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Adam Orth:'I don't get the drama' over 'always-on' Xbox

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#31 FlintyV

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:26

Don't see the fuss at all.

I can only think of a couple of times since Xbox Live launched in 2002 when it's been down.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:35

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Don't see the fuss at all.

I can only think of a couple of times since Xbox Live launched in 2002 when it's been down.



has nothing to do with xbox live being up and down if rumors are correct if you disconnected from your ISP after 3 mins the game stops ... THAT'S the big deal

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:39

Sim City says hey.

Imagine everyone on launch day all trying to connect to xbox live at once, no connection to live, can't play any games.


You know, I'm fairly sure Xbox Live already exists, and already has millions of consoles connected to it.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:44

What if the internet goes down.. what if you take your Xbox on a trip with you that doesn't have internet.. what if you want to play xbox in your car..

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:46

This guy is a dumbass - not everyone has the luxury of 24x7 internet/power, whatever the case may be. There's a difference between being connected and always connected. I hope he gets grilled by Microsoft.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:47

what if you want to play xbox in your car..


Seriously?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:50

Seriously?


Yeah. Seriously..

My wife's SUV has a flip down screen.. Long road trips.. so yeah.. seriously..

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Also, this is more common than you think.. A lot of my friends have consoles in their cars for their kids..

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:50

Always-on is outright stupid. Either that guy is trolling or Microsoft has lost it.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:52

Why does the title of this say MS as if it's an official MS statement instead of the name of the guy who said it...


oh right....

Yeah. Seriously..

My wife's SUV has a flip down screen.. Long road trips.. so yeah.. seriously..

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Also, this is more common than you think.. A lot of my friends have consoles in their cars for their kids..

Mobile broadband or use your phone as an ad hoc wifi spot....problem ?

Always-on is outright stupid. Either that guy is trolling or Microsoft has lost it.


Do you even know what always on is ? because most of your electroncis is always on already, and the PS4 will also be always on.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:54

Mobile broadband or use your phone as an ad hoc wifi spot....problem ?

Shouldn't f***ing have to with single player games, christ. What happens if someone has a low monthly data allowance, in the UK 250/500Mb a month is the average cap.

Do you even know what always on is ? because most of your electroncis is always on already, and the PS4 will also be always on.

It won't require always on internet though.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:55

Mobile broadband or use your phone as an ad hoc wifi spot....problem ?


Yeah, that would work.. but all that just to play online.. Why would I want to buy something like that and pay monthly just for my console to have an "always on" connection.. yeah that is a problem..

Yes, it is a solution that works.. but this shouldn't have to come to that.

Also, I wouldn't want it to use my bandwidth.. Mobile Broadband is pricey..

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 14:58

This guy is a dumbass - not everyone has the luxury of 24x7 internet/power, whatever the case may be. There's a difference between being connected and always connected. I hope he gets grilled by Microsoft.

I am sure he will be (unless this was deliberate ploy from marketing) because the Xbox team has been very secretive about their plans so far. FWIW he never said "always connected" but "always on" (at least in those tweet snapshots).

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 15:00

Translation: **** what consumers want, we'll tell them what they want.

Always on is bull****. All but the most loyal MS/xbox fanboys know this.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 15:03

Do you even know what always on is ? because most of your electroncis is always on already, and the PS4 will also be always on.


Which of my electronics?
PC? No. Laptop? No. Consoles? No. Microwave oven? No. Fridge? No. TV? No. UPS? No. Vacuum cleaner? No.

Heck, I can even use apps and games on my phone without connection and/or authenticating anywhere online.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 15:03

edited: don't want to start a flame war..