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theatrecade writes: Indeed, for many in the military, the next-gen Xbox console may offer more endemic frustration than grand epic gaming, particularly for those deployed downrange, aboard ships and stationed overseas.

Xbox One, Microsoft’s much-anticipated new console, got its big reveal at the Electronic Entertainment Expo gamers’ convention in Los Angeles. Company honchos are confident it will come to dominate living rooms over the next decade not only as the gaming delivery vehicle of choice, but also with a barrage of other content, including a suite of apps, streaming video and music.

There’s one big but, however: To get all this entertainment awesomeness, the console will have to check in online with the Microsoft mothership at least once a day.

“With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection,” an Xbox spokesperson tell Military Times.

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The Lost Players of Xbox One... Our Overseas Military!

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  • The head of IEB, Don Mattrick, made an interesting comment, as reported in a Windows IT Pro article []:

    “Case in point: When asked about Xbox One’s controversial and Draconian “always on” Internet connection requirement, Don Mattrick, the president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, this week recommended that those gamers stick with the aging Xbox 360.

    “The Xbox One is the future-proof choice,” he said. “We have a product for people who aren’t

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.