View Full Version : Next Xbox Will Require A Constant Internet Connection... and your soul.
04-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Rumors and speculations of course, but there may be some truth to it. I'm an android user and I can't even play most games (even paid ones) without an active internet connection. I'm not even going to mention the breach of privacy where an app will actively seek out your contact data. I think that the exact thing will happen with home consoles.
Facebook, Google, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, all want to control the masses by accessing personal data and using it against all of those who might want to seek out justice.
Men and women have fought and died for their liberty and we are just giving it away with a simple touch of button.
04-03-2012, 10:03 PM
Like I said in the other thread, I won't. And I hope people will boycott
Both Sony and Microsoft's next gen consoles are earth shatteringly disappointing... I don't know if i will buy either this time around sadly.
Closed-source computers becoming more closed-source.
04-05-2012, 04:32 AM
For the first time I'm really hoping these console rumors stay rumors. Should the rumors turn out to be true I'll probably boycott.
04-05-2012, 04:35 AM
It'd be a stupid move on their part. Unless they only want people who live in urban and suburban areas to buy their stuff, the rural areas of this country are still largely without more than dial-up capable internet.
04-05-2012, 04:52 AM
Requiring me to constantly be connected to the internet is a deal-breaker to me, much more so than no used games. I have a good internet connection, but that still doesn't guarantee I'll be able to play a game 100% of the time. My internet occasionally craps out, and my PS3 gets disconnected from the wireless from time to time, but at least I can keep playing when these happen.
tinfoil hat party!!!!!!!!
04-05-2012, 05:35 AM
I really hope that all these new home eight generation consoles die in a fire or something. They just look too disappointing. I won't be buying this never but they are just rumors. Though I'm not liking the Wii U one bit of what has been revealed of it.
04-05-2012, 09:31 AM
Eh, I can't say that the idea wouldn't have its advantages, but I dislike it from a different perspective. All privacy breaches aside (sadly I think I've simply gotten used to that idea), remember when turning on a console to play a game didn't take forever? Pop the cartridge/disk in, beep boop, title screen? Now you've gotta load up some godawful console OS, let it sign you in, wait for it to read the disc assuming it doesn't need to take an hour to load some firmware update, then load the game which ALSO wants to take an hour to update....oh, and it wants to charge you another $60 in DLC for content that's sometimes already on the disc. I know there's plenty of cool things we can do with modern consoles, but honestly I miss when consoles were simple. Now we buy deliberately incomplete games for full price while they charge us more for the rest of the game later on, on a console that dies all the time and takes forever to load. And did games of the past really NEED patches?
Thus, viva la Steam/PC gaming. It's just become far less of a headache in my opinion.
04-05-2012, 01:32 PM
Probably will be skipping the xbox next gen. Gonna get a playstation this time and the Wii U most likely. For now I'll stick to my handhelds 8)
04-05-2012, 03:58 PM
The article is from April 2nd. Maybe it's April Fools a day late. lol
04-05-2012, 05:12 PM
The article is from April 2nd. Maybe it's April Fools a day late. lollol i doubt it since it was microsoft that introduced the gold live account,so something like this is within the realm of possibility
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