So this is their best attempt or preemptive for the next XBox WHEN IT REQUIRES ALL PLAY WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION i.e. Always on. That is some mighty fine logic, how about using the correct correlations: #1 you use electricity with a console, not the internet 100% of the time, they did not make arcades etc. in the 70's to always have the game maker monitoring the games played. #2 People have a choice of getting different types of phones even SAT phones different carriers, so that is not a good example to say give them a choice. #3.Yeah and we will see if what happens if your Xbox requires online DM, it will nice to see how many millions express that. I hope hackers hack the games until they are playable offline too, then what control will MS have over it? Probably they think they can ban on IP or stop one account, like people cannot change IP and get a new account like they do on here all the time.