Originally Posted by Scrappy Oh I see you wanted the innovation that makes the console a completely closed system allowing microshaft and only microshaft to set whatever awful anti consumer price they wanted.
You're high as a kite if you think it would work anything like steam, steam has competitors because it is on the computer and computers are a completely open system. Microsoft wanted to screw you hard and you were willing to thank them for it now you're upset that you're not getting raped.
lmao why do people just make stuff up?
The only way that would have happened is if no other store in the world was allowed to sell XB1 games, which was obviously not
Any other retailer selling XB1 games could set the prices at whatever they wanted, just as they do right now in order to compete with each other. One store has a sale today, the other a sale the next etc. Some stores just sell games cheaper than others.
Ms wouldn't suddenly gain the power to set the prices at which retailers sell games at just because they're in digital format (delivered via disc or otherwise). That's an assertion pulled directly from the sphincter.
If anything, the completely closed system allowing "microshaft" (really? is this IGN?) to set whatever awful prices they want is how both XBL and PSN on demand games work right now
Any game that is only made available via download or just isn't sold in stores has zero
competition in terms of pricing because you either buy it from the XBL/PSN store, or you don't play the game. End of.
If you specifically want a digital version, you pay the price of XBL/PSN (which is far too high imo), or you don't play the game.
With the old policy, any game you bought from any store would have given you a digital copy, meaning that XBL digital game pricing monopoly would end because every store (gamestop/eb/ebay/amazon) would be competing directly with the pricing on XBL as well as with each other. In the same way that you can find Steam store/Origin store game codes for cheaper than the official store prices from other retailers. More people selling the same product will only ever bring prices down
. It seems people can understand that concept quite easily, but as soon as it comes to digital purchases, all their logic just evaporates into thin air.
Also, since both MS and Sony are allowing self publishing, meaning developers can set their own prices for titles, your assertion that they can just set the price for any game that they feel using their old system goes out the window once more.
I can't fathom how any mature person could be spewing this "MS were going to screw you over" line over and over. MS were offering a product and if you didn't like it, you didn't have to purchase it. Your logic is like me saying pig farmers are trying to screw me over because I don't like sausages. Selling something I don't like is not the equivalent of trying to screw me over, it just means I don't like what they're selling. I wouldn't have thought it was a concept that needed explaining, but then again this is internet.
Its like me saying Vauxhall are screwing me over by making their new Astra shape too sporty for my liking to the point where I personally wouldn't buy one because I don't like it/it wouldn't suit my commercial uses. Does that mean there aren't millions of other people who would buy it? Not at all. So why the heck am I going to behave like something I have the choice to not purchase if I don't like it, is screwing me over?
The only way for me to possibly think Vauxhall were screwing me over was if I felt entitled
to a product that I like from Vauxhall and that they somehow owed it to me to make what I personally want.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/13/13 at 4:13pm