Originally Posted by TamaDrumz76
As a moron (gamer) who has pre-ordered both next gen systems (though it's months before they charge anything so I can think about cancelling for a while), I can honestly say if it weren't for some of the games and the controller, Microsoft wouldn't have much to go on this time. Sad, cause I honestly thought the 360 was the over-all better "gaming" system of current gen. (I mention "gaming" because I really only use the 360 for games, my PS3 on the other hand is more used as a blu-ray/DVD player). With that said, if I only had one of the two, I would have missed out on some purely awesome gaming... PS3 didn't quite deliver on the multi-plat games, but their exclusives surely made up for it (and ultimately were pretty much the only games I purchased for it).
I think their (MS) DRM scheme is purely stupid. Granted, I understand what they're trying to do, but I think the method they chose is a wee bit botched. I purchase a lot of PC games as direct download, but even on new/pre-order games, I don't remember the last time I paid full price with sales and places like GreenManGaming having discounts on new/pre-orders. Due to the price we obtain these games at, we don't even consider trying to sell them - just build our collection larger. I can't tell you how many people I know have huge Steam collections and haven't played 3/4 of the games they own, and continue to buy more and more. Honestly, if they charged even $10 less for XBONE games than the competitor, it would make this move a bit more justified and more accepted... but telling people what they can and cannot do with their "physical media" games at full price (and same as the competition), is just beyond me.
I have both a 360 and PS3 and some games I've purchased new and some used. Honestly, I don't make enough money to purchase all games brand new and some I'm damn glad I didn't at $60 a pop. Some games just aren't worth it... Sorry, under 10 hours of campaign is pathetic; some games are even below 5 hours - don't get me started there... Is that worth 60? There were lower budget titles that only sold for $20 that were hell of a better buy and much better gaming memory than some of these full price games.
It seems to me they're really trying to eliminate buying/selling used games on ebay (where we can get the best damn deal - can't tell you how many games I've gotten on there). I never buy used games at GameStop... Sorry, but $5 off the new price isn't enough for me to get a used one... Plus it's not even convenient, I have to actually go to their store and look around, talk to people, etc... I thought things were supposed to get easier with the digital age? It's why we have internet! I probably wouldn't buy 90% of the things I do if I had to actually physically get up, drive to various store, and shop.
While I'm not too upset about the always online connectivity since all of my consoles have been "online" for years anyway, I do disagree with it in general and feel bad for the gamers who are going to miss out due to this (for example, soldiers stationed). I am however more bent about them killing the used game market, as it should ultimately be our choice to purchase/sell things as we choose. We are the ones paying for it, after-all. I honestly thought it would have been Sony dealing out some BS DRM scheme, but it was MS. I keep hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it seems like they keep making matters worse and I honestly don't think they're going to admit they're wrong and change anything. They're going to take people kicking and screaming.