Sources: Microsoft , , , Engadget
quote: Dear Microsoft,Go f%ck yourselves.
quote: Maybe every 24 hours is unacceptable but what is acceptable?
quote: Why? Because there is zero benefit to the consumer for requiring internet access.
quote: love how everyone immediately goes to F#@% the world
quote: ~45 million Americans have no access to true broadband internet, period.VAST numbers of console gamers NEVER hook their consoles up to the internet. Because there's no reason to do so.
quote: good, I'd rather see them buying a freaking sun-powered heater.
quote: It's your own ignorance and willful stupidity about people who don't live in typical urban environments that makes you invalid.
quote: There is NEVER any possible excuse for requiring a console to be online.
quote: Then who is at fault? the consumer or the manufacturer?
quote: Note I'm not trying to say what the answer here is, just that your argument seemingly boils down to being against protections in general. Needless to say, people do need to vote with their wallet. The people that are hurt the most by it, would be the many that won't know of this at all.
quote: but that's what rules, regulations, laws, etc are for. To avoid discriminatory tactics. Why try to justify those tactics? The real options argument would be to allow the consumer to turn off the phoning home. Simple really.
quote: Ok, so, can you please explain why is it SO BAD to have a check up every 24 hours?
quote: You may not be directly affected but if the electricity goes out for more than a day your XBO becomes a movie player.
quote: What happens if you're a casual gamer and only play one day a week and you like turning off your wireless modem to prevent broadband theft
quote: (which btw is unbelievably uncommon to begin with on a secured network)
quote: I didn't make any claim about HOW secure it is, I was claiming the rarity of people actually trying that. The average person will steal connections from unsecured connections in a heartbeat because you can just click connect, but very few people will actually go through the trouble to steal a secured connection, let alone yours.
quote: Obviously you live in an area where this is more commonly an issue, a higher population density. Even still, hijacking secured connections is not SUPER common of a thing to worry about.
quote: The tools to crack WPA and spoof a MAC address can be found easily
quote: Hacking for internet is relatively easy in difficulty. However, virtually nobody does this anymore so it is rare. If you do it then you are one of the very few scums out there.
quote: When hacking these days, you usually encounter problems with signal. 5Ghz is becoming common and has problems going through walls and especially fire walls. 2.4ghz freq is usually very polluted since everyone has wifi now as well as appliances on the same freq. If you live in the suburb in a single family home with less pollution then you have a greater distance so your signal will be low and unreliable.
quote: The prices of game titles will fall to $20 for AAA titles, as they used to be 5 years ago, when there was no developed second hand market.
quote: Personally, I refuse to spend $65+ for a game no matter how great it is.
quote: or skip it all together, as I do with EA titles.
quote: Trying to attach the same ecosystem to a game console is going to piss off a lot of customers that don't want their consoles always tied off to their internet connection just to play a game, especially when other game consoles don't require it.
quote: The depth of human stupidity is staggering.
quote: If its a good game let them make a buck on the resale.
quote: Who's internet goes out for more than 24 hours?