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Yeah, this has to impact game sales. Because now people are gonna second guess spending that much on a game that they can't dump off and recover some of the money if they don't like it.

What's going to really hurt their image (if true) is all the parents/buyers who don't know it before hand
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LOL

consoles are such crap, I used to be one of those, beat in a few days resell for $25 bucks type people (unless it had good online multi which was rare) and a lot of high school kids are gonna not purchase nearly as many games b/c of this, well assuming their parents don't pay for everything they want.

Now Im a wait for USER review buy on steam for almost nothing type a gamer.
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Why is this a rumour in the news section? Shouldn't it be in, oh, I don't know, the rumours section?

Moved smile.gif. Folks, unless sony/microsoft officially announce new xbox & playstation, all news pertaining to the new consoles prior to being officially announced,should all be posted in rumours.
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It's the same way with Steam. I fail to see the difference. Offline mode only works if you can connect to the internet and then disconnect.

No, it doesn't.

I start my computer at the school without internet (although it detects the RADIUS protected Wi-Fi AP and attempts to connect to it), and Steam gives me the option of 'start in offline mode'.
   
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Always online doesn't really bother me, I mean you need internet for Xbox Live.

If you cannot afford Xbox Live, get a PlayStation?


You've never been deployed. Have you. The majority of our military age range is 18-26... they all play video games to pass the time, when there is free time. And not every place that we deploy to has an internet connection for us. This will hurt there sales.
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lol wow...Over-reacting much? All these news should be treated as rumours and as a grain of rice.
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US retailer GameStop's shares are "trading sharply lower" this morning after Edge reported that the next generation Xbox will utilise anti-used games measures.

The publication claimed today that all disc-based games for the new console will include one-time-use online activation codes.
Once verified, sources claim discs will have "no function beyond the initial users - effectively eliminating the second-hand games market as it's currently known.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/389656/gamestop-shares-drop-after-next-xbox-blocks-used-games-report/
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lol wow...Over-reacting much? All these news should be treated as rumours and as a grain of rice.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/389656/gamestop-shares-drop-after-next-xbox-blocks-used-games-report/
As I posted...if you listen closely you can hear the Game Stops getting boarded up in the distance. If this ends up being the case that company will be gone in no time flat.
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This makes me a sad panda. Yes, pandas can use the internet too.
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I have alway been a console gamer, and will be moving to pc gaming next month. I will say this just makes my decision to not buy a new console even easier.
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