Originally Posted by Zero4549
The console market exists because it is built on the concept of buying the console (once), and then buying any accessory, game, etc for it (once) and it "just works". If you don't have internet, it still works
. If you have friends over, it still works
. If you found some CD laying under the refrigerator in a new house you just moved into, it will work.
No effort required. Plop in the CD, and play. No hidden fees, no need up upgrade hardware, no need to worry if your games will be compatible or if your system is powerful enough for it to be enjoyable, etc.
All the recent MS hate is because every single thing they have announced about the upcoming Xbox spits in the face of the concept of consoles. Consoles have never been the best or most robust platform for gaming, that title belongs to the gaming PC. Consoles are all about being cheaper
. If MS gets their way, consoles will be none of those things.
Personally, I don't really care. Actually, I kind of like the idea - it will likely push more developers back to PC. That said, there are a lot
of people who either don't want to or can't simply move on to PC gaming. They have every right to be upset.
So with this in mind, can we all please stop bashing people who don't enjoy getting shafted? Kthx