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Next Xbox to require always on internet connection?

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Lmao, it's the xbox. We don't have to do a global market, it really only sales in the US. lol

The fact that a survey of 2,000 people is a perfectly reasonable survey to use to gather information or make an argument on such a discussion as this.

Add to the fact that some global ISP's (including some in the US) that don't allow xbox live to connect through their connections plus the fact that there are only 30 million total xbox live (silver +Gold) users over the life of xbox live (that's counting the original xbox as well)

However this is interesting though.

http://kotaku.com/the-next-xbox-may-have-an-hdmi-in-port-so-472235857

Cue Tom Warren, tech site The Verge's ace reporter on all things Microsoft (he's got a very good track record with this stuff). This afternoon, he reported:

Multiple sources familiar with the company's Xbox plans have revealed to
The Verge
that Microsoft will introduce a feature that lets its next-generation console take over a TV and set-top box in a similar way to Google TV. We understand that the next Xbox will require an online connection to use the entertainment services, allowing them to be always-on for streaming and access to TV signals.

The functionality will work by taking a cable box signal and passing it through to the Xbox via HDMI, allowing Microsoft's console to overlay a UI and features on top of an existing TV channel or set-top box... Extended support for various cable services will be rolled out gradually...

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The fact that a survey of 2,000 people is a perfectly reasonable survey to use to gather information or make an argument on such a discussion as this.

you are completely out of your mind

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99% of the time I'm playing online multiplayer games anyway so this is a non-issue for me. I don't really care about the used game policy or having to install games to the HD either.

I'm just going to wait until both systems come out and then compare everything. I know I much prefer the XBox controller but if I can get a 3rd party controller that's basically a copycat of the XBox one then I may end up going with the PS4, just have to wait and see which system looks better overall.

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<- has never played a second of Xbox anything...

<- doesn't plan to start

I have, however, used the poo out of Windows' buggy OSs throughout history and am totally amazed at how secure they are, and impressed with the dent they've put on the piracy market... lol

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If you want a good example of how this is going to work just look at the indie games section on XBL. For all of the indie games you have to be connected to live in order to play them. If you don't have internet a screen pops up saying that you aren't allowed to play the game, even if it is a one player game. Microsoft has also been known to completely block some of those games after you've bought them, effectively fuging you out of your money. Also, whenever microsoft stops supporting the 360 all of those games are going to be completely worthless. That's really no big deal for the indie games that cost $1 a piece but it's going to become a HUGE deal when we have to start paying $60 or more for a game that is eventually not even going to be ours anymore.

They're basically setting up a long term rental system which I am not going to support since I prefer to actually own the things I purchase.

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I think if they are going to force this onto people, and kill the used game market, they should lower the price of games from $60 to maybe $40. However, they'll probably start them at $70 now. I haven't played console really in over a year, as I'm mainly went back to PC gaming almost 100%, and I'm so glad I did.

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I think if they are going to force this onto people, and kill the used game market, they should lower the price of games from $60 to maybe $40. However, they'll probably start them at $70 now. I haven't played console really in over a year, as I'm mainly went back to PC gaming almost 100%, and I'm so glad I did.

If there are no more physical disks, then they could save a ton on production and distribution costs. No CDs, no boxes, no shipping, not paying a graphic artist to design box art for goodness sake! With a totally electronic distribution methodology, Microsoft could save millions, and pass the savings on to us the consumer in the form of cheap new games!

They won't, though.

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Haha oh yeah. I wish. I may have a LITTLE faith in that if this whole thing wasn't started because publishers are mad that THEY themselves can't "double dip" on a game. It was already sold for full price/sales price before, they are just greedy and I guess $60 isn't enough. Everything should be cheaper if it's a download, it makes complete sense. Sadly, company's don't do this, minus a few.

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Isn't the PS4 rumoured to be doing the no resale value thing as well?

WiiU it is!

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