Microsoft Pushes Xbox 720 Event to May 21

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devin3627

okay... xbox currently has a 10-minute countdown for digital disc content when you pull the internet plug. why would that change for the second console? it was flawless, even though the right-hand top-corner dialogue at the screen was annoying 10-minute countdown all the time with my wireless internet. it didn't close my game.

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jbitzer

Please quit calling it the 720, it sounds retarded. Also, it will not be called that.

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Blaze589

For all you know it will be like a KMS server in which your game is activated for a set number of days until reactivation is needed again giving a near seamless experience. Hell we all know MS can do this.

It's funny how everyone is complaining (gaming sites). Yet I can bet that when all is said and done most people won't give a damn. Remember how many people were bitching about the TSA. Now look it's a normal part of life and no one gives it a second thought. This is the same tendency whenever there's a new OS; they say I'm going to switch to "this" and "that." Where are they now; all I hear is silence. Grow up people, just grow up.

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Camerone

How about YOU grow up and stick to the subject at had.

We all know Microsoft has the CAPABILITY to deliver a near seamless experience, but do they even WANT to? If their creative director is anything to go by, that's a tough dongle to swallow.

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devin3627

i just saw something in the news a few weeks ago about TSA forcing a woman to x-ray her baby's milk. its old news, but still an everyday issue. you are wrong, xbox is set for a 10 minute time until it kicks you off solo-mod. what they are doing is already implemented in downloadable games. microsft isn't building new servers. most people move on from the xbox 360 to the next gen. do you have any f***ing idea how expensive it would be for "always-on" its a 10-minute timeout system. has anyone here ever bought a digital version of disc game? they'd know what happens when they pull the internet plug. they get a 10-minute countdown.

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jbitzer

Actually, there are a lot of people still complaining about the TSA, however it isn't of interest to the current news cycle.

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whiteodian

If they do go this route, I may jump ship from 360/PC gaming and go PC/PS4. I am online most of the time without issue, but this disappoints me so much that I don't want to support them.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

What's the advantage or purpose of an always online device? This ortho guy is so full of shit and he doesn't make any sense.

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dgrmouse

It also allows developers to collect a huge amount of information. Everything from how often you play, how long you play each session, what time of day you play, etc., is up for grabs. I've seen Bioware give percentages on how many players skip cut-scenes and Eidos create maps showcasing where players died in Just Cause 2 (a single-player game). Whether it's harmful or not, I don't particularly want to be profiled.

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vrmlbasic

Why pay for focus groups and alpha/beta testing when you can sucker the gaming public into doing all of that for you, and paying for the "privilege"?

The developers who come up with these crazy profiling systems and DRM schemes should channel their energies instead into making plots for games; every game could be Deus Ex.

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T-man0717

Oh, I'm sure they'll say that having an always on internet connection will help you the end user with syncing across your Microsoft products. Especially if you're using Windows 8! Insert smiling Microsoft sales rep face here, lol. Which is true, but Wolfing has got part 2 of this scheme all figured out.

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wolfing

the advantage (for them) is that they can authenticate every game you buy and assign it to your Xbox account, so you can't sell it after you're done with it or lend it to a friend. The advantage for the customer is hmm... like... hmm... let me get back to you on that.

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