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Does anyone else see the irony in members of a PC enthusiast forum complaining that console games are going to work more like PC games?
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Originally Posted by FallenFaux View Post

Does anyone else see the irony in members of a PC enthusiast forum complaining that console games are going to work more like PC games?

Heh, yeah this has crossed my mind a bunch of times. I am hoping for a compromise that will allow for selling of older games that might bleed through into the PC game market...though if all the online distributors aren't on board with it then it will not matter
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Does anyone else see the irony in members of a PC enthusiast forum complaining that console games are going to work more like PC games?

With PC games though you can find them on sale a good portion of the time, as with steam games. Console game sales rarely happen and they never drop a games price down 75% or so.
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I see it as Microsoft wanting their piece of the used games market pie and setting this policy at the get go will allow them that right. If it works as they intend it to work, could you imagine the potential profits? They're in the business to make money and they'll look in every nook and cranny for it, this is just one of them. You can call it greed, because that's exactly what it is. I have no interest in any of the new consoles coming out, strictly PC gaming for me here on out.

Side note: I personally don't like Gamestop because the ridiculous prices they want to give you for your perfect condition games/systems (i.e 2 bucks for a new releases/popular games) so them disappearing I'm okay with sadly.
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The game developers must be pulling their hair out to decide:

PC games == No used copy == easier to pirate == not 100% profit
Console games == Used copies == harder to pirate == not 100% profit
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The game developers must be pulling their hair out to decide:

PC games == No used copy == easier to pirate == not 100% profit
Console games == Used copies == harder to pirate == not 100% profit

Oh, it's far harder than that. You didn't add in that PCs are noticeably easier to code for and consoles have platform licensing fees, but consoles have a significantly higher expected playerbase for most genres.
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I have a feeling that Microsoft's been on the internet a little bit and are going "..............that's not going to work huh? OK let's figure out something else we can do and slide it underneath the rug".
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With PC games though you can find them on sale a good portion of the time, as with steam games. Console game sales rarely happen and they never drop a games price down 75% or so.

But one of the reasons we get away with having sales on PC games is because you can't resell them. In addition, it's what keeps people buying games well after release; Most console games don't see any sales 2-6 months after release.
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I'm actually more disappointed that the Xbox One cannot play Xbox 360 games than I am about the used games problem.
     
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post #40 of 60
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So basically they went "well, umm....we screwed up" and are trying to save face, it's not going to work, microsoft, the damage is beyond done.

Microsoft has been doing this a LOT lately, and not just with their new console. Their leadership is greedy and has lost their way ... well, unless their way is massive greed at any cost.
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