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4/7/2013 9:47:40 AM
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Always on feature ( Xbox ) - what's the problem?

We are in 2013, not 1995. What's the issue here, doesn't everyone have internet yet?

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  • [url=http://majornelson.com/2013/04/05/official-statement-on-what-was-said-yesterday/][b]Did you miss this?[/b][/url]

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    • Sony's PS4 maybe ascending a lot more into the light. One of them, including me this time.

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    • What if my internet cuts out? No Xbox for me. Not everybody has a stable connection y'know.

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    • I live in the south west suburbs of London, one of the more affluent areas in the UK. Nevertheless my internet is occasionally patchy and I also enjoy playing games without the lag induced by online play. Even with low latency reaction times are longer with online gaming. I also don't want to be taking up bandwidth when playing a game that would function perfectly well offline.

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    • Edited by Dead Account: 4/7/2013 10:45:55 AM
      **** Completely irreverent to this topic **** Hey Mark, are you forgetting [url=http://majornelson.com/2013/04/06/live-activity-for-week-of-april-1st/][b]something?[/b][/url] Surprised you haven't used this for your daily Halo 4 rant.

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      • Edited by BerzerkCommando: 4/7/2013 12:04:03 PM
        The internet goes out which means you can't use it. You bring your Xbox over to your friends house or to some location that doesn't have internet. Which means you can't use it. You bring your Xbox to a location that has internet, but there's no Wifi or a spot you can hock it up to the internet. Which means you can't use it. What are the benefits of having an always online console? There's no benefits at all to it.

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        • Edited by Spawn: 4/7/2013 2:24:46 PM
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          [url=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=52793625&postcount=6317]Link to post[/url] [quote]There's a guy who works two minimum wage jobs. He just saved up enough money to buy the new 720 because he loves Madden. It's the only game he buys every year. The problem is that he just moved out of his mother's house, so bills are tight. He doesn't have broadband because 1) It's expensive 2) Where he lives, the internet service providers don't have plans he can afford. You just kept him from playing video games with your always-on connection. ... Another guy just started college. He loved Xbox when he was in high school, but the college doesn't allow you to hook your Xbox up to the internet. You just kept him from playing video games with your always-on connection. ... There's a child who got a new Xbox for Christmas. His parents can't be bothered to set up the console so he can get on Xbox Live. You just kept him from playing video games with your always-on connection. ... There's a place out in the country that doesn't have any means of reliable broadband access. A family has scraped together enough money to buy a new Xbox. You just kept them from playing games with your always-on connection. Thunderstorm? No video games. Poor people? No video games. Not allowed? No video games. Not tech savvy? No video games. I don't know if Microsoft realizes this, but their brand was built on college-age males who aren't rich. You're punishing them.[/quote] The point is, no matter what you believe there are going to be limitations form a user standpoint rather than the currently options we have now of online/offline. There aren't any benefits to the consumer by forcing an always online connection. Does a PC, Mac, Smartphone, Wii U, Playstation, iPad, Tablet or any of those devices FORCE you be online? Nope. It's always optional. There is no benefit over a customer standpoint for a forced connection online. Rather, you're limited in your options available, while justifying a monthly fee if you want to play with your friends at all. If I want to go to a LAN party and play with friends offline, I have to pay to do that now - for a game I already bought.

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