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Subject: [XBox720] Report/rumor Date: 2/6/2013 9:45 PM
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"A source" (and we know how reliable those can sometimes be) says that the new box will require always-on internet just to function. Seems a bit outlandish to me. I'm sure MSFT thinks that every 360 they've ever sold has a broadband connection, 'cause they can't comprehend not using XBox Live - but is that really the case, worldwide? I doubt it.

Could be they mean it's just for new games, approximating most PC games' "you MUST be online the first time to activate it, then you can play offline" (with exceptions @ Ubisoft & Blizzard), as a bulwark against people <gasp> sharing games. But if that's true, and they think this is an effective measure that won't keep people from buying the new box (like always-online certainly would be), I can't imagine they've thought it through. If my XBox isn't online and never has been, each of those two measures (always-online and game-specific online activation) acts equally as a barrier to a consumer buying the thing.

Unless of course they've put an old-school RJ-11 modem plug on the thing that lets someone who only has dial-up get online in order to activate his new game. And wouldn't that be funny if they did?

http://kotaku.com/5982097/report-the-next-xbox-will-require-...

JT,
guess we'll wait and see how they view those without broadband
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