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somehow i knew the 360 would be the last console i would ever buy.
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If someone ever has an outage, then what? Things like that happen, so it will be a huge pain if and when they do :/

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.
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This makes me glad the last console I owned was a PS2.
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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.

Yea that is true steam does have some killer sales tho but i cant see microsoft or sony doing that. I can see tons flocking to the new systems then some trying/starting a class action lawsuit cause you cant play it without a internet connection then maybe ms sets it so you can play it offine.
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Steam has to explain the German Court why it wont let games be sold second hand, so Microsoft is going to get the same problems in Germany.
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Hopefully Sony doesn't do this!

Can't wait for Feb 20

only 2 weeks left........
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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.

False, Offline mode can work after a 1 time initial internet connection. Afterwards, you can play games on offline mode all day everyday.
Don't mistake steam's offline mode with what's going on here. We're talking full time always on or never play.
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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.


And remind me why a used game sale should benefit anyone else other then the seller? Because if you say it feeds starving devs and have a used car i will call you on hypocrisy
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I wouldn't blame Microsoft, console manufacturers need to listen to the big publishers. Publishers are pushing closed platforms because there are many monetary benefits.

The thing I don't agree with is that you can't play your games online unless you pay a monthly fee. Xbox Live Gold is the main reason why I didn't get a 360 back then.
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I wouldn't blame Microsoft, console manufacturers need to listen to the big publishers. Publishers are pushing closed platforms because there are many monetary benefits.

The thing I don't agree with is that you can't play your games online unless you pay a monthly fee. Xbox Live Gold is the main reason why I didn't get a 360 back then.

The outrage this will cause and other jobs lost will counter the "monetary" benefits for them.
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