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post #3586 of 4302
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

What an asshole. I'm supposed to feel sorry for some developer studio because they don't get a cut when I buy second-hand games off Craigslist? I'm supposed to watch them institute some ludicrous DRM scheme and say to myself, "well, it's for the best; after all, the developers really only have one revenue stream, so I should buck up and give them more money." Fuck you, dude.

Fuck. You.

To be fair, whany probably doesn't know what he's talking about. Developers want people to play their game, DRM is just another barrier people have to go through to do that. Most devs don't want DRM and quite a few are actively against it. Blame the publishers and blame the console manufacturer, Microsoft, for that. Plus he's acting like people who didn't want DRM took away his precious family sharing plan, when really it was just Microsoft. They could implement it with digital downloads but instead they decided to take it away out of spite because we didn't buy into the shit they were serving.
post #3587 of 4302
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

iPad games can't be traded but they are also only $15 at most. So, reduce prices, add all the DRM you want. Right? biggrin.gif


If the Xbone was digital only like the iPad, I wouldn't have said a word. I expect DRM with digital. It's shoehorning this to disks that I object to.
post #3588 of 4302
Disks will be obsolete in 3 years
post #3589 of 4302
Then MS can try shoving it down or throats in three years. Maybe they can give the xbone a respectable size hard drive by then, too.
post #3590 of 4302
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Disks will be obsolete in 3 years

How long has iTunes been around?
post #3591 of 4302
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Timed trials. teacha.gif

 

Worst messaging ahead of a product release ever.

 

If it's true, nothing of value was lost here, and Microsoft trying to spin that it was is just.... 

 

 

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"Give your family access to your entire games library anytime, anywhere: Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families. Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friend’s house. Only now, they will see not just Forza, but all of your shared games. You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time."

 

First memo about it, dat PR-talk. It's just so deliberately misleading.

 

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4.15 in. Yeah, right....


Edited by worakl - 6/20/13 at 11:47pm
post #3592 of 4302
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Disks will be obsolete in 3 years

Frankly, they already are, but people still buy them...

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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Then MS can try shoving it down or throats in three years. Maybe they can give the xbone a respectable size hard drive by then, too.

Spoken like someone who spends too much time on XBoxLive. Are you 13 years old by chance?
post #3593 of 4302
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Frankly, they already are, but people still buy them...

Are they? How many percent of the users can regularly and reliably download a 40 gb game?
post #3594 of 4302
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Disks will be obsolete in 3 years

Maybe, but not on the terms of Microsoft's proposal. DRM-encumbered files with the proposed features package are worth less than disks, according to the market. They need to either improve the features or drop the price. Even if you didn't mind Microsoft's original plan, this is a great outcome if you think the shift to downloads is inevitable.

Note that before iTunes, there were online stores selling songs at $3.50 each, or requiring a monthly subscription with all kinds of shitty restrictions (caps on # of monthly downloads, songs that could be burned onto CD, etc.).
post #3595 of 4302
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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57590134-75/microsoft-pulls-a-180-reverses-xbox-one-always-on-drm-and-used-games-policy/

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.
Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. Then, the company said it would allow gamers to play offline for up to 24 hours on a primary console, or 1 hour if they were logged onto a separate console accessing their library of titles. At that point, offline gaming would have been disabled until players re-establish a Web connection.

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"After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again," Mattrick wrote. "There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360."

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"Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today," Mattrick wrote. "There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360."
post #3596 of 4302
http://www.ftlgame.com/ on sale for $ 2.49.
post #3597 of 4302
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

http://www.ftlgame.com/ on sale for $ 2.49.

Nice, thanks for that. Just purchased. Have heard good things, can't say no for $2.50.
post #3598 of 4302
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Nice, thanks for that. Just purchased. Have heard good things, can't say no for $2.50.
Just purchased it for $ 4.99 a few days ago. I like it. Definitely worth it.
post #3599 of 4302
looks ghey
post #3600 of 4302
Bought. satisfied.gif
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