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Nobsoles have always been holding back PC gaming advancements, end of story. The sooner the consumers realize this and hop platforms (whether it be Steambox or learn to bargain hunt and a build a damn good computer) the better the industry as a whole will get. Developers/publishers costs are simply less on the PC platform; "no" (drastically less) ridiculous royalty costs (which publishers pay Sony/MS once the game is manufactured rather than when the sales roll in) and patching costs.
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All I have to say, is that if Xboxs almost being guaranteed to die after a certain amount of use during the early stages didn't put a dent in MS dominating the early years of last gen consoles, I'm quite confident that an always online console would have the consequence of a pebble falling onto a sponge.
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post #123 of 189
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Nobsoles have always been holding back PC gaming advancements, end of story. The sooner the consumers realize this and hop platforms (whether it be Steambox or learn to bargain hunt and a build a damn good computer) the better the industry as a whole will get. Developers/publishers costs are simply less on the PC platform; "no" (drastically less) ridiculous royalty costs (which publishers pay Sony/MS once the game is manufactured rather than when the sales roll in) and patching costs.

Not everyone wants to play a game on the PC though. Some of the games I bought for my 360 I bought because they are better suited for console. Just pop in the disc and play.
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Not everyone wants to play a game on the PC though. Some of the games I bought for my 360 I bought because they are better suited for console. Just pop in the disc and play.
Exactly, I bought Mass Effect series for console simply because they forced PC users to use keyboard and mouse and I only wanted to play with a controller. I really don't want to always be online though as a requirement, even though 99% of the time I am connected to LIVE.
 
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All I have to say, is that if Xboxs almost being guaranteed to die after a certain amount of use during the early stages didn't put a dent in MS dominating the early years of last gen consoles, I'm quite confident that an always online console would have the consequence of a pebble falling onto a sponge.

We already know how you feel.
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The funniest part of all this is pirates will just hack the xbox and crack all the games..................

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post #127 of 189
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All I have to say, is that if Xboxs almost being guaranteed to die after a certain amount of use during the early stages didn't put a dent in MS dominating the early years of last gen consoles, I'm quite confident that an always online console would have the consequence of a pebble falling onto a sponge.

Pretty valid point.

IF always online is true----> Sadly, the average consumer may not even know it requires always online before they buy it.
 
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Pretty valid point.

IF always online is true----> Sadly, the average consumer may not even know it requires always online before they buy it.

Or notice it once they have it home.
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Or notice it once they have it home.

wouldn't notice it now either. I mean, once my xbox is connected to the internet, why on earth would I need to disconnect it? Not to mention, it's a very online centered platform. Seeing what your friends are doing, playing multiplayer, all the extra media stuff, all that requires an internet connection....so unless you guys unplug your router when you play singleplayer games, i don't see the problem. If everybody had their system's connected all the time, developers can build around that model and add new features that'd typically require everybody to be linked


afterthought - I can see your point if you have a shoddy internet connection. I've never in my life had a disconnection...but I may be a minority
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wouldn't notice it now either. I mean, once my xbox is connected to the internet, why on earth would I need to disconnect it? Not to mention, it's a very online centered platform. Seeing what your friends are doing, playing multiplayer, all the extra media stuff, all that requires an internet connection....so unless you guys unplug your router when you play singleplayer games, i don't see the problem. If everybody had their system's connected all the time, developers can build around that model and add new features that'd typically require everybody to be linked


afterthought - I can see your point if you have a shoddy internet connection. I've never in my life had a disconnection...but I may be a minority

I just lost internet service for almost a week, come talk when the perfect world you live in shatters. thumb.gif

Or if you travel to a location with little to no internet access and want to play your console... Say a 3-4 day trip to a national park where they have e- availability. What if I want to play my new xbox at night with my buddies...

I think the real point is that the console should not lose all gaming functionality if it does not have internet access.
 
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