Originally Posted by RoadRashed
Or Person A sells his car to Person B to get another used car....
The same thing you just said about cars can be said about games. Here, "Person A sells his used game to Person B so they can buy a new game. Person B cannot afford a brand new game but can afford the used game. So the game company sells a new game to Person A." (In your comparison above, "Person B" will not necessarily use a car manufacturer's services when they buy a used car so that's getting left out. Hell...most repairs can be done with aftermarket parts and no one I know goes to a overpriced dealership to get basic services)
They are "extremely different' items....but it's still a case of someone making a product and getting paid up front for that product. What happens after they make that initial sell should be up to the person that made the initial purchase. The original creator shouldn't get paid every time their product is resold
......in my humble opinion of course.
EDIT: I see you've already replied to someone else with a similar answer.
As a consumer I agree, but if I were to be a developer, I would always charge Though greed might evantually hunt me down in the future.
Originally Posted by thegreatsquare
I agree an actual/effective boycott is unlikely if both systems choose to do this. That said, I think Sony is going to balk at controlling used games like Microsoft in favor of marketshare. Sony has been coy with what they'll be doing about used games. Cracking down and cashing in like Microsoft has to be tempting and publishers want it, some more than others. But at least Sony is not unaware of the importance used games have to the gaming community and you can tell this because they are doing their best to avoid talk of restricting used games. Sony must be aware that there are benefits for Sony to permit used games. Permitting used games is a huge selling point to contrast itself vs. Microsoft and will seal the deal with many gamers, including the Xbox loyalist. The ability of permitting used games to give Sony a dominant, market share can not be underestimated. Coupled with a clear hardware advantage it offers Sony the chance at a blowout victory against Microsoft.
I think Sony can taste that victory.
I don't think Sony will restrict used games, at least for offline play on single player games.
I also think that Sony will be victorious this time. People who focus on the gaming perspective of consoles might choose PS4, and people who wants a more in depth media experience and play games time to time might favor Xbox One. But so far, from what I see, Xbox One must have a handful of incredible exclusives to attract some already lost customer base
Originally Posted by runnin17
Can someone please explain why companies are wanting always on internet connection for gaming??? It just doesn't make sense to me from a consumer's perspective. What benefit does this have for the company anyway?
Probably they think that they will eliminate pirated games... You can just play a pirated game on a 360 now. But if 360 was designed that no software was to run without internet connection, than the pirated game wouldn't be able to run because it would fail authentication. At least that's how I see it.