Originally Posted by Overburdened
I don't want Microsoft to have a monopoly in the console business like it does on the PC side. Today it's DRM, no used games, spycam, tomorrow it's overpriced IP like the overpriced apps in Microsoft Office. They shouldn't have the power to decide what is right for us, which is why it can't be stressed enough ''I would switch to Linux right now'', but everybody uses Windows, and there's no competition anymore. One choice for gaming, one choice for innovation. Terrible.
There's no natural progression
to this, it's what you make it. That's why when Microsoft tried to force this draconian method of business down the throats of many, people revolted because they didn't like the direction, and it certainly wasn't natural (more like a bump in the road that sent your car off a cliff... Oh yeah, what a smooth trajectory). Microsoft betrayed the gamers by pushing for DRM, and asking devs to implement it. Microsoft shouldn't be the one controlling you. As a consumer, you can decide with your wallet. Will you buy a system that will neutralize your status as a gamer, gather information about you, and decide your fate on your behalf?
After all this, and Don Mattrick's absolutely disgusting display of the inane, will you support a company who has this clown as a president?
It surely speaks for their products.
Again, there's no natural progression, it is not written
, choose PS4 WiiU out of respect for the consumer who drives this industry.
Used game argument: Would you pay the new price for a used car? Would you pay twice for that same car? NO, you wouldn't. This is obviously publishers being greedy. When a game is paid for, it also no longer up for profit for the DEV. There is something called 'OWNERSHIP' that can't be stressed enough. This is why devs want to go digital, no used games, no boxing costs, more greedy profit.
These publishers are businesses first, they don't care about you, but you can make them care by showing them what you support with your wallet.
I have hundreds of games on Steam...
there's even less competition in that space than in the "console wars"
I have no love for xbox, but the DRM is lighter than Steam when you needed to be connected to the internet to go offline...
even GOG.com doesn't let you trade games (I mean you can share the bits and bytes with someone, but piracy is the same process...)
if people don't want to buy something with "Draconian" DRM, then they won't... nothing is being forced here
giving developers (aka actual creators, innovators) the option of creating whatever they want is infinitely more important than letting consumers who think they're entitled dictate what you can and cannot make
free market is good
but next console generation will be just like this one because of consumers... it's all about poorly-integrated multiplayer, partitioning content into DLC, and extending game length instead of making a focused, polished experience for those of us who value our time
the "consumer who drives this industry" has created a world where it makes more sense for companies to engage in these practices rather than ship quality products