Many gamers are raging about Microsoft’s dial-home once every 24hrs feature built into their next generation Xbox One. Sony is being championed for their sensibility and yet as the picture to the right shows Sony has an entire page promoting features that, you guessed it, requires an online connection to make happen.
Every time I talk to friends who game heavily they are talking about online multiplayer and how much value that adds to the experience. The reality is that very few people like to game alone. So the same hardcore gamers who are raging against Microsoft are the same gamers who will be logging in online to get their game on daily.It is like people are complaining for the sake of complaining.
I have news for you. If you’re buying a several hundred dollar gaming machine and yet don’t feel the need to pay for a broadband connection your priorities are screwed up. The internet is a place I go to and grow my knowledge base, I research topics that interest me and it helps my kids discover the much broader world that they live in. So please save me the cries that Microsoft is being unfair and are blowing it by having their console dial-home once a day to make sure things are as they should be. Citing obscure case uses to justify your complaints aren’t good enough.