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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.

Yep. I ran into issues with this and Steam last year on deployment. It was a pain... thank goodness for hacked work-arounds, or that would have sucked...
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Why is Microsoft/publishers doing this? Roll back to 2004, replace "next xbox" with "steam". Voila.
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it's not a shock that it has to be online all the time.

it's not a shock they are blocking second hand games

and it's not a shock they'll be on blu-ray.
QFT. I'm sort of amazing that they are clinging to physical media at this given point. But I suppose it makes sense as they know most people wont go out of their way to purchase an extra xbox licensed HDD, so limiting them to storage would be a bad idea. But this also means good things for us PC gamers. Now devs have the space on the disks to pack in as much content as they please, with as high detail textures as they want. Personally I have a BR drive on my PC, so I'll continue to have the option to download games or purchase physical as BR becomes more and more common.
 
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post #144 of 319
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Ugh, hopefully the PS4 will not need constant internet connection also, what is this BS? rolleyes.gif
My thoughts exactly. Between this and the law against unlocking phones in the United States I'm beginning to change my opinion on just how free the first-world truly is.
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I see no problem. Xbox has such a massive user base and fan dedication. It will be fine with or with out the cheapskates.
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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'.

You too?

Read my previous posts. That should I clear up what I meant with that statement.
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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.

Man, I missed out. I never even had a TV were I was deployed...except on the ships when they played a couple movies a day and showed video feed off the keel of the ship the rest of the time, but I doubt I would have been allowed to hook up a gaming console...though I wasn't sitting still long enough to do that much anyway.

However, I am quite sure the President could come out and say that all deployed service members were not allowed to game and it would not even register on the sales numbers...there are probably about 300,000 troops deployed right now...but the large majority of them likely have Internet access. Only places like Afghanistan and Iraq might they get a little low tech these days. It would take every one them to be gamers for this to affect them.

Though this would have an effect on the "morale" stations that I've heard about in more recent days. This would be evidence to fight this move. We just need the USO or some one to come out and say, "MS, Why do you hate military service members?" and then let the media run with it.
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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.

One just opened down the street from me Lol...
The crazy thing is they bought out the Medical Supply store (where you could buy medical gear cheap). Irony?
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I don't mind online only but I hate no used games if its true. The reason I don't buy many new games on my Xbox or PS3 its because the price is so high compare to Steam. If the game is going to be great and I know my friends are going to get it then I buy it on console, but if they don't I wouldn't pay 60 dollars for a game. I just wait for Steam to come down in price.

I buy used games for my nephews and when I don't want to pay full price for a game. Still, when I buy a used game I pay for DLC if I like it. DLC is a big money maker and if I can't buy a used game, I will never buy that game anyways. They don't make money from old games and specially the DLC.
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copied from another thread

they have gotten away with PCs, of course consoles will follow, what do you expect? what's next? movies for sure, they will implement those already patented webcam thingy that detects how many are watching the movie.

then soon all hdtvs, monitors, handheld consoles, will all have a built in webcam that detects viewers, extra viewer extra fee, lol.

CONSUMERS, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO DRAW THE LINE?
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