Dixon Cider: Work servers block anything with game in it.. can someone give me the $.10 tour?
Dixon Cider: Work servers block anything with game in it.. can someone give me the $.10 tour?"Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has claimed during the latest What The Tech episode (via NeoGAF) that the Xbox 720 will launch in November beginning at $300 for a subscription-based model. A standard model will sell for around $500, he said.He described the platform overall as "expensive."The Xbox 720 won't be the only new Xbox on shelves this season, Thurrott claimed. The writer said Microsoft is planning a $99 "Stingray" Xbox 360. He did not provide any further information about this platform.Thurrott also shared information about the Xbox 720's reported always-online requirement. He said this a confirmed feature for the platform, claiming the system's notes specifically state that the Xbox 720 "must be Internet-connected to use."The Xbox 720 reportedly stops functioning if an Internet connection drops for three minutes.As for when the Xbox 720 could be announced, Thurrott said Microsoft is planning a reveal event on May 21. This matches up with an recent analyst report suggesting Microsoft was readying a reveal next month."
gopher321: I am predicting many of these items being launched forcefully through windows.
b-maz: Online all the time? No thanks. Not that I don't have a dedicated connection in my home, I would just rather play single player games not online. Hopefully I can get a few more years out of my 360...
Endive Wombat: I think that Microsoft is forgetting that high speed/always on internet still does not exist in a huge portion of this country.It's sort of like Microsoft saying: "Ha! Poor people in the flat boxy states want to buy OUR product?! Oh sure, fine...that'll be $500 and you need high speed internet! Oh, you cannot afford it and you do not have high speed internet? Well than fark you, get out of here!!!"
cr7pilot: Dixon Cider: Work servers block anything with game in it.. can someone give me the $.10 tour?Short article, nothing really that's not in the headline."The Xbox 720 reportedly stops functioning if an internet connection drops for three minutes."
Endive Wombat: Marcus Aurelius: I would wager that the connection is used primarily for DRM, which means the bandwidth required should be fairly modest. It's all about the DRM.I know, I am sure it is not bandwidth heavy, but if you've only got access to dial up internet, you's gonna have a problem. Last I checked, you could not buy a modem for any of the modern gaming consoles...
angrymacface: Also, if he really wanted to sound hysterical, he could have said it would also be running Windows 8.
Subdue their bellies: Always online and a built-in kinect camera? Paranoids will love it!
sabatoa: Easiest don't-buy decision ever.
ongbok: I pretty sure the "always on" requirement is only for the subscription based system, since that does make sense, and not for the standard model. This probably wasn't communicated properly to this blogger or was misinterpreted by him.
Bob_Laublaw: Even with the knowledge that a shiatstorm of bugs and server issues is inevitable, millions will still buy it at the launch.
USA Prime Credit Peggy: Everyone! You can build a good desktop computer for about the same cost.Connect to your big screen TV.Install Steam and buy a controller.Play pretty much every game you could play on XBox or PS.You're welcome.
Tanukis_Parachute: well, at that base price and subscription fees looks like my kids can expect to be disappointed.they are too busy with school to have jobs and they don't have any aunts or uncles to send money their way./father of gamers//i waste my money on guitars///though no more...wife won't let me
Endive Wombat: I think that Microsoft is forgetting that high speed/always on internet still does not exist in a huge portion of this country.
angrymacface: You'll get over it.
JinxedLynx: I would just like the ability to watch 3rd party apps (netflix, hulu, amazon, etc.) without having to subscribe to Xbox live.
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