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Old May 22 2013, 12:33 AM   #91
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Looks like the Xbox One will force you to be online to play your single player games after all.

Kotaku wrote:
And here's the bombshell:

Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?

Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.

Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.

Harrison: Correct.
http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-does-requ...ay-o-509164109

Outsold by the Wii U. I'm calling it now.
PS4 it is lads
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Old May 22 2013, 12:37 AM   #92
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You know, at some point making your customers jump through so many hoops backfires, I hope this is that point for home consoles, we've gone from simply buying the game and putting it in the box to play to a system that will require you to call the mothership and that will decide if you need to pay again for a game disc you have in your hand.

No wonder retro gaming is gaining popularity
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Old May 22 2013, 12:47 AM   #93
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Love this from Twitter...

Microsoft seems so confused and unsure on the used game issue because until this afternoon it actually forgot what videogames are
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Old May 22 2013, 01:14 AM   #94
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Right at the time of the announcement Sony's stock price jumped.

Yep.

If PS4 doesn't pull any crap like this, I will buy one at launch. If they do. Well, I've got 30 years of games I can play whenever I want without paying another dime, so they can suck it.
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Old May 22 2013, 01:41 AM   #95
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Angry Joe is angry.

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Old May 22 2013, 01:53 AM   #96
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Love this from Twitter...

Microsoft seems so confused and unsure on the used game issue because until this afternoon it actually forgot what videogames are


Awesome.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:04 AM   #97
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Angry Joe is angry.
Joe is awesome.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:10 AM   #98
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If Sony were at all smart (granted, I have seen no evidence to support that) then they would make damn sure their marketing for the PS4 highlighted the fact that you can still borrow, rent, and buy used without extra fees.
When you're fighting to establish marketshare, I don't know if that's wise. If I'm EA or Activision or a small developer, is prefer the platform that would protect my software from piracy and second hand markets as a rule. I might even offer extras on that platform to encourage adoption. That's why I say it's more than likely that both are doing similar things to protect developers. If one is doing it, it's likely the other will too.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:24 AM   #99
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Angry Joe is angry.
Well, filtering through the white noise and hyperbole, he does make some valid points. I, too, think this is the end for XBox in particular and quite possibly Microsoft in general. They have made a recent string of strategic errors for their future plans that I think will spiral them into the realms of irrelevance. I hate to see Sony succeed, but I must admit, MS handed them this one on a silver platter.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:34 AM   #100
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This ultimately doesn't bother me, because once we make the final transition to no discs all digital content, there won't be any reselling of games at all. You don't go trade in games you buy on Steam any more than you can trade in music you buy on iTunes, and that is where we're headed. This is part of that step towards the disc-less future.

There is much more pricing parity on those platforms as well. If the used market is gone, then i hope there will be more and better sales like Steam does...thats not likely because these games will have to support retailers too.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:23 AM   #101
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When you're fighting to establish marketshare, I don't know if that's wise. If I'm EA or Activision or a small developer, is prefer the platform that would protect my software from piracy and second hand markets as a rule. I might even offer extras on that platform to encourage adoption. That's why I say it's more than likely that both are doing similar things to protect developers. If one is doing it, it's likely the other will too.
When people trade in their old games to Gamestop they put that money towards new games. This means that gamers will end up purchasing further games. The big boys like EA will benefit from this because those are the games that people buy first, but the smaller developers will be hurt badly.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:46 AM   #102
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The xbox ad campain writes itself...

The xbox one, one game, one account, one player, one mandatory 24 hour log in,
The xbox one, you wont want one.
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Old May 22 2013, 04:13 AM   #103
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The xbox ad campain writes itself...

The xbox one, one game, one account, one player, one mandatory 24 hour log in,
The xbox one, you wont want one.
Bravo!!


Kelthaz wrote:
When people trade in their old games to Gamestop they put that money towards new games. This means that gamers will end up purchasing further games. The big boys like EA will benefit from this because those are the games that people buy first, but the smaller developers will be hurt badly.
Which leads me to my next point... The big boys are smoking either dope or dog food if they don't realize that the used game market heavily subsidizes the new game market.
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Old May 22 2013, 04:56 AM   #104
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Angry Joe is angry.
Well, filtering through the white noise and hyperbole, he does make some valid points. I, too, think this is the end for XBox in particular and quite possibly Microsoft in general.
Microsoft owns more than 90 percent of worldwide computer usage (through various Windows incarnations), and Windows Phone is making significant strides against its previous irrelevance in the mobile space. The Xbox One has in no way caused any danger to Microsoft's existence, nor has the Xbox brand been damaged in any way.

Everyone was pissing and moaning about the PS4 and how nebulous that product announcement was (and we still know very little about it), yet now that Microsoft went through their own mild misfire (the only thing I disliked about today's announcement was the integrated Kinect, although I expected it; there is simply no way I'm going to speak, verbally, to turn on an entertainment device, no matter how much a company wants me to treat it like the main computer from Star Trek), everyone is doing their best to piss on that, as well.

It's a game console. The purpose is to play games. Wait for the games.

Long story short: Calm down, folks.
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Old May 22 2013, 07:05 AM   #105
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What a lovely little black box.

But presentation looked like a bad cult meeting.
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