Translation: Having to be connected to the internet in order to play a video game.
Proper Usage: "I would've finished that mission on the way home, but the always-on feature of the game wouldn't let me play in the car."

As one of the most talked about topics in 2013, the always on gaming issue is all about video games that require an internet connection to run. Video game companies use the method in an effort to combat piracy but at the cost of angering video game community. Games like Diablo 3 and Sim City have been marked as the poster children of what's wrong about having to always be on and rumors about the upcoming Xbox One having to always be connected rubbed many fans the wrong way. How the technology will be implemented for the Xbox One is yet to be seen but know that if you decide to mention the next generation video game system, expect the "always on gaming" subject to follow.