Originally Posted by Maiky
the point is that MS should have never came up with this stupid sharing restricted idea to begin with, you want to keep gamers happy then do business they way you have always done it.. Don't change policies just to turn a profit.
um...yeah they do? If it was up to Microsoft, everything would be purely digital. For EVERYTHING else in the digital world, you're often way more limited. Try selling StarCraft 2, anything from Origin, anything from Steam. Try selling your iTunes Apps. Try selling your Netflix account. Can you sell your digitally download movies? Your music? Your software?
"Those digital "benefits" will be available at launch, but Mehdi hinted that the digital rights management transition might unlock some more interesting game access and distribution methods later on. "In the future, you can imagine the capability to have different licensing models, different ways that people have to access games. This all gets unlocked because of digital." He wouldn't get drawn into details, but when I suggested ideas like an "all-you-can-play" Netflix for games or purely digital game rentals, he didn't shoot me down. "Sure. It could be a variety of ways
Just a possibility, but that'd be a digital version of gamefly The console requires broadband, so digital distribution is not far-fetched. Being able to access your games ANYWHERE? Not being tied to physical disc which can be lost or broken. (wait until you have a kid or toddler sibling) I can let my friend's play my games from anywhere. The second he's done playing, I can play the game. The SECOND. Let me guess, you have some sort of device that can just magically transfer your physical disc across the town or country in a second so you can start playing right afterwards?