Is the bigger issue about the online always thing not the fact that games are also rumored to be installed completely to the Next Xbox thus requiring some kind of extra fee if you were to give the same game to a friend? This could be very easily rectified if they just make it that it requires one of the discs of the game in the console at all times. The always online thing is a tiny extra arse fucking when compared to having to pay for the basic online fee subscription anyway like with the current 7 year console out. If you were always happy to pay for that, the always online thing should not be a big deal to you.
Better to show the early attempts from Capcom's arcade classics which slipped in always on DRM for $9 single player PSN/XBL titles. How people got pissed off at them as this was realized as connection issues happened to individuals. And the bastards are likely still doing it. Just not saying they are - but we'll find out the hard way.
Deal with it people!
1. The touchpad is really a fingerprint scanner. 2. The camera is for facial recognition and account control. 3. The mic is for voice recognition. 4. The camera can process facial expressions. 5. It can determine what you look at. 6. The mic records and picks up key words. 7. They have your I.P. address, thus your ISP. 8. They have your email address. 9. Most have entered credit card info which provides your name, bank, address, city, state, zipcode, and maybe the branch location of your bank. 10. Narrowed down. Switching to intersection cams. 11. Nothing there, and noone home. Phone number provided. 12. Cell phone location on. Tracking GPS. 13. These are all the stores visited in the last 30 days. 14. Cross reference all cloud uploud locations. Triangulate demographic. 15. Google Earth, Search nearby real estate values for income potential. 16. Package data to marketing for next weeks ads.
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