SomaticSense wrote:Just pointing out that there are tens of millions of people in the US alone who are perfectly happy with using servcies that require an internet connection at all times.
There's a difference between specifically online software services needing the user to be online for them to work, and a hardware manufacturer wanting said hardware online even for non-online specific services (SP campaigns in games or local co-op).
The world (consumers) will only truly be ready for 'always online' for our living room devices when we are no longer are at the mercy of our routers, and ISP reliability is as close 100% as feasibly possible. We are a looong way away from that.
And then there are Steam users and MMO players....