but why's this matter? do none of you have internet?
It's not about the super hardcore people. It's about the millions and millions that either don't have broadband, have sh*tty broadband or don't have internet at all. A large chunk of the 360 user base doesn't even have xbox gold.
You alienate a lot of people by doing stuff like this. Me? Doesn't bother me. I run business class fiber in my house and my internet goes out (not including power outages from unpredictable storms) like once every 5 years. This isn't an issue for me but unlike you and other self serving c*nts i care about other people, other not so informed people who are going to buy their kids this for christmas, buy it for themselves only to realize they can't play it half the fu*king time.
It's an issue that needs to be fully addressed. If this console was being solely built for core gamers, like let's say steam then that is more understandable but its being advertised as the family living room king device.