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.
Yeah you got a point, a lot of gamers are very myopic people who only talk in terms of "me" and "I". They act like gamers are a homogenous group. There are many different demographic groups who play video games. Everybody who play games are not the same. I wonder how old a lot of these people are, because if you've played games like me since the 90's then all of these rules and restrictions are aspects of modern gaming which are FAR FAR AWAY FROM the original values and core principles that made video gaming popular in the first place. All this extra baggage that comes with the system is a step away from the things that made gaming great and fun for EVERYONE when I was growing up.
But the little kids growing up now in the online era eat this sh*t up like tuna because they haven't seen the other eras of gaming to realize how inessential some of these features being shoved down their throats actually are. Some of these n*ggas actually believe that these new hyped up money grubbing features are essential bedrocks for gaming when people gamed without most of this sh*t for YEARS.