What made the "always online" topics pick back up?

#1vgsrulePosted 4/28/2013 12:29:58 PM
Has something been announced regarding that, or are people exaggerating rumors as they usually do?
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#2RollnThunder213Posted 4/28/2013 1:01:15 PM
Rumors
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#395_EclipsePosted 4/28/2013 1:47:44 PM
IGN "confirmed" them a few days ago or so.
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#495_EclipsePosted 4/28/2013 1:49:36 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/25/next-xbox-functionality-pricing-reportedly-outed

Thurrott notes that the rumored “always online” functionality of the next Xbox is correct. He notes that “the next Xbox must be Internet-connected to use. This is the source of the ‘always on’/’always online’ rumors and isn’t as Draconian as many seem to believe.”


being the main bit, where the guy outs himself as an idiot.
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#5NineteenthCrossPosted 4/28/2013 5:28:53 PM
-No longer a rumor.
-IGN reporter does damage control in the next sentence.

Hilarious.
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#6vgsrule(Topic Creator)Posted 4/28/2013 8:19:21 PM
What does he even mean, it's not as bad as it seems?

Could use some elaboration.
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#7Shy420Posted 4/29/2013 11:38:07 AM
vgsrule posted...
What does he even mean, it's not as bad as it seems?

Could use some elaboration.


What does what mean, always online? It means that for you to play your games that you payed money for on the next XBox you will need to have an internet connection. This means that if you're internet connection goes down for one reason or another, like a drunk hitting a pole, you will not be able to play the games you paid money for. In the future if microsoft closes down the Xbox servers you will not be able to play the games you have paid for any more.

If you want a good example and you have a 360 and a bunch of Arcade games unplug your internet connection and watch as a few of those games go from full game to demo.
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#8chrcolPosted 5/1/2013 5:41:20 PM
dont forget also if xbox servers go down its counts as offline.
#9metroidman92Posted 5/1/2013 6:12:32 PM
It's the equivalent of MS shooting themselves in the foot.
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#10CapnStankyPosted 5/1/2013 6:38:50 PM
Sony fanboy fear.
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