Entries in 'always-on' (22)

Xbox One designed to be left switched on for ten years - report

Xbox One designed to be left switched on for ten years - report

Forget ‘always on’ meaning always connected to the internet – the Xbox One is designed to be, literally, always turned on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2013 at 3:10PM in News
SimCity offline mode mentioned in EA customer survey

SimCity offline mode mentioned in EA customer survey

EA appears to be considering a reversal in its stance on the infamous always-on policy for SimCity, according to a customer survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 10th 2013 at 1:00AM in News
E3: Ubisoft boss says 'good chance' pre-owned games won't change

E3: Ubisoft boss says 'good chance' pre-owned games won't change

The major third-party publishers have yet to decide their strategy on pre-owned games - but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has a hunch little will change.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 11th 2013 at 12:15AM in News
'Always-on' never considered for PS4, Sony claims

'Always-on' never considered for PS4, Sony claims

Sony never believed that an always-on was a viable option for the PlayStation 4.

by Seth Tipps
on May 8th 2013 at 10:41AM in News

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NPD: Majority of gamers play online

NPD: Majority of gamers play online

A new NPD report has found that the number of players gaming online – along with the number of hours spent by those players online – has increased significantly.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 3rd 2013 at 1:45AM in News
Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Audience is ready for always-on consoles

Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Audience is ready for always-on consoles

Yannis Mallat, the CEO of developer Ubisoft Montreal, has claimed that the market IS ready for an always-on next-generation of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 4:06PM in News
Fresh rumours refute new Xbox 'always-on' claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

Fresh rumours refute new Xbox 'always-on' claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

A new report now claims that the new Xbox WILL be able to play games when not connected to the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2013 at 11:19AM in News
VIDEO: Internet shouty man Francis takes an axe to Xbox 360

VIDEO: Internet shouty man Francis takes an axe to Xbox 360

Do you remember that guy who went mental about Diablo III on YouTube?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2013 at 10:08AM in News

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Microsoft dev director dismisses always-on "drama"... then locks Twitter account

Microsoft dev director dismisses always-on "drama"... then locks Twitter account

Will Xbox 720 require an always-on internet connection? It's possibly the biggest question in console gaming right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2013 at 5:17PM in News
Retail: 'Xbox 720 always-on connection must not happen'

Retail: 'Xbox 720 always-on connection must not happen'

Reports claim the Xbox 720 may use an ‘always-on’ connection to prevent players from using second-hand games – and it’s not sitting well with the High Street.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 5th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

Whether you like the sound of it or not, at the very least you must understand the motivation behind Microsoft’s online vision for Durango.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2013 at 9:48AM in News
What lesson has Maxis learnt from SimCity launch?

What lesson has Maxis learnt from SimCity launch?

Some might expect the main lesson to be learnt from the launch of SimCity was the perils of including always-on DRM in your product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 1:34PM in News

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Sony: PS4 won't require 'always-on' internet connection

Sony: PS4 won't require 'always-on' internet connection

Sony’s next-gen PS4 console will not require a constant internet connection for users to access its features, Sony’s worldwide Studios president has said.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 21st 2013 at 1:40PM in News
Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

Ubisoft officially scraps always-on PC DRM

In what can only be described as a victory for consumers, Ubisoft has scrapped its controversial always-on DRM for PC games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
SimCity requires always-on internet connection

SimCity requires always-on internet connection

Buyers of EA’s upcoming SimCity PC game will need a constant internet connection to play it.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 29th 2012 at 11:02AM in News
Assassin's Creed escapes DRM's clutches

Assassin's Creed escapes DRM's clutches

Ubisoft has decided not to bundle its controversial always-on DRM with upcoming release Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2011 at 3:35PM in News

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Crysis DRM rumours on Xbox 360 are not true

Crysis DRM rumours on Xbox 360 are not true

The digital release of Crysis on Xbox 360 has DRM? It’s the end of the world! EA are dead to me! I’m going to kill my cat!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2011 at 3:28PM in News
Ubisoft again incurs wrath of PC gaming fraternity

Ubisoft again incurs wrath of PC gaming fraternity

PC DRM has again got Ubisoft into a sticky situation with PC gaming fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2011 at 12:06PM in News
Driver SF uses always-on DRM

Driver SF uses always-on DRM

The PC version of Ubisoft's Driver: San Francisco will require players to have a constant internet connection.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 27th 2011 at 3:22PM in News
Capcom brings more always-on DRM to PSN

Capcom brings more always-on DRM to PSN

Capcom is the latest publisher to experiment with always-on DRM – this time bringing the controversial security measure to its latest PSN release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 10:54AM in News
No always-on DRM for Bulletstorm

No always-on DRM for Bulletstorm

Reports that Bulletstorm would feature always-on DRM have been proven false.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 31st 2011 at 9:50AM in News
Ubi DRM dropped for RUSE

Ubi DRM dropped for RUSE

Upcoming RTS RUSE will not use Ubisoft’s hotly-debated internet DRM, the publisher has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2010 at 12:38PM in News