- 02-06-2013, 08:58 AM #1
Take it with a grain, and lets hope this is wrong. I'd like to think MS wouldn't be stupid enough to not allow used games but well find out soon. If this isn't true, I'd come out now and squash this immediately.
The source also said previously released specs are wrong.
I will mot by a console that prevents ability to play second hand games. This will kill any console that tries this.
- 02-06-2013, 09:06 AM #2
Also, the always online thing better be wrong or not prevent one from playing games if they have no internet connection. People lose internet for periods of time sometimes. Why should you not be able to still play a game in that case?
02-06-2013, 09:20 AM #3
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agreed with both posts. why would I want to buy a game that's been out for a while, and not be able to buy it used for a reduced price?! especially if I can on other consoles. Gamestop and other stores would probably be pissed also.
and the internet connection requirement is also dumb. like Dave said, what if I don't have access to internet but want to play some campaign mode?
I see why MS($) would want to do both, the "no firsthand games" keeps the prices of games high. and the online mode stops piracy (I guess?) but I dont know anyone who mods their xbox or anything like that. although I'm sure the niche exists. either way, both are pretty stupid ideas to me
- 02-06-2013, 10:40 AM #4
Welp, I know what I won't be buying, if true. The economics of it just don't make sense. And it's just absurd. My internet connection has gone down at points sure, but it also doesn't make any sense outside of the US. When I lived in Mexico City, my home internet hardly functioned. But I played my XBox all the time anyway. Why would anyone in a country with unreliable internet buy an XBox now? And let's be honest, this isn't about piracy, this is about sticking a knife in Gamestop so devs make more money. It's the only way EA is going to survive.
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02-06-2013, 11:00 AM #6
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This is something that developers want, something the console makers want therefore something like this will occur at one point or another, the only real question is whom is going to implement it first ? Sony or Microsoft. I suspect both of their divisions will be having secret talks to each other and game developers about this.
- 02-06-2013, 11:04 AM #7
Honestly wouldn't affect me. I am always connected and I always buy my games brand new. Idk how many people are like me though..
that being said, I highly doubt this is the road Microsoft is going down.
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- 02-06-2013, 11:35 AM #14
I'm pretty sure the resale of games is permitted under uk law, so MS blocking it might cause them problems; thats why PC game makers went with activation codes that had to be rebought for 2nd hand games.
- 02-06-2013, 11:36 AM #15
If I ever had a console like that, I'd hardly by any games. Many times, you get games that suck or you're disappointed with. I wouldn't take any chances and only get games I know I'd like
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- 02-06-2013, 11:49 AM #19
And youve got to imagine that if games are all digital download they would include some sort of free trial period of the full game
- 02-06-2013, 11:58 AM #22
Going all digital and eliminating secondhand games is fine. I buy most all games new or digital anyways. The "only online" thing will kill the console. just look at the outcry when Blizzard did it for Diablo III. It was a disaster. Many people use their Xbox without internet connection. I really do not see them going this route. I have owned a Xbox from the moment they were released and I can say I would not be getting one if it always required an internet connection.
- 02-06-2013, 12:03 PM #23
I find it really hard to find all game distributers and all consoles to be onboard with this. I mean literally every single person involved with Xbox, or playstation, or the games need to be onboard with this! Not only that but now Nintendo has to do the same thing with there console and games. Its just going to be a mess.
- 02-06-2013, 08:17 PM #24
Oh yeah, here's another thing. We have a Video Games Society at the university. We often bring in games to play them with each other. After all, that's what we're about. If everyone gets on board with this, they're going to get rid of all video game societies and groups in one foul swoop with this. Shouldn't they be encouraging people to go to groups of games and play together there?
- 02-06-2013, 08:43 PM #25
Second, many developers and publishers have come out and said they would be in support of this. As much as they claim to be about the gamer (and some are to an extent), they are all in a he business of making money. The used game and rental market has cut into that and they clearly see it as a huge issue for this to even be a discussion. As I have said before, the gaming industry has some big decisions to make in the coming year or so.
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