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I do, I bite down on my teeth and just waste/spend my money else where. tongue.gif

I keep thinking about getting sim city 2013, but I weigh the pros and cons about if my internet messes up, that I can't even play it in single player mode. Also, looking at it selling for 60-50 bucks also turns me off as well. biggrin.gif

This is how I feel about the next Microsoft Xbox console. I was debating if I was going to even get a next-gen Console but the fact that the rumors are growing stronger that it's always online, makes me not want to support Microsoft one bit. I've already had a bad experience with Microsoft wit two of my Xbox 360's getting red ring of death, and now this whole online debacle just makes me more frustrated.

I find it insane to require internet for playing a single player game, because these companies such as Microsoft and EA Games are not paying my internet bill. If the internet was free, which it's not, I'd understand always online a little bit more.
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I won't. My internet is to flaky.
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If it has to be hooked to the internet I am not going to buy it or use it at all. If i have to do with out any software then so be it. but they will lose a lot more than I will.
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The only game I have that requires to be always online is Diablo 3 - which I have hardly played. I do try to avoid games that require always online connection just because of the principle of it. There is NO need for it.

Not every one has good internet connection (even in this day and age), and I believe in choices- if someone want to always be online then cool that fine I think now the majority do, but what if someone has no interest in playing on line and has not need to be connected online, they are still a paying customer and should have the choice.
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I'd sooner eat my Xbox1 than buy an "always online" game!

I've not played a single player game in years, I generally play Multiplayer FPS.
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My internet has been down 0 times in the last 3 years, I'd be more concerned over their internet.
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I think the beauty of the current gen consoles is that I regularly take my PS3 to my grandma's for holidays and christmas so that when I get a game for christmas I can play it there or we can watch some blurays. I can see the point of reducing the second hand sales of games by going down a similar route to steam but if the playstation store is anything to go by the prices will deter even the most flush of gamers. I don't object completely to buying digital games unless they are easily completeable like the Assassin's Creed series.

Always on internet however, I avoid at all costs. I actually tend to pirate those games instead of paying for them if I do want to play them. Although I forget if Dark Souls is like this as I couldn't NOT buy that! biggrin.gif
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I was actually able to install BF3 quicker by DL than install from the disc BUT its nice being able to have it for if you cannot find the disks, later when you do a new build or reformat, Also i do like having the discs tho,
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While I appreciate some DRM like Steam, which offers to back up all my games and saves, helps with coop and talking over the Voip with friends while playing portal 2 or RE5, Steam does it right as it has an offline mode and with how flaky my internet becomes at time (3rd world problems) and I can still play all of the games I have with single player mode without problem. And if my hard drive dies or my windows gets corrupted or I get a new computer, I don't have to worry about cd keys as all my saves and games are backed up and saved to Steam.
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I was actually able to install BF3 quicker by DL than install from the disc BUT its nice being able to have it for if you cannot find the disks, later when you do a new build or reformat, Also i do like having the discs tho,

He isn't talking about digital copy he is talking about always on connection.

Diablo III is acceptable but Sim City is ridiculous.

I refuse to drop coin on any game that is like that unless there is truly a good reason. I do not feel Sim City did this for a good reason. Comparing your stats to others doesn't need an always on internet connection and even if it did that feature is not critical to game play so it is something the system can update as it sees a connection.

I feel they did this as a kind of DRM which is unacceptable. Look how well some of the completely DRM free games have done...

People who don't pay for games don't pay for games and unless you have the best game ever made having it locked down like fort knox isn't going to get those people to purchase it. All it is going to do is alienate your own customers.

This required internet connection thing has already caused major problems with the game.

They have had to give early buyer copies/credits for a different game to compensate for the issues, I believe Amazon at least temporarily pulled the product and it has caused enough stir for them to loose a lot of customers.

I don't buy every single game that comes out but this is a game that has some major nostalgia value to it and I would have certainly purchased it and played it for years.

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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post

My internet has been down 0 times in the last 3 years, I'd be more concerned over their internet.

EXACTLY!
Edited by givmedew - 5/3/13 at 6:57am
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