Overnight news: Next Xbox will reportedly require constant online connection; J.J Abrams and Valve to collaborate

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According to Edge sources, next-gen Xbox games will require an internet connection in order to function and will block second-hand use, with Xbox Live becoming an "integral" rather than "optional" service.

Elsewhere, J.J Abrams and Gabe Newell appeared together at the DICE Summit overnight, revealing plans for future collaborations on both Portal and Half-Life films.

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