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post #31 of 90
Since most seem to be on the same page with me:

As much as I want to believe it then, I just don't think MS will go ahead with Blu-Ray because they won't want to pay Sony. Either that or Sony can simply reject the proposal by MS to use Blu-Ray.
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I like the Blu-Ray but the anti-used game? Really? If this is true then MS lost at least one sale. I don't want to pay £50 for a game that I am most likely to only going to get 3-5 hours from.

However, if there is an anti-used system then it better have downloadable games with prices similar to games from Steam.
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But what about those people that don't have internet connected to their game consoles (yes there are still many people like that).

Yes I am one of those right now laugher.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

Salt = level of importance
The more salt you add, the more importance you give to the argument.
If you say "Take it with a load of salt" it means "take it seriously"...
See why it's supposed to be "Take it with a GRAIN of Salt"? AKA Don't take these arguments seriously...
Duh

Based on what I've read on wikipedia and Google, that's not quite what it's saying. It said that some historical figures used to take poison with a grain of salt to make it go down easier. This guy apparently was trying to make himself immune to the poisons by taking them.

So when you take a comment with a grain of salt, you are taking something that is potentially serious (poison) and taking the edge off of it by not taking it seriously (salt).

Therefor, one could assume that the more "salt" you take, the less serious it becomes.
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If consoles are becoming more and more like computers, whats the point of buying one other than cost?

No operating system to fight with. No upgrades to worry about. No driver updates. No worrying about changing game settings.

...and to most people cost is a pretty big reason. Though it can be debated either way what is more expensive in the end...consoles can get spendy too if you buy a lot of games, include the cost of the TV, and Xbox live subs.

Though the day that people can do their taxes on an Xbox comes around...then I might actually be worried that PCs and consoles are merging into one platform. I still think consoles have a ways to go before being similar to PCs
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blue ray is a given,

most important thing for me is that they let us use our own harddrives instead of using the same harddrive and just writing proprietary firmware. doing that is like putting effort into telling people "we just did this to make profit" thats akin to requiring all xbox owners to buy "licensed" MS USB sticks that are regular USB sticks with proprietary firmware
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No operating system to fight with. No upgrades to worry about. No driver updates. No worrying about changing game settings.
...and to most people cost is a pretty big reason.

At the moment with console prices (360 4GB)

Initial cost:: £130
Games: lets say 5 per month: £40*5=£200*12=£2400 That's £2400 per year just on the games. Now say you have the console for 3 years and you get on average 5 games per month that's £2400*3=£7200
Xbox live gold: £35 per year so £35*3=£105
Total: £7435

Reasonably good gaming PC (something for around £1500 including monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.)

initial cost: £1500
games: (same as xbox at average of 5 per month for 3 years) £30 per game so £30*5=£150*12=£1800*3=£5400
£5400 for 3 years worth of games at 5 games per month
Steam: £0.00*12*3=£0.00
Total: £6900

PC gaming is overall cheaper and not just by a margin either. £535 is a heck of a lot of money.
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The consoles aren't ready for nearly digital-only distribution. The PC isn't there yet.

im never giving up my physical media.

and if the anti-used game thing is true im pretty gamestop, gamefly, blockbuster, best buy, red box and anyone else who sells used games making a stink about the is BS.
 
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At the moment with console prices (360 4GB)
Initial cost:: £130
Games: lets say 5 per month: £40*5=£200*12=£2400 That's £2400 per year just on the games. Now say you have the console for 3 years and you get on average 5 games per month that's £2400*3=£7200
Xbox live gold: £35 per year so £35*3=£105
Total: £7435
Reasonable good gaming PC (something for around £1500 including monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.)
initial cost: £1500
games: (same as xbox at average of 5 per month for 3 years) £30 per game so £30*5=£150*12=£1800*3=£5400
£5400 for 3 years worth of games at 5 games per month
Steam: £0.00*12*3=£0.00
Total: £6900
PC gaming is overall cheaper and not just by a margin either. £535 is a heck of a lot of money.

Not exactly fair evaluation. Xbox live charges to play, but other consoles do not. Also, your example would represent the extreme, and probably unlikely circumstance that you literally piss gold and manage to buy 180 games over 3 years at full price. The nifty thing about paying the extra £10 per game is that you can resell, unlike PC games. So assuming you manage to play through 5 games a month, it would be safe to say you can purchase a game and beat it while it still holds its value. You can take your console game to Gamestop or the alike and sell back for probably about £20. You just got yourself £3600 back.
PC gaming would then cost over £3000 more than console.
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Not exactly fair evaluation. Xbox live charges to play, but other consoles do not. Also, your example would represent the extreme, and probably unlikely circumstance that you literally piss gold and manage to buy 180 games over 3 years at full price. The nifty thing about paying the extra £10 per game is that you can resell, unlike PC games. So assuming you manage to play through 5 games a month, it would be safe to say you can purchase a game and beat it while it still holds its value. You can take your console game to Gamestop or the alike and sell back for probably about £20. You just got yourself £3600 back.
PC gaming would then cost over £3000 more than console.

It's pretty fair, he's looking at the most popular online console gaming service (XBLive) and he's looking at game purchases.

If you want to get into the buy/sell realm, you could say a computer could potentially make you a TON of money (ie. eBay).
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I just hope they don't go down the pure digital route, I barely have a 2MB connection here so it would literally take me weeks to download a full blu-ray based game. I still want physical media as it only takes me 15 minutes to go out and buy a game.
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