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Next Xbox to require always on internet connection?

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If this is true, I'm done with Xbox and will buy the new playstation 4 (assuming that doesn't require always on connection).

http://www.gamespot.com/news/subscription-based-xbox-720-priced-at-300-with-500-standard-model-6406544

Not sure how this will affect sales, but I can't see how this is a good thing for the consumer.

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It's true according to everything I've heard and read online, so it looks like PS4 for me. Fug xbox. they are going to lose a lot of consumers by doing this. They might become the next Dreamcast.

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you made the mistake of thinking your average early teens xbox addict gives a poo about this

I doubt it affects sales

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One of their guys posted this gem on twitter. So I'd say unless they make a last minute change (not likely and not very feasable either.) then that the next xbox will require an internet connection and I'd wager that all games have to install on the HD rumor will turn out to be true as well. I think It's so they can keep an eye on used games early on in the cycle and then prevent them with keys later on down the road.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/05/microsoft-creative-director-on-always-online-deal-with-it

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you made the mistake of thinking your average early teens xbox addict gives a poo about this

I doubt it affects sales

A bunch of parents either don't allow their kids to hook them up to the internet. Then you've got the more rural area's that don't have reliable internet connections and then you have people with satellite internet connections that aren't reliable during storms or cloudy days type of poo as well. You also have people that just don't have internet. Then there are those that use their cellphones or tablets for everything internet related so they don't have a traditional ISP either.

This will most definitely effect sales and the bottom line for the system.

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I'm on xbox live a ton, but I don't like being required to have the connection constant. Sometimes my internet goes out, and that should stop me from playing games? Crazy. I will not be buying the next Xbox if these rumors are true, and I had been planning on getting one instead of a PS4 (like I got the 360 and not a PS3). Looks like PS4 and their crappy controller will have my business back.

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I don't know one person that has an xbox that doesn't have internet. I'm sure microsoft has done their own research to confirm that this is pretty much the case.

People will buy the same console that their friends are getting and don't care about dumb features such as this.

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I WILL NOT BE BUYING THE NEXT XBOX!!!!!!

Mainly because I am a grown man who stopped playing video games

In all seriousness, hopefully this really comes around to bite M$ in the ass

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I don't know one person that has an xbox that doesn't have internet. I'm sure microsoft has done their own research to confirm that this is pretty much the case.

People will buy the same console that their friends are getting and don't care about dumb features such as this.

So you're ok if for some reason you don't have internet access and your NextBox turns into a place mat?

Good for you, you can buy it then. And don't be so sure that people don't care about this issue...go to ANY gaming site and most people are not happy about this.

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I'm certainly not okay at all with this and I'm not buying any garbage they put out regardless. People are bitching now but once it releases people won't care.

If people aren't gonna raise hell when you pay a premium for services that are free on literally every single electronic device on the market.. for youtube netflix and an internet browser.. I don't think the always on deal is gonna be any different.

Yeah the hypestorm of a new console kinda amplifies things and the forums are probably livid right now but just wait until their shiny new military shooter comes out.

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I mean personally I think the only way to play video games now is online versus multiple people. Playing the computer is so boring to me. Story modes are almost never as exciting as whooping ass online. If I had to play xbox with no internet now days I'd just throw the sht away.

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I have both a xbox and PS3, I usually play online anyway but like others said sometimes the internet is slow or down and that will suck to not even be able to play.... oh and I like Xbox way better than my PS3, online is just way better and easier as far as talking and playing with friends

I hated the PS3 controller, but you can buy PS3 controllers that are the same design and size as xbox just gotta look for it.

EASports Sucks!

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