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did people complain when Xbox 1 required broadband for xbox live?

Broadband was good for everyone, especially for the gamer.

The always on-line DRM benefits only the corporation, not the gamer.
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did people complain when Xbox 1 required broadband for xbox live?

Broadband was good for everyone, especially for the gamer.

The always on-line DRM benefits only the corporation, not the gamer.

Some gamers don't even have broadband still. (including me) rolleyes.gif

this is why I am against the new xbox, and even the new playstation 4.
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did people complain when Xbox 1 required broadband for xbox live?

Broadband was good for everyone, especially for the gamer.

The always on-line DRM benefits only the corporation, not the gamer.

Some gamers don't even have broadband still. (including me) rolleyes.gif

this is why I am against the new xbox, and even the new playstation 4.

Sorry that you don't =/ But you need to reason with this from a business perspective.

Gamestop is clearly earning pretty good profits as they're still around.

If MS stops just 1 million gamers from repeatedly buying used games (say just 5 games through their console's lifetime) and they are forced to buy the games new at $60, that's $300 million more in game sales revenue. They'd gladly give up the customers that don't have broadband or refuse to buy the console just because it requires a constant online connection. Do the math on what their losses would really be there wink.gif
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post #154 of 189
Business aspect, make a format like Dreamcast(I know it didn't work in Dreamcast's case) did but make it better so games can only run on that format. Do not force online drm crap or expect to see a dramatic loss in sales.
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Sorry that you don't =/ But you need to reason with this from a business perspective.

Gamestop is clearly earning pretty good profits as they're still around.

If MS stops just 1 million gamers from repeatedly buying used games (say just 5 games through their console's lifetime) and they are forced to buy the games new at $60, that's $300 million more in game sales revenue. They'd gladly give up the customers that don't have broadband or refuse to buy the console just because it requires a constant online connection. Do the math on what their losses would really be there wink.gif

I don't know that man. I guarantee they will lose much more than just people who don't have broadband if they require an always-on connection to the Internet. (Not that it matters... It won't happen)
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>tfw companies would actually make more money if they left out DRM entirely

Seriously, how do they not understand this? It's the same thing with forced trailers and usage restrictions on DVDs. You can either pay 20 bucks for a DVD that will force you to sit through a dozen anti-piracy ads, or download a single file for absolutely no charge.

Maybe if they weren't charging the better part of 100 dollars for a carefully constructed series of ones and zeroes, people would be more willing to buy the software.
    
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Why this is stilll being debated?? Sony has allready officialy said they are NOT blocking used games and they are NOT forceing you to be allways connected, so for MS to do it would be flat out suicidal........... rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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Why this is stilll being debated?? Sony has allready officialy said they are NOT blocking used games and they are NOT forceing you to be allways connected, so for MS to do it would be flat out suicidal........... rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

Yeah, but the Halo lovers will buy a 360 either way, which makes it less suicidal for Microsoft. I think Microsoft deserves to die if they do this with their console. This would be the first time a console tried infringing on the rights of the consumers. Sega, Nintendo, and Sony deserve to be Consoles, Micro-d doesn't not.
post #159 of 189
This is false.

I don't need facts or nothing, its common sense. Hexus is just looking for some attention.
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Yeah, but the Halo lovers will buy a 360 either way, which makes it less suicidal for Microsoft. I think Microsoft deserves to die if they do this with their console. This would be the first time a console tried infringing on the rights of the consumers. Sega, Nintendo, and Sony deserve to be Consoles, Micro-d doesn't not.

Under the pretense of "Cloud Computing" rolleyes.gif right rofl
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