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10. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 12:29 Julio
 
deqer wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 12:23:
People that dislike DRM are disliking it for the wrong reasons. It's not about "internet disruptions"; it's about control; to own you; to track you; data mine you.

That's part of it, it's also about internet disruptions. If Ballmer wants my favorite porn sites, all he has to do is ask
 
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9. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 12:23 deqer
 
People that dislike DRM are disliking it for the wrong reasons. It's not about "internet disruptions"; it's about control; to own you; to track you; data mine you.  
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8. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 11:51 Verno
 
The real irony in this whole debacle is that console gaming is my go-to activity for when my internet is down and I know several other people who do the same thing.  
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7. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 11:10 Simon Says
 
In other words. They'll include a "feature" that publishers will or will not use depending on the title and/or their policies at the time and MS will wash their hands about it.

Also, even if only a minority of games require always on, they will have accomplished their objective. Allowing them to annoy us with ads ad infinitum for their own profit. Clever isn't it?

Forget it, single player is offline and for me will stay offline. I'm gonna inform my fellow gamers and let em make their own decisions about it.

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6. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 09:13 Julio
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 23:07:
In my opinion, we'll see how serious that stance is when we see the first always-on game published by Microsoft. Believe me, if the technology is there, that day is coming.

I'm sure they'll try it, I just have no interest in always on DRM on something that doesn't need internet. It's like when the hydro company wants me to put my thermostat online - why? No benefit for me.

Unfortunately the internet infrastructure where I live (Canada) is worse than Africa due to lack of competition. So having many devices sucking up bandwidth at the same time is not a good thing. If you don't play console multiplayer, there's no benefit to being always online on a console. Next they'll want my toaster connected to the internet before it will make toast.
 
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5. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 27, 2013, 04:37 El Pit
 
I guess I know who M$ learned its lesson from: We don't shoot people, we're only selling weapons to those who do! Rolleyes2  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 26, 2013, 23:07 killer_roach
 
Julio wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 20:46:
Seems like an attempt to shift the blame to publishers for always on DRM. I won't be buying any console games that require always on DRM.

In my opinion, we'll see how serious that stance is when we see the first always-on game published by Microsoft. Believe me, if the technology is there, that day is coming.
 
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3. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 26, 2013, 22:41 Saboth
 
Julio wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 20:46:
Seems like an attempt to shift the blame to publishers for always on DRM. I won't be buying any console games that require always on DRM.

Me either. I've had too many internet disruptions over the years to trust "always on". When cable companies have a monopoly, and phone companies are getting out of the DSL/fiber market to push their nonsensical wireless internet, there's no incentive to provide better or more stable service to customers. Sure, the power goes out from time to time, as one infamous guy said. But when the power's out, the electrical company doesn't say "looks good on our end, have you tried rebooting your power line? We'll have to charge you $$ to send a guy out to fix it if it's not on our end." Then the problem continues for weeks or months.
 
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2. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 26, 2013, 20:46 Julio
 
Seems like an attempt to shift the blame to publishers for always on DRM. I won't be buying any console games that require always on DRM.  
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1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 26, 2013, 20:45 DangerDog
 
Always on? No used game sales?

blame the publishers, nice diversion there microsoft.
 
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