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With just two weeks to go until we s new console will require an...
Every "Bleacher Report" type blog has one of these articles, rumoring that the used game market is done in the next generation. Every GameSpot, IGN, Revision3 type news outlet has refuted it.
In time it makes sense because people will stop buying physical media, but until then (I'm guessing the dollar coin will be in wide use before it happens) there will be a secondary market for games.
I swear, this all starts with some accountant that tells a senior executive they could have made $1 billion more, but people were selling used games instead of buying new ones. Someone picks up on that and goes with it, no one questions whether or not the hardware is going to sell along with it. Or they are looking at what Verizon does with smartphones, by blocking a few of the capabilities and forcing people to buy it. Games have always been traded, its what happens. When I was younger my friends and I would coordinate who was buying which game so we didn't have duplicates.
Microsoft is acting like an aging dinosaur instead of being innovative. They messed up with their phone and they are going to mess up with another cash cow. Probably comes down to trying to show the 'investors' that they are going to combat piracy.
Please, do not speculate.
Who gives a shit... ??? !!!
Grow up and stop playing video games you toolbags.
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Entertainment Software Association:
The average game player is 30 years old and has been playing games for 12 years.
The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 35 years old.
If Sony and Microsoft do this console gaming may be dead by the end of this next generation.
I dunno. I don't see people rushing back to PC gaming anytime soon regardless. Mobile is only going to get better though.
Yeah, consoles are so much easier than PCs for the every man and PC game developers are already implementing similar features to combat piracy.
I guess just a few broke individuals like myself would give it up. If I spent the full 60$ on every game I played, I would play like 3-4 games a year. They can't take my Gamefly from me!
Next Gen games shouldn't even have discs. You should just DL the games online. Probably will be a lot cheaper without the packaging and distribution.
The PS3, which costs $300, has the power of a military supercomputer of 1997, which cost several million dollars back then.
In 8 years it is projected that cell phones will have 28 GHz of processing power, embedded storage of 64 terabytes and a 500 Mbps connection to the mobile data network.
People are going to be using their cell phones and wireless connections to their TV and controller or hands free controller to play games.
something to be proud of.
I'm 34 by the by.
Makes sense. Or the option to download or 'usb stick' it or whatever
That's how I'd like it to go. Course the price probably won't decrease for new games. It's just way more convenient than switching discs all the time, etc.
Incidentally, Xboxes make really nice media players as well. That's what we use ours for 95% of the time.
I buy maybe one new game a year, so I'm not in the category, but what will this do to people who rent games? (Can you still rent games?)
Also, I agree with Eggy. I figured systems would move to (almost) entirely downloaded games. Seems the most logical for everyone, except the physical retailers.
I'm 29 and buy maybe 1 full priced game a year and pick up maybe 3 under $10 used games a year. I don't have much time to play my PS3 but every time I turn it on there seems to be some other damn update. I use to be an avid PC gamer in High School and College but I can't keep up with it anymore, the only computer I have in my house is my work laptop and I obviously can't play games on that so I just use the console because its easier as I get older.
That is one thing I want on NExt Gen the other is for every game to have a Co-op campaign. Imagine how awesome GTA or Skyrim would be with a Co-op campaign.
What are your hobbies? Just because you spend your time doing more boring things doesn't mean that they're more 'grown up' things.
Steam gets better and better. Halo CE, 2 and 3 are all being released on Steam.
Ahh the age of blog journalism. Say something controversial and everyone repeats as gospel.
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I read a similar thread a few days ago asking if Sony/PS3 was conceding the gaming business to Microsoft/Xbox. Apparently some patent filings by Sony indicate that they are preparing for their next gen system to "lock" a game to whichever console runs it first.
Obviously, if only one of the companies did it, they'd be giving a gift to their competitor. If both did it, they'd enrage gamers. I think the true intentions aren't clear yet.
They may be trying to make some type of tiered system where an "unlimited" game costs more, and a restricted game is less. However, unless they're looking to discount current prices for the restricted games, gamers will not be happy.
I could see a model that is loosely based on how Amazon Prime handles sharing of books among members. I get to borrow a book (for free) up to once a month from other members that I don't know. Likewise, my books are available to borrow as well. They book is only available to one person at a time.
Another possibility is that Sony/Microsoft want to also own the secondary market. Restrict acess to games, and then come up with a marketplace that is a combo of Game Fly and Netflix.
Renting a game would no longer be possible. It would be like how EA already requires a registration code to play most of their sports games online, this would be like requiring a registration code to play the game period,
the next big breakthrough is ps3/xbox level gaming through your satellite or cable receiver.
Cable TV companies can't even innovate to keep cable as relevant as it was. I don't think they will be growing into gaming systems.
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