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post #11 of 319
I like buying 2nd hand games, but in reality games should get cheaper quicker due to this. This will be exactly like steam. I have no issues with this as long as they follow the same sale model.
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But steam unlike typical retail shops has crazy good deals constantly especially during the holidays. Not to mention games that you even buy on physical media that are steam enabled allow you to toss the disc later if you wish because it is still tied to your account. Steam I can put up with and go offline if I choose to do so for most games. Not to mention games look better on PC overall.

But I have a feeling my PS3 will be the last game console I ever buy the way they are going. Only reason I got that is I buy used games most of the time. I will buy new if it is on a sale like black friday or something or buy 2 get 1 free promo's you see once and a while.
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Just like Steam then...

Sorry but I disagree on that. I have had about 4-5 builds of computer and I still have my full library, 2004 I believe I signed up.

On consoles you will be changing every 5 years and have to use a different machine to play new games and old one to play old ones, assuming they keep the online function active for older consoles.
post #14 of 319
Well that holds true for steam also. your steam games are good as long as steam is still alive and kicking. The minute they go down so does your library. If that day ever came I would hope they would unlock all the games with enough notice so you can download and archive your collection and the client will continue to function in permanent offline mode so they are still playable. As far as I am concerned prior gen consoles before this one were the last true consoles. at least with a majority of those you can plug it in and the games would just work. Shoot I still have an old functioning NES somewhere with a few cartidges that still work 25 years later...
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Just like Steam then...

But Steam has decent offers and allows you to play while offline. mad.gif
   
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Wow, i wonder how much impact this is going to have on sales.
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post #17 of 319
Honestly, how many of you don't have your xbox always online, even when your not playing online? Mine is always online. I'm going to bet there will still be a way to play if you don't have internet tho.

I am not surprised by the activation codes tho. The developers have been at war with the used game market for years.
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could this be the end of consoles,no chance of me getting one now.
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But Steam has decent offers and allows you to play while offline. mad.gif

Just one of the many reason why PC gaming is better thumb.gif.

In that case just stick with the PC tongue.gif
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First Sony, now Microsoft; seriously, when is punishing your paying fans going to stop?
 
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