"I don't get the drama around having an 'always online' console," Microsoft Studios creative directorAdam Orth wrote yesterday on Twitter. "Every device now is 'always on'. That's the world we live in. #dealwithit" In doing so, Orth dismissed what he saw as "drama" about the rumor that the next-generation Microsoft Xbox console would not be able to play games at all unless it were connected to the Internet, and also insulted the people concerned about it.
Polygon's Samit Sarkar, however, related an argument Orth then had with Manveer Heir, a BioWare game designer, in which Heir brought up people who'd be left out by always-on DRM. Orth was dismissive, but here's a look anyway at a few people who will find an always-on Xbox hard to "deal with."
with all this fuss, there's a high risk of the console getting delayed.
I will most likey buy two one for the family one for me.
Everyone is over reacting about always on Xbox. I'm sure it will be fine. And if you don't like it buy a ps4.
"EA's Origin service (a Steam competitor) probably takes the cake for arbitrary abuses of power here, as according to John Walker of Rock Paper Shotgun one player was permanently banned because someone else swore in a forum post with his username in it."
And that is why EA is considered the worst company in the US over banks and BP.
"Everyone is over reacting about always on Xbox."
Yes. And the issue would be less than what it currently is if MS would - ONLY SAY SOMETHING.