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Old 05-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #21
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I have a feeling this is a BS article. (MS had a reveal today and had no mention of anything on the gaming side really, yet this article is from a source from MS)
It just doesn't make sense...(Unless fee to use the game on another console is like a dollar or two, then Used games are still OK.)

First off if that's the case why sell Disc's anymore if you just intsall the game on the hard drive and it's linked to your account only.

2nd...The Harddrive would have to be HUGE to store all these games...These are going to be Blu-ray games..Installing that entire game would be huge.

3rd places like Gamestop and Gamefly would be done. And Bestbuy, Amazon and others who sell used games would take a major hit as well. I Just don't see a Console company messing with Stores that have been Catering to them for years.


But I guess we will learn more later on.
Microsoft and Sony are going to do what they can to earn as much of the profits from their games as possible. I don't think they're are at all concerned how anything they do will affect companies like Gamestop. What I am sure they will want to avoid however, is alienate the huge consumer base that purchases used games.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #22
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I feel bad that jobs will be lost, but gamestop will not be missed.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #23
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First there were Video game systems, DVD / VHS players, TVs, Cable boxes, internet.
Then there were Video game systems with DVD/BD, internet.
Now there are TVs with Internet, BD players, and integration with Cable.
They are all converging. Soon one device will do it all and so all the cords will start to go away (yay).
I remember writing papers about this around the time of the SEGA Saturn. People thought I was crazy.

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Which is what Microsoft's goal has been ever since they decided to join the console space. In that respect, I guess you could say they are accomplishing their goal. One device to theoretically manage all of your entertainment needs (I am still extremely skeptical it will be as easy and smooth as they made it out to be).
Which is why I'm not fond of Microsoft and the Xbox. Combined with the problems with their systems.

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I feel bad that jobs will be lost, but gamestop will not be missed.
I avoid Gamestop like the plague. Forget about the bad service and messy stores. It's the profit margins on used games that are the problem. I remember going to a Gamestop years ago to trade a game that was basically new. They didn't care about the condition or completeness of the package at all and offered $5-10. Of course they will try to sell it before a new version and at close to new prices. That's the problem. I'm sure there are few businesses that have the profit margin on used products that Gamestop does.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #24
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Well even if they did unlock the games, Game stop is going out of business anyway.

Most people woke up to ebay to sell their games. Why sell a used game for $2 store credit when they then turn around sell the game for $30 used and you can get more money selling it on ebay for $20 and beat out game stop prices.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #25
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well one thing M$ has succeeded in doing is making the worst looking console EVER! wow, absolutely NO thought gone into its design it's just a box and not a particularly nice looking one at that!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #26
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I like the retro design, except for those ridges on top. That's not gonna be very practical to dust.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #27
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Say goodbye to used games, you buy a game and it sucks you are stuck with it, You can no longer wait for a game to come out and get it cheaper now. All games are locked to you!

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...-for-xbox-one/
That sucks.

I like to buy games cheap. I always buy games either new on sale or used like new. So no more used games for me on the Next consol.

Also. This is realy weird.

Why does Kinect have to be attached?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/...inect-attached
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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Why does Kinect have to be attached?
cause thats how you navigate thru the OS for the new xbox. They want you to do movements to open, shrink windows.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #29
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I'll be surprised if the video game industry is still viable for the next gen console releases, it seems like things are a lot more expensive (development costs and break-even). They only hold 40% of the market share in comparison to tablet gaming and PC.

They can pull all the bells and whistles they want, consumers will either become too jaded and move on, or find alternate ways to exploit it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #30
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Seems the focus of these next generation of consoles is to create more of an all in one smart media device than actually advancing the technology within the gaming experience. So far I'm not impressed or interested in what either Sony or Microsoft is offering. The ONLY reason I'll replace my 360 is if the games are significantly better.
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