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(Gamespot)   Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott not only confirms the Xbox720 being always online, but also reveals a $500 base price and a $300 subscription subsidized price. Sony and Nintendo last heard to be celebrating the news over a round of hookers and blow   (gamespot.com) divider line 427
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2013-04-08 11:05:19 AM
Work servers block anything with game in it.. can someone give me the $.10 tour?
 
2013-04-08 11:13:27 AM

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."
 
2013-04-08 11:16:09 AM

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."
 
2013-04-08 11:30:10 AM
I am predicting many of these items being launched forcefully through windows.
 
2013-04-08 11:48:59 AM

gopher321: I am predicting many of these items being launched forcefully through windows.


Even with the knowledge that a shiatstorm of bugs and server issues is inevitable, millions will still buy it at the launch.

It'll be like paying for the privilege of being randomly & frequently kicked in the nuts over at least the first few months.
 
2013-04-08 11:51:25 AM
Guess I'll be keeping my 360 for years to come.  Thanks for making the decision so easy, MS.
 
2013-04-08 11:51:48 AM
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!!!"
 
2013-04-08 11:53:13 AM
The lust for profit at the expense of product will ruin this system.
 
2013-04-08 11:53:22 AM
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...
 
2013-04-08 11:53:45 AM
The outrage when Anonymous or some other similar group brings down the Microsoft servers is going to be farking amazing.

Millions of people unable to use their own property because Microsoft itself is the problem.
 
2013-04-08 11:53:59 AM
I doubt that the price thing is true. The always-on part... more likely.
 
2013-04-08 11:54:57 AM
This should go over about as well as the Wii U.
 
2013-04-08 11:55:28 AM
Easiest don't-buy decision ever.
 
2013-04-08 11:55:40 AM

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...


BUT IN GAME ADDDDSSSS!
 
2013-04-08 11:56:06 AM
You'll get over it.
 
2013-04-08 11:57:06 AM
I would just like the ability to watch 3rd party apps (netflix, hulu, amazon, etc.) without having to subscribe to Xbox live.
 
2013-04-08 11:57:06 AM
Also, if he really wanted to sound hysterical, he could have said it would also be running Windows 8.
 
2013-04-08 11:57:13 AM
The Xbox 720 reportedly stops functioning if an Internet connection drops for three minutes
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2013-04-08 11:57:22 AM
I got my 360 in 2006, and haven't used XBOX LIVE at all, except for a free trial month. I mostly prefer RPGs, so not much need for internet.

I won't get one at all if it requires a constant connection.
 
2013-04-08 11:57:28 AM
Always online and a built-in kinect camera? Paranoids will love it!
 
2013-04-08 11:58:24 AM
I'll still be playing Elder Scrolls Online.
 
2013-04-08 11:58:59 AM

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!!!"


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.
 
2013-04-08 11:59:04 AM
Pre-ordered a 360, owned the original XBOX, as well as plenty of other systems.

I am 28 years old and have no kids. I am Microsoft's key demo for this console.

I will not buy it.
 
2013-04-08 11:59:18 AM

gopher321: I am predicting many of these items being launched forcefully through windows.


Would there be any irony in this instance?
 
2013-04-08 11:59:46 AM
What I love is how the nextgen consoles are all basically killing the price point difference between a PC and a console.  There is no need to spend a ton of money to run the newest games these days - and if you are looking at 500+ for a console or 500 - 700 for a good PC...
 
2013-04-08 12:02:36 PM
I've been a on again off again gamer for years.  I won't be buying one simply because I don't live in an area that has broadband.  Shame that they don't want sales from people who have been buying games for decades.
 
2013-04-08 12:03:14 PM
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...
 
2013-04-08 12:07:43 PM
Hmm that was an easy decision.  Thanks MS!  Looks like a PS4 is in my future...
 
2013-04-08 12:07:54 PM
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
 
2013-04-08 12:07:58 PM

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."


I can see the board meetings at Microsoft now ...

"It's worked amazingly well for EA with their Sim City launch so far!"
 
2013-04-08 12:08:09 PM
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.
 
2013-04-08 12:08:09 PM

gopher321: I am predicting many of these items being launched forcefully through windows.


Ha! You can read that two ways, and that makes it funnier.
 
2013-04-08 12:08:10 PM
Steam box it is then.
 
2013-04-08 12:08:47 PM
No real butthurt in this thread, which is good. 

I don't plan on buying it either, microsoft is going to tank their gaming division with this.

That or, within a month or so, they're going to make this giant announcement that always on won't work and they're taking it out of the dev process.
 
2013-04-08 12:09:54 PM
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.
 
2013-04-08 12:09:54 PM

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...


Let's hope that the consumers continue to loathe anything requiring an always-on connection.  With enough blow-back, MS and etc. will receive a lesson that they won't forget for a couple of years.
 
2013-04-08 12:10:22 PM

angrymacface: Also, if he really wanted to sound hysterical, he could have said it would also be running Windows 8.


the 360 already is, really.
 
2013-04-08 12:13:13 PM

Subdue their bellies: Always online and a built-in kinect camera? Paranoids will love it!


THIS.  I currently have Kinect and either unplug it or cover the Kinect sensor.

sabatoa: Easiest don't-buy decision ever.


THIS too!  Until they drop Xbox Live support for the 360 (like what they did for the original Xbox).  But even then, I doubt I will ever purchase this console if it stops functioning after 3 minutes of internet disruption.

BTW - my folks are old and content (for the most part) with dial up.  That means if I visit them, I can't bring the new Xbox with me.  Stupid.
 
2013-04-08 12:14:32 PM

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.


That actually does make a lot of sense.
 
2013-04-08 12:14:56 PM

Bob_Laublaw: Even with the knowledge that a shiatstorm of bugs and server issues is inevitable, millions will still buy it at the launch.


Launch?  They'll have it preordered.  Because gamers are farking stupid.
 
2013-04-08 12:14:59 PM

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!!!"


One of those flat boxy states has Google Fiber and nobody else does.
 
2013-04-08 12:15:18 PM

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.


EXCEPT farking Red Dead Redemption. DAMMIT, Rockstar!!!
 
2013-04-08 12:15:21 PM
Any word on backward compatibility? I know PS4 has said no.

I'm still not gonna buy one, but asking for a friend.
 
2013-04-08 12:15:46 PM

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


I am following your path but with synthesizers.  Always on thing is a no go for me.  Keeping the 360 and sliding a few more keyboards under the bed until this mess gets resolved :D
/wife stink-eye is the worst.
 
2013-04-08 12:16:06 PM

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.


Is your desktop computer always online?
 
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2013-04-08 12:16:20 PM

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.


That's not the only problem. What happens when the 1080 comes out?
 
kab
2013-04-08 12:16:25 PM

angrymacface: You'll get over it.


Exactly.

Strongly worded emails and forum posts will commence, but gamers want to game, and have historically proven willing to put up with tons of bullshiat because of it.

Always-online isn't nearly as consumer offensive as DLC or an additional monthly fee for XBL.. both of which have been completely accepted.
 
2013-04-08 12:16:48 PM
For that price, I can build myself a new PC. The upside of that is I can move my current gaming machine to my bedroom and give my bedroom machine to my daughter. Upgraydds for everybody.
 
2013-04-08 12:16:53 PM
Well I'm not buying anything that has to be connected at all times.  But I was happy to see that "Stingray" 360 for $99 part. If it's not also required continuous online access, then I'm in.
 
2013-04-08 12:16:56 PM

JinxedLynx: I would just like the ability to watch 3rd party apps (netflix, hulu, amazon, etc.) without having to subscribe to Xbox live.


No shiat.  MS can eat a bag of dicks.  There's no reason I need to pay them to run Netflix on the device, outside of blind greed.  Instead we use the Wii to do it.  Another slick move that just pushes a customer to a competing platform instead of making them money.
 
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