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The future of the Xbox 720 is online ONLY

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So I called this a while back. I said that the Xbox 720 is going to require constant internet connection, even though it was stated otherwise.

Microsoft said they reversed their idea to make their system, require you to be always online. This is true, however the secret writing between the lines is that the system doesn't need to be online, but the games soon will.

When you think about it, some games would have to have an online requirement, at least if they use cloud processing. Cloud processing is when part of the game is run on a server some other place. In order to play your game, you need that part of the data on that server or the game won't run.

As newer games come out for the Xbox 720, developers are going to want to push that envelope and try to achieve the current 1080p standard. Since the Xbox 720 does NOT have the power to do so, this WILL require cloud processing, and thus even a single player game will have to have constant internet connection, because part of the game is running on a server across the world.


Oh, and then there is shit like this. EA's Plants vs Zombies garden warfare.
Internet connection required for SINGLE PLAYER, but not only that.... you can't even look at the options without being online!!!!!




So this is just the tip of the iceberg here folks. Expect a lot more single player experiences, and option screens to require constant internet connection. At least, on the Xbox 720.
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About Skid Row Trashone of us since 11:36 AM on 08.24.2011

Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..

After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.

These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.

I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.

My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.

anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
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