I am betting you will need a XBL Gold sub just so you can play your games .Not just online but offline as well.. Also XBL Gold will jump to $100 a year.
Though this is more of a joke but i wouldn't be to shocked if MS one day did some thing like this or atleast tried to.
the always online thing i can see as being viable, but having to be constantly online doesnt necessarily mean your being forced to pay for gold as silver has online as well dont get the two confused.
Ms not allowing you to play used games unless you have a online connection might be something i can see them doing as a form of drm but it still hasnt been stated one way or another so no reason to get all upset just yet.
micro-transactions in $60.00 retail games, it will get worse devs are just boiling the frog slowly so we dont notice.
I don't know, maybe you rumormongers will quit treating 8 year old facts that had nothing come of them like it is breaking news.
How quickly people forget that Sony made moves to block used games on the PS3, and how it was believed to be 100%, without fail, absolutely, undeniably going to happen, only for those idiots to be quickly laughed at and proven wrong.
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