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Old April 4th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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The next xbox is going to be terrible.

Underpowered and always online DRM for every game, apparently.

These are words from the creative director of Microsoft Studios. Pretty much confirms this always online idiocy.





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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I don't get what "always online" gets / does for me.
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I don't get what "always online" gets / does for me.
It's not for you.
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Then what the hell is ms adding it for - do we know?
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Then what the hell is ms adding it for - do we know?
it's to counteract piracy and shit as far as i know
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They'll try to sell it as "more interactive gaming experiences" and such, but it's just DRM to keep people from pirating games and playing them offline.
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Adam is a dick.
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Let me preface this by saying for me personally I don't care either way because I rarely buy used games and I'm always online anyway, BUT... I know this is a terrible thing to do. Tough to imagine this is true when the PS4 is already confirmed to be DRM-free.

And who is this Ortho guy? Please tell me he doesn't actually represent Microsoft.
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He is, but i heard his comments were taken out of context apparently him and the other guy are friends and were just being dicks.

I still don't see it happening.
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Thats how people get fired, with that bullshit.
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Saw this on JoyStiq:

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Microsoft responds to creative director's 'always-on' console comments

Microsoft has issued an official missive (via Major Nelson) in response to the comments made yesterday by Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth's tweets regarding his opinions surrounding what he called "the drama around having an 'always on' console."

"We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday," the response reads. "This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers."

"We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter."

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....which wasn't exactly a denial.
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Not confirmed, but the source is some Microsoft blogger.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/subscri...-model-6406544

$300 subscription based model.
$500 standard model.

It also "stops functioning if an Internet connection drops for three minutes."
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They are trying to fail at this point.
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Not confirmed, but the source is some Microsoft blogger.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/subscri...-model-6406544

$300 subscription based model.
$500 standard model.

It also "stops functioning if an Internet connection drops for three minutes."
I can see them getting away with the subscription plan, but the part about it not functioning if internet connection drops HAS to be false. They can be greedy but not that damned stupid.
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Imagine playing a game and for whatever reason your internet goes out and you lose all your progress.. LOL!
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At this point everything about next-gen consoles is pointing to a bad generation for the consumers.

I think if the always online rumor is true, and it's looking like it is. Then in spite of what Sony has said, there will be carry over on the PS4. You will be seeing 3rd party games using always online with a lot of the big cross platform titles.

Then you have games like Gears of War trying to sell the maps before the game is even out, then cutting the number of total maps the game ships with to "encourage" customers to buy the DLC maps.

Something is going to have to give.
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I will probably not be preordering a thing. I do not want an always connected machine in order to play games. I live in a rural area and if I decide to sit down and play when I find free time and I cannot because the internet also happens to be down then I would be pissed.
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For me this seems like a non issue. My Internet is always on, I have wi-do, I'd my Internet goes down I'm sure I can live without my Xbox because it probably means my power is out anyways.
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For me this seems like a non issue. My Internet is always on, I have wi-do, I'd my Internet goes down I'm sure I can live without my Xbox because it probably means my power is out anyways.

what about losing anything you hadn't saved up to that point if your internet goes out while playing. Or when the severs are down and you can't play at single player game?
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This console is going to booty. First time I've been excited about buying a PS.
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It was only a matter of time...

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/10/re...rth-no-longer/

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Adam Orth, the Microsoft Studios creative director who caused a stir among consumers last week by tweeting his opinions on "always-on" devices, is no longer a Microsoft employee, according to "two sources" speaking with Polygon.

Last week, Microsoft publicly apologized for Orth's comments, saying that "this person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers."

We have reached out to Microsoft for a statement on the situation and will update this story if we learn more.

Source: Polygon
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