Microsoft Creative Director Comments on Always-Online

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  1. demonicstrife
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    Just incredible. Adam Orth, aka "Sweet Billy", a creative director at Microsoft Studios, decided to comment about the always-online rumors of the upcoming NextBox/Durango.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Ever since his twitter feed went public (which is now locked), this news has basically spread all across the Internet. Not only that, but another confirmed developer had his own comment:

    "Given that legally I cannot confirm or deny if this information is true, nor can I comment on rumor or speculation, all I can say is be sure to pay your ISP bills."

    So that pretty much confirms that Microsoft's next console will require a constant online connection.

    NEOGAF

    I've literally been watching this entire thing derail for the last few hours, and it's fucking hilarious.
     


  2. emigre

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    That's a class response from Orthy at the end there.

    EDIT: I swear half the threads here are stolen from Neogaf.
     
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    the guy sounds like a real stuck up asshole welp cross the nextbox off my list of consoles to buy
     
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    This is amusing and even more if always online stays on their next console.
     
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    He later tweeted that it was just him trolling his friend Manveer (like he usually does apparently.) and he didn't mean to insult anyone... Yeeaaaaaa sure.

    Not sure if true or just trying to find something to save face :\

    Oh and when he said "always on" he said that he was referring to the console being switched on like a fridge and not being always online.
     
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    For once I commend neogaf. By making a huge stink out of this, MS will most likely have to bend to public pressure and nix the force-connect policy.

    I'm glad for it, mainly because I tend to lose internet access when it rains. (dsl mystery)
     
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    In cases where I've seen this, somebody left one of the lids/openings on the line box at the pole open, and it floods when it rains so the shutoff switch trips, and then trips back when the water has drained.

    I can't give any specific details as I've never actually seen the box, being a customer and all that jazz, and it could be something else depending on the system you use.
     
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    Once they realise that this isnt what customers want, they will have to change something or have an excellent marketing campaign outlining the advantages on a 'always' online model.
     
  9. Gahars

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    More like Neo-gaffes, am I right?
     
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    Well that confirms it. The next box is off my shopping list. PS4, here I come!
     
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    LOL. I didn't know microsoft would become so @#@#@#@.
     
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    That doesn't confirm anything.

    "Pay your ISP bill." Uh, yeah, because that's what you're supposed to do. You can't just rack up charges and stop paying it. They can't truly comment on it, so they haven't.
     
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    gg killing half their userbase if they try to do something stupid like Always-Online.
    If everyone has the same opinion at microsoft as that ignorant douche, I have a feeling they wont realize anything before it's too late.


    Looks like that point flew right on past your head there bro.
    They can't say anything directly, therefore a comment like that strongly implies that "always-online" is a true feature.
     
  14. The Real Jdbye

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    This guy's points are not a good reason to make a console require an always-on internet connection.

    Of course a vacuum cleaner requires electricity to work, and a mobile phone requires reception to make calls.
    How else is the vacuum cleaner supposed to get power? A hand crank? And how are you expecting to magically make calls without some sort of connection to whoever you want to call?

    I don't need reception on my mobile phone to play the games I have installed on it though, save a few that have stupid license verification on every start.
    So why should I need an internet connection to play games I own on a console?
    It's not the same thing at all, when for games the devs can simply make use of online features when there is connectivity, and restrict them when there isn't, and the users will be happier as a result.

    This actually makes even LESS sense on consoles than it does on PCs, Android devices and other platforms where you have access to the file system.
    Pirating on them is much harder in the first place, and since consoles are so locked down, if security is done properly it will take a very long time for any hacks to be released, and it will be cracked so wide open that patching the games to work offline will be trivial.
     
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    yeah no. The only time I want online all the time, is when I'm watching pawrn.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Hop2089

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    The Xbox Durango, it's already dead before release. These may be rumors right now, but everyone has been mentioned this over and over with little changes in the overall rumor itself so chances are it could be true.

    Also, Orthy is an idiot with money and an IQ of 75 at the most, and he doesn't know what he's talking about, his obvious level of stupidity makes me laugh though. The only people who damage control this are the execs and other high ranking Microsoft employees, no one but them want this feature, the internet isn't 100% fault free anywhere even in South Korea and Japan there's the same problems, internet goes out, goes down for maintenance, connections lag and slow down, and not everyone has it either and not just in the US.
     
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    What if this is all just an elaborate ruse?
     
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    In the exact same spot.
     
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    Stolen from a Eurogamer comment...

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