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

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

i really do not get the drama either, i would venture to say a large percent of all the consoles that are out there right now are connected to the internet at all times. This is not much different, and to be honest its an evolution of services rendered.

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

i really do not get the drama either, i would venture to say a large percent of all the consoles that are out there right now are connected to the internet at all times. This is not much different, and to be honest its an evolution of services rendered.

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.

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BajiRav    2,119

I am guessing this is either intentional marketing tactic or this guy will be without a job soon.

Vacuum cleaner comment was stupid. Power is much more stable than internet connectivity.

In last 6 years, I've lost power at least 4-5 times a year (minor and major) whereas I remember only 1 Internet outage. I don't think you can generalize.

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Pupik    452

Vacuum cleaner comment was stupid. Power is much more stable than internet connectivity.

What if you get your internet through power cables?

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Mackster    28

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.

Is bound to happen.

I remember when Blizzard launched Diablo 3, as online game only. Of course they couldn't cope with the demand during the initial launch days. And I myself got booted out of the game right when I played against the final boss in the game, due to a server restart. After that, I just felt they never get a dime from me anymore.

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FlintyV    732

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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(Spork)    87

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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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Kirkburn    172

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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+fusi0n    1,547

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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tsupersonic    1,310

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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Kirkburn    172
what if you want to play xbox in your car..

Seriously?

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+fusi0n    1,547

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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ichi    350

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

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HawkMan    5,075

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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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

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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+fusi0n    1,547

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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BajiRav    2,119

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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compl3x    6,252

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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ichi    350

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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+fusi0n    1,547

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

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Pupik    452

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dont circumvent the swear filter

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Weaksauce excuse

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c.grz    375

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.

Don't confuse "Always On" with "Internet based DRM". I wouldn't mind always on. Updates happening without my intervention is a huge plus! I dont play my XBox as often as I'd like so when I do I have to sit there and wait for all the updates to come down. Always on would save me from having to wait for console/game updates.

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(Spork)    87

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....

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

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.

for a single player game come on always on is just stupid and is going to loose them lots of customers me for 1 i have 5 360's in my house if the always on is true ill have 5 ps4

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ichi    350

Don't confuse "Always On" with "Internet based DRM". I wouldn't mind always on. Updates happening without my intervention is a huge plus! I dont play my XBox as often as I'd like so when I do I have to sit there and wait for all the updates to come down. Always on would save me from having to wait for console/game updates.

That's a weird definition for "always on". My PS3 already wakes up about 4am to download any available update, but waking up for 5 minutes is not "always on" by any stretch.

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