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Originally Posted by funnyman View Post

Well, I guess it looks like Console gaming is dead for me for the Next-Gen. This is ridiculous.
It will affect sales big time when people find out that their internet doesn't stay on 24/7 and every so often cuts off. Internet Providers do maintenance on their connection every so often and I think some people on Overclock don't realize that like the strong supporters of this Bill. Also, some people's internet will just go out on it's own like mine has from the wind, storms, and so on.

I can only speak for my area here but I very rarely get any downtime on my connection. But the US does have a different way of running broadband services.
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post #32 of 60
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I think we all know this is true, but this is still a rumor at this point

Sony said they are leaving this up the Publishers


Tell me...what publisher is not going to require it? So going with the PS4 is not the way around this. Though you should be able to play a few games bought of the PSN I'd think. I am sure any game from a major publisher will require it.

PC game publishers also have this option, and therefore by your logic, they all take advantage of it. Are you saying that every PC game requires an internet connection?
post #33 of 60
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Originally Posted by funnyman View Post

Well, I guess it looks like Console gaming is dead for me for the Next-Gen. This is ridiculous.
It will affect sales big time when people find out that their internet doesn't stay on 24/7 and every so often cuts off. Internet Providers do maintenance on their connection every so often and I think some people on Overclock don't realize that like the strong supporters of this Bill. Also, some people's internet will just go out on it's own like mine has from the wind, storms, and so on.

I can only speak for my area here but I very rarely get any downtime on my connection. But the US does have a different way of running broadband services.

I don't think it will affect sales enough to make a difference. They have weighed the loss of non internet capable people that will not buy it to the difference in piracy this will make and found it to be more profitable overall. Sales will not suffer near as much as people are thinking imo. Most people simply do not care that it will require it. That is IF they decide to truly go through with this that is, it is still just a rumor at this point.
post #34 of 60
When SimCity came out the one with all that online drm junk, a lot of people found out that their internet providers won't connect to it properly and others found out they can't play the game when the provider breaks up in connection. tongue.gif
post #35 of 60
I only use my consoles when my computer or internet is down, guess I'm going to pass on this xbox. It's a shame I like xbox more than PlayStation.
post #36 of 60
Meh, whatever.

PC + Gamepad + Leapmotion + games is probably all you need to replace an XBox with Kinect.
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PC + PS4 smile.gif.
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I seen this on the forum some where a few weeks ago but i dont mind saying the next xbox will be a fail. PS4 + AMD are heading in a right path

Not when Sony wants to get rid of used games.
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It just a rumor just like the one that said the PS4 was going to be only online to but it turn out not to be, this needs to be taken with a gran of salt until they reveal it at E3. And on to the hole PC vs PS vs Xbox thing its mute in the end they all bring something to the table that makes you buy or not in the end. I have 1-PS3, 3-Xbox 360 and 1-Wii as well as my PC and i end up using my Xbox and PC over the others. it real just about the games for me and how i like to play them, I find I like Forza over GT5 I hated God of war and the only explosive on the PS3 that I like was Uncharted, so I just ended up buy games for the Xbox over the PS3 in the end, but that does not mean it is better or worse the the other.
But in the end if it does turn out to be true I am still getting it
1 (I have fios 50meg up 25 down)
2 ( I play mostly multiplayer games)
3 ( It is the way the industry is heading in the end anyway and there is no real way to stop it because the masses really don't care ether way)
But in the end you all have to way it for your selves for me I problei get the PS4 and the new Xbox even tho the PS3 was a wast of money in the end for me. tongue.gif
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Looks like i might just sell my Xbox 360 when they stop supporting it, if Xbox is any guess, it will be within a Year of the 720 that the 360 will be shut down, when that is about to happen, i will sell out my 360 and use the money to go PC. And hope 343 Industries goes PC for Halo 5 smile.gif Or Turn 10 goes PC for Horizon 2 or Motorsports 5 thumb.gif
 
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