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could this be the end of consoles,no chance of me getting one now.

I hope so, time for Valve to get the 'Steam box' right and tear consoles a new one (:
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First Sony, now Microsoft; seriously, when is punishing your paying fans going to stop?

They would definitely have an agreement. If this was ever going to happen M$ and Sony would have to both sign up to the idea.
post #23 of 319
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First Sony, now Microsoft; seriously, when is punishing your paying fans going to stop?

When there are no more paying fans to punish.

I seriously think AAA gaming needs a crash.
 
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I figured ms would be forced to adopt bluray.
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So does this mean GameStop is going to go out of business (assuming the PS4 has some similar concept)? I mean people almost never buy new games from there.
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But Steam has decent offers and allows you to play while offline. mad.gif

Exactly, beyond 1 point where you need to register once, you can enable offline mode and steam will even offer to enable it afterwards during an ISP outage, so long as you do that 1 time online registration.
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I'm not sure how I feel about this. Generally I never buy 2nd hand games anyway but it feels like another money grabbing stunt to shaft the consumer and frankly I am getting sick of it. If it is not the government it's the banks and now the large companies getting in on the act.

I think I will be spending the extra cash from not buying a console on some PC parts.

Consumer gets screwed by the 2nd hand games also tho when gamestop pays 5-15 for most games then marks them up 100% or more thats what has really brought Microsoft and Sony to do this gamestop makes a huge profit while others dont get any cut of it.
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post #28 of 319
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Consumer gets screwed by the 2nd hand games also tho when gamestop pays 5-15 for most games then marks them up 100% or more thats what has really brought Microsoft and Sony to do this gamestop makes a huge profit while others dont get any cut of it.

Oh yes I know what you mean. But at least you could stick a game on a local website for sale or EBAY and the likes if you did not want to use Gamestop or similar shops.

I also think people thinking this will bring down the prices of games in the long run are dreaming. Similar theory for buying games online as downloads, they should be cheaper right? We all know how that turned out.
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Seriously doubt I will ever buy another console. Especially with the direction they are heading.

1. No internet = no gaming?
2. A friend can't bring his disk over so that we can play co op on my system? He would have to sign in with his account on my system?
3. I can't sell or buy my games on craigslist?
4. Have to buy all new hardware, again?
5. I'm sure there's no backwards compatibility, again.


What reason/benefit is there to own a console?
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Generally I'm against pirates, but no 2nd hand games??????? And does this mean if you lose your i.c. you can't play at all? And what if its in the middle of a games, or you change address and don't have internet right away


bullocks to them, they will do this on PC soon too no doubt
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