"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."