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Xbox One Update – The Whole Internet Connection Thing

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  1. Mikey says:

    I… don't know what to think. On one side, I hate the necessity of having an internet connection for single player games. However, if the device allows you to still use it without having a connection, even if it still just needs to "check in" periodically, I'm kinda alright with that.

    If my internet suddenly and unexpectedly drops to a crawl cough*comcast*cough, I still want to play my single-player shit. So, it will really depend on what this 24-hour restriction is. I mean, hell, right now if I go on and it says I need to patch Netflix, it'll kick me off of Live if I say no. Is that all it might do? Just kick off of Live? If that's the case, it really isn't a big deal. If not being connected prevents me from playing my single player games or using the devices basic services… like already downloaded content or the optical drive… that's where I draw the line.

  2. tushar says:

    a lot of this has got to stem from microsoft pushing their cloud agenda for the last couple of years – skydrive and subscription software on the enterprise side and this on the entertainment side. you're right, the "check in" isn't exactly world-shattering and your "line" is pretty much the same as mine. but we still need more info, which we should be getting around E3 time.

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