The always-on drama of SimCity is just starting to die down, when a confirmation for past rumours of the Xbox 720 requiring constant Internet connection sprang up to join the bandwagon.
Since its release, the next-gen Xbox console has been rumoured to require an Internet connection at all times. This bit of news has just been recently confirmed, with the additional requirement of hard drive installation of games before you can play and a connection to a Kinect Sensor, reports ExtremeTech.
As seen in SimCity, always-on isn't always met with praise, going so far as outrage and frustration that needs appeasing. Which begs the question of why exactly the Xbox next-gen is bringing up these restrictions to their gamers.
According to Metro, the console will also be sold with the Kinect Sensor so it will operate, as it will be using new depth sensor technology for better resolution, less noise, and HD videos.
While the hard drive memory is yet to be announced, Metro reports that it will be big enough to store several games, as the next-gen console will no longer support play via disc.
Of course, it's still a long way to go until the rumoured reveal of the console on April 26. Hopefully, the appropriate changes, or even tested solutions for potential problems will be all set and ready by then.
Xbox Live Spring Sale Starts March 26
Games, movies, add-ons, and more will be up for grabs for as much as 75 per cent discount on them for the upcoming Xbox Live Spring Sale, reports Trusted Reviews.
As of now, the Xbox Live Spring Sale page doesn't display the items that will be included for the sale, but according to the Web site, gamers should check back on March 26 to see the line-up of available items.
The Xbox Live Spring Sale is the second major sale to hit Xbox, succeeding the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale last month, wherein popular game titles found up to 85 per cent discounts.
According to Trusted Reviews, this may stall gamers until the ultimate release of the Xbox 720, which is slated on April 26.
Coming to Xbox Live: Max & The Magic Marker Sequel
Another thing to look forward to this spring is the sequel to Max and the Magic Marker. Dubbed as Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Polygon reports that Press Play, has given a makeover treatment for the sequel: this time, it's 3D.
Max will and the magic marker will go on a journey to rescue his kidnapped little brother Felix. This will take them through forests, perilous environments, and even volcanoes, solving physics questions.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will hit the Xbox Live Arcade this coming spring at $15 or 1200 Microsoft Points. This time, for sure, it will be released for the Xbox platform, unlike its predecessor, which debuted in everything else but the Xbox.
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