Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 867d ago | opinion piece

The Pros and Cons of an Always-Online Xbox 720


A popular rumor that refuses to die purports that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 successor – a machine which, I suspect, will simply be called “Xbox” and may be revealed on May 21 – will require an always-online Internet connection. Since we heard the first rumblings of this prospect, the gaming community’s incendiary outrage has lit up message boards, IGN comments sections, and social media alike. Is this rage justified, or is it simply a knee-jerk overreaction without the benefit of key facts? (Xbox One)

Corpser  +   867d ago
This rumor is so 2 weeks ago, why does it keep getting approved?
Jek_Porkins  +   867d ago
Agreed, it isn't even the latest rumor, but it is the rumor that will still get the most views unfortunately.
Maddens Raiders  +   867d ago
"This rumor is so 2 weeks ago, why does it keep getting approved?" -
Obviously you weren't here during the world format wars 5 years ago. I mean there's no way MS would release an HD-DVD add on right? Right?

This is a gaming site which deals w/ news, rumors, and mentions of rumors. That's what we do.

Until MS themselves come out and debunk all of this bad press they will have no one else to blame but themselves for "2 week old rumors" that won't die.
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omegaheat  +   867d ago
It keeps getting approved because iGAM3R-VIII keeps posting news like this. I think he spends all day digging for every negative article he can find on the internet that will get fanboys flaming. Sony fans on this site eat this stuff up. I called him out a few days ago about it in the comments section and he got heated and everyone who agreed with me or left a comment agreeing with me got restricted. A few hours later our comments were no longer there. I found it to be very childish of him to leave me a PM message bragging about how he got me restricted. I'm going to call him out every chance I get, it's a free country.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   867d ago
"I found it to be very childish of him to leave me a PM message bragging about how he got me restricted"

ummm... no I didn't

And if you do not like what I post, then don't read it, it is that simple. I post anything I see that is related to PS4, 720, Wii U, gaming consoles in general, PS3, etc. Why you ask because I even put up articles that hate any console. On N4G there is a contest and for me to win I have to submit stories which is why I find anything I lay my eyes on.

"I called him out a few days ago about it in the comments section and he got heated and everyone who agreed with me or left a comment agreeing with me got restricted."

lol no one agreed with you. It was pure disagrees.
kreate  +   867d ago
Agreed or disagreed.

Where is this debate?
I want to read it.
kamakaz3md  +   867d ago
yea this is really getting old, i doubt M$ is dumb enough to make a console always online... think of all the people who dont have internet!? millions os sales to say goodbye too. Either way, ps4 is where its at this year.
trickman888  +   867d ago
The pros of an always online xbox: Nothing
Cons: Everything

Not going read the stupid article.
maniacmayhem  +   867d ago
This was actually a very good article to read.
mmj  +   867d ago
The pros listed were either weak or basically not pros at all and the cons are massive.

How about PROS & CONS of North Korea getting nuclear weapons along the same lines as this article?

PRO: Kim Jong Un is not afraid to take risks.
CON: People fear change.
PRO: You won't see the nukes coming.
CON: Death.
PRO: More and more countries are embracing nuclear energy.
CON: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Fukushima.
PRO: Kim Jong Un might not nuke us.
CON: If he does we're dead.
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GamersRulz  +   867d ago
NegativeCreepWA  +   867d ago
What if "Always Online" is just a slogan?

MS have always pushed the idea of always being connected, as in being online through different devices such as the Xbox, Smart Glass, Windows Phone, Windows 8.

Just a thought, and it seems more likely than the rumors going around. I think the whole thing has been taken out of context.
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rataranian  +   867d ago
The only CON if its true is me not buying it.
hazelamy  +   867d ago
pro: it'll save me money when i never buy one. ^_^
DigitalRaptor  +   867d ago
The weight of the cons would outweigh the pros.

Discussion over.
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