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[font=georgia,serif][size=5][b]Microsoft: Next Xbox will work even when your Internet doesn

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While I believed this to be a horrible rumor anyway, I just wish MS would have released something to the public so the internet didnt run wild with the thought. Just think of all the people that wanted this to be true...
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15 days to go, then everyone should know 100%. I've always suspected that the always-on option/mode is too keep the system and the games updated in the background so that when I do go to play a game I haven't played in a while I don't have to sit through a lengthy update process.

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"[font=georgia,serif]The quotation also implicitly confirms another rumor: the next Xbox will sport an HDMI input, to allow cable boxes to be hooked up for live TV viewing."[/font]
[font=georgia,serif]No it doesn't.[/font]

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Why would they send such an email to all the employees anyway? To remind them what they are releasing?

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I can't wait for the 21st to roll around and shut up all of these stupid rumors. It makes total sense to require the developer units to be "always on", it helps monitor the developers using them and prevent NDA breaches. It also makes total sense not to require this on the final console.
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[quote name='tanjiajun_34' timestamp='1367861611' post='595675230']
Why would they send such an email to all the employees anyway? To remind them what they are releasing?
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2 things come to mind here:

1 - to eliminate all the rumors that have been posted regarding this subject
2 - this process was possibly going to be in place and the voice of the "people" has forced MS's hand (?)

We may never know

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The comment on Ars sums it up:
[quote][color=#4F525A][font=Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Of course, the existence of such a mass e-mail implies that this is a recent change in policy. My work never sends an e-mail to everyone to say, "Just FYI, the policy we've had this whole time is still the policy. Keep doing what you've been doing."[/quote][/size][/font][/color]

[color=#4F525A][font=Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Good news though, means Sony won't follow suit. Everyone wins.[/size][/font][/color]
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[quote name='jerzdawg' timestamp='1367861767' post='595675240']
2 things come to mind here:

1 - to eliminate all the rumors that have been posted regarding this subject
2 - this process was possibly going to be in place and the voice of the "people" has forced MS's hand (?)

We may never know
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3 - They knew the email would leak and wanted to get out the word while still not "commenting on rumors and speculation".

[quote name='TheLegendOfMart' timestamp='1367861902' post='595675250']
The comment on Ars sums it up:
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[color=#4F525A][font=Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Good news though, means Sony won't follow suit. Everyone wins.[/size][/font][/color]
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No it doesn't - this won't surprise you if work at a big enough corporation. I get such emails at my work every now and then for various things (ethics policy for example) that everyone already knows about.

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You don't say...

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[quote name='TheLegendOfMart' timestamp='1367861902' post='595675250']
The comment on Ars sums it up:
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[color=#4F525A][font=Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Good news though, means Sony won't follow suit. Everyone wins.[/size][/font][/color]
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No, not really. Fun fact - a lot of people work in these divisions. Just because you work at Samsung does't mean that you know everything about what's being done.

It's more likely it was an internal memo to ease the concerns of everyone who DIDN'T know.

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I'm still surprised how rampant these rumors became and honestly would've been shocked if they had gone through with it being always online. Of course these next gen consoles will have tons of online features but you can't make it required for everything at this day and age (the infrastructure isn't there yet).

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