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Meh, unsure... maybe.
post #42 of 64
That is horrible, another contract. Like the cuurent Xbox. Buy at 99 but then pay 25 a month. In the end you pay way more and you're stuck with a contract. if this will happen I am leaving consolegaming and going PC.
 
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From rumors I've read, the next Xbox will have two models. One very basic and a luxury model. But they won't be $100... They can charge a lot, because people buy them. I would be surprised if the cheap model is $300, which is a fair price IMO. Think about a $300 computer? Then think about what the console can do.

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What if they just didnt have a console but you could use a joystick or whatever input device you wanted on a larger device that had many different uses. Like it could a swiss army knife of uses. It could have a watch on it. A calculator. You could watch movies and download TV. Nail a typerwrite and a mailbox to it. And a phone of course. Also some telegrams with telegram operators so we can instantly communicate with other people with short textual based messages. And then tape that onto a file cabinet for storage of lots of information. And it could have a calender on it too so you know the date and can set when you need to do things. And it also has a record player on it, and cd player, and a TV, and a giant record holder. And we need a good set of Encyclopedias and other Books to hold vast volumes of information so we don't have to go to libraries or book stores, you know unless we wanted to.

Man I think Ill call it ...

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It will either go under water, or squeeze you dry. And it won't feel like such an event when you go to pick you your console, with £300 in your back pocket. Nothing quite like that.

Except the feeling of getting a PS3 for £140 with a contoler, stand and 2 games. <3 Ebay.
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post #46 of 64
£100 to buy with no other costs? Hell yes.
£100 plus a contract that charges money? Hell no.
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post #47 of 64
God dammit, why can't they just stick to the current console pricing system?!

Just give me a decent price, and a decent price for my games, I buy them, enjoy the games, end of story.
Provide me with used games, and free multiplayer, with purchased membership for better features.

I don't want my console to show up in the bill every month, whether I want to buy the membership or not.
    
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post #48 of 64
I would rather they just throw in two years of XBL for free with the purchase of the console. Effectively that's what they're doing anyway.

Come to think of it, what they're actually doing is making up a semi-legitimate excuse for a completely ridiculous service to exist. Since most of the consoles will be paid for by credit card, after two years of making payments everyone will be used to it or just completely forget, thus Microsoft will reap well more than the price of the console through the new service.
They're probably looking at Blizzard and wondering how they can get people to do that for them.
Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 5/9/12 at 3:07am
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no ill pass.
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post #50 of 64
i'd still rather go with pc. ive noticed that consoles are cheaper, but pc has a better community, better graphics, and better support.
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