Kiribub: Well, if by "deal with it" you mean "exercise choice when purchasing a new console" and send my money to a different company? Sure thing.
ModernLuddite: My argument against online consoles:Sometimes I just don't want to play with others. And I don't want them messaging me. Or calling me and saying "I see you're online, wanna play? Why not?".
way south: I'm saving my jimmies for when Microsoft has actually said something.
extroverted_suicide: To the Moon
uttertosh: So, quit your BS and get behind the idea that 'always online' gaming is a thing of the future past.
scottydoesntknow: Honestly no snark. One of the few things that still pulls at big corporations is the "Think of the troops!" angle. Not trying to cheapen what they do, but they do have quite a bit of say. You piss of the military folks and you'll get a lot of hate.
scottydoesntknow: Has anyone told him to think of the troops? I'd like to hear his answer on that.
Hiro Nakamura: So what I'm hearing is fark me if I have to deploy to another shiathole and want to take my games with me.
Doc Daneeka: "Deal with it" = buy a PS4 or WiiU instead.Vote with your dollars people. If you find this outrageous (and you should - requiring an internet connection for a single-player experience is unnecessary, controlling, and arrogant, and bound to cause problems for lots of people), then spend your money elsewhere.
Alonjar: I can see both sides of the argument. Players look at it from the perspective of being farked over by Activision/EA shiatting on their customers by cheaping out and not placing appropriate server infrastructure for their always online games, combined with horrible cost cutting based programming and flawed software design. So we hate it.Microsoft looks at it from the perspective of their xbox Live service, which for general discussion purposes never goes down or gets overloaded, because microsoft knows This shiat Matters to their customers. So it makes sense they would have a different perspective, since they dont mind paying the money for appropriate servers and competent programming.I agree in general with the "get with the times" statement though... different people have different priorities, but I for example take my internet connection seriously, and it is one of the primary factors I look at when moving and choosing a home. If its got bullshiat internet, no thanks. Next./Microsoft exec still a douche though
Keywork99: This guy's a damn idiot. Whether you agree with always online or not, having someone at Microsoft telling their customers to "deal with it" is unacceptable. If I told one of our customers that at my place of employment, my ass would be on the street within the hour.When are people going to learn that if you are employed, you are a representative of the company you are with whether you are clocked in to work or not, and you can't just say stupid crap like this online? Are people that idiotic?Jesus, dude. Just shut up.
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