Microsoft exec says gamers without Internet can stick with Xbox 360

By Dave LeClair ยท 66 replies
Jun 12, 2013
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  1. Microsoft recently announced that its upcoming Xbox One would require an Internet connection every 24 hours in order to work. This, along with the $499 price tag and their stance on used games, has left the gaming community at least...

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  2. The bad PR that Microsoft is getting with the Xbox One continues. His statement alone will cause more people to buy a PS4.
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Yeah this online requirement is a killer.
  4. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 162   +15

  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,949

    Nuh, they won't stick with 360, they will get PS4, you arrogant wankers...

    If only for once Microsoft bothered to put together wishes of their customers...
    avoidz, SantistaUSA, ravy and 2 others like this.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    In other words continue forward with Microsoft or stay stuck in the past. You know thats exactly the same mentality that I had against the release of Windows 8. This mindset is the type that kills a company. I honestly do not think Microsoft is so large that their business cannot be severely ruined.

    Does Microsoft actually have a God like complex and believe they are so big, there will be no repercussions?
  7. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 168   +45

    I've never quite seen anything like what Microsoft is doing to themselves lately. The more they talk, the worse things get. Corporate suicide.
  8. The interviewer should have replied, "or they could just go out and buy a PS4..."
  9. That's a petty and arrogant stance for MS to take.
    avoidz, Darth Shiv and freythman like this.
  10. NAH thank you, I'll stick with ps4 :cool:
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I think MS should have upgraded the 360 a bit more, then they have the right to talk like that. Upgrade a bit more than the look and cooling. Maybe add a bit more memory, the new kinect and the new controller to the bundle. Then they can say "stick with the Xbox 360". But in the state the 360 is now, this means nothing.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Just wait, in a few days MS will come forward. At which time they will state, he wasn't speaking with their best interest and apologize for any hard feelings. Or possible deny the fact he was representing MS at all.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  13. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,021   +661

    It is going to be just a lot of fun to see how this shakes out. Come for a ride in my Edsel..we'll stop at HoJo's and grab a couple of New Cokes..and then go check these out at CompUSA.
    What fun!!
    Ranger1st likes this.
  14. You think Microsoft would of learned from the Metro debacle. Like with Windows 8, Microsoft don't care what their customers want. Gamers are a unique breed, ones you don't want to piss off. It's not going to matter if Microsoft has good games, gamers are going to choose what's good. Xbox don't look like a good deal all the way around. Compared with the PS4, the Xbox One is slower, no DVD player, can't play single player games offline, can't play rented games, used games restrictions, etc...
  15. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,949

    The guy may already be lying in a ditch...
  16. What the hell is going on with MS with "our way" attitude...haven't they learned anything from Win8?
  17. Glad I'm not holding any MSFT stock right now.
  18. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    it's a killer to serious adult gamers who read tech websites, it's not a killer at all to your average 12 year old who's going to have an Xbox One on their Christmas list this year.

    The goal for MS is to make money, not make everyone happy. There's no doubt they've got some team of mathematicians crunching the numbers to figure out what's more financially beneficial... making everyone happy or making everyone connect. We can see what came out on top.

    I don't know if this is the right decision, as MS has made plenty of mistakes over the years, but the Xbox and Kinect is something they've been very successful at. For all we know, this will give Sony the confidence to make a similar requirement.
  19. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    They're trying too hard to be like Apple, telling people what they want and need.

    But on a more serious note and referring to the technical front. We are headed in an 'always connected' direction as a whole with every technological device out there. If you have a cell phone you are 'always connected'. Heck there are enough IPv6 addresses available that your toaster (and much much more!) can be 'always connected'. In a broadband-less community *cough*yellow submarine*cough* I'm sure they'll find a way for the Xbox One to phone home via wireless technologies. I just think Microsoft jumped the gun a bit.

    In 5 years no one is going to care about this 'always connected' stuff since they really have no control over it. Unless they want to read good old fashioned paper books by candlelight in the middle of the wilderness...
    Julio Franco and MilwaukeeMike like this.
  20. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,021   +661

    Now that's just what I like to do...called 'camping'.
    avoidz, gingerbill, St1ckM4n and 3 others like this.
  21. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I don't think you're wrong, I just think it's a sad direction for technology. In the end, I'll probably end up buying one. Personally, I'd never buy a product from Sony.
  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    I've heard it is easy to just say no. lol
  23. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Then your missing out big time. My PS2 slim was a great console and my PS3 (original 40GB) has been rock solid for years. God Of War 3 was worth the price of admission alone.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  24. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I believe it. I've just never liked Sony much, and the way they handled the PSN hack pretty much ended any chance of me buying their products. Maybe in a few years if they redeem themselves...
  25. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Your probably right, were going to hear more about that comment soon enough lol.

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