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Originally Posted by Solstice11 View Post

Makes me glad I am switching to PC gaming

Yup because steam/origin/uplay isn't the same thing, RIGHT? rolleyes.gif
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I never recall XBL being down for such an insane amount of time. I don't use XBL often though so I wouldn't know.

Xbox Live was down for two weeks, less for some.
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Yup because steam/origin/uplay isn't the same thing, RIGHT? rolleyes.gif

There's still much greater flexibility for PC users and always will be. Even then I have many, many more easily accessible outlets to buy games on huge sales more quickly than waiting for a simple price cut. Sony doesn't have the legs to stand on to do this UNLESS MS is doing the exact same thing. Which then would give me all the reason in the world to stick with PC and maybe get a wii when it dropped to 200 bucks. When I can buy games like FTL for 3 dollars and no DRM I know I have it much better than any console user.
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I saw somewhere this will be done with RFID type chips. Isn't NFC on our cell phones a tailored RF tech?

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Yup because steam/origin/uplay isn't the same thing, RIGHT? rolleyes.gif

Steam is way different, prices are way better, I can install on multiple computers (I have two, my main desktop in my office and my htpc downstairs for steams big picture mode). Did I mention the prices were better?

Sure I can't resell a single game I purchase on steam but when I pay $10 for a game on sale that's usually $40+ I don't care to resell.
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Thanks but no thanks, then again I didn't really plan on buying a ps4 or 720
all I ended up doing was getting gamefly 2 months (once in the beginning and at the end) to catch up on any games I wanted to try (which usually wasn't many)
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All the people here complaining about not being able to buy second hand games.. a lot of the same who go to every single news about PC games and start commenting about how the evil PC pirates are robbing the developers out of their money.

So hypocritical. If piracy constitutes lost sales, then so do second hand games. If piracy is stealing, like so many people here are so quick to argue, then when you're getting a second hand game, you're stealing from the developer and essentially 'legally' pirating the game, because they are only getting the price for one copy instead of two.

I'll just copy paste a link to this thread whenever a PC piracy troll comes up.

Now console gamers get to feel like the thieves that gaming companies have made PC gamers feel all this time.



I loathe any form of DRM. But I have to say this feels a bit like justice to me after all the DRM that has been shoved down PC gamers' throats all this time.
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I was planning on getting whatever Xbox comes out next anyways... rolleyes.gif
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If this happens it will kill consoles... People will still buy them but it won't be as big. It'll also increase piracy...

Wow, I bet you Microsoft will do it too.
 
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Edit: Nevermind. I wasn't really looking forward to PS4 anyway after PS3, and this about seals the deal for me.
Edited by BBEG - 1/3/13 at 11:31pm
    
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