Are Always online consoles bad for Videogames?

On April 4, 2013, Adam Orth, one of Microsoft Studio's creative directors, did a bad thing on Twitter.

He, in a series of bluntly worded tweets, hinted that the upcoming Xbox console will require a permanent Internet connection to function and that anyone who saw this as a problem should, according to a particularly memorable tweet, "get with the times and get the Internet." After fielding a few responses from Bioware's Manveer Heir, Polygon's Arthur Gies and other users with variations on the dismissive #dealwithit hashtag, Orth set his Twitter account to private and left those interested in the debacle to discuss among themselves.

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Transporter472113d ago

Yes. That is all there is to it. Not everybody has a stable internet connection or have internet.

Bimkoblerutso2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )


Maybe one day, though.

LAWSON722113d ago

I def have 4g lte oh wait no i dont and it is pointless for digital games because conpanies have quite the low data cap

Siren302113d ago

This debate is getting old. If Microsoft announces the next xbox and says it will not require always on internet than this will all be for nothing.

wishingW3L2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

let them have their hits while it still is a relevant topic. XD

GhettoBlasStarr2113d ago

Yeah, but if the community doesn't speak up then a always on connection could happen.
I would rather everyone speak up on a rumor they don't like before it becomes reality.

admiralvic2113d ago

Whats to question?

Some people lack internet.
Some people have slow internet.
Some people just don't want to be bothered (like people kept doing while I was playing BioShock).
Sometimes people lose internet.
Sometimes I am not at a place with internet.
Sometimes I lose power.

Hard to justify something when there are so many examples that render my system useless.

josephayal2113d ago

Always online and Xlive gold is the perfect combination

Hicken2113d ago

... and, somehow, you moved up to bubbles.

TheSaint2113d ago

Seems like only 3 people got the sarcasm.

deno2113d ago

Why should I waste 60+ dollars on a single player game and depend on a internet connection to play it?

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