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Renting a game would be even easier. You would download it for a period of time. Then your rights to it would expire or you could renew it or buy it.
I never thought of renting it directly from the developers over xbox live/PSN, I feel like the prices would be no where near that of a Gamefly's though.
sleep, masturbation, repeat, sports, arguing with nerds.
Unless you are like 24 or less you should not be doing that bullshit. May I have an opinion? I think I may.
The "media center hub" usage is valid, but the console should have a blu-ray (or it's successor) then.
Marriage is like flying with kids, if the flight had 500 connections, never ended, Ted Striker were your pilot and you ate the fish.
It may be because I am 34, but there is a real draw for me to go into the store, look at the box, and buy the physical media. I don't like the idea of just downloading a game.
Gamefly could have an online subscription app. They probably wouldn't be able to offer brand new games but at a premium though. Maybe a different subscription tier.
Might be becasue you are 34. I have had disc get scartched from ym X Box to the point they were unplayable.You buy the game online and the Market place recognizes it. So No matter if your hard drive gets damaged or you get a new system you will always have your copy of the game.
My next door neighbor is 79 and she is addicted to Angry Birds.
Why give up on fun? What's the upside? If there is a benefit to limiting yourself to "serious grown-up activities" I haven't found it yet.
As others have pointed out, the always-on connection is not likely to happen this time around. However, the companies around the game industry want to make it part of the "plan", so that you know it's coming and when it eventually does arrive, you will be conditioned to accept it as the way things are.
This would be interesting, and use phone app business as a model. This would also allow developers direct access to buyers w/o 2 or 3 middle men taking a cut. $10 games?
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Wouldn't Skyrim with multiplayer be World of Warcraft? Ahh, fuck it. I'm into that.
Sure it is
My opinion is that your opinion doesn't hold much weight. Why would I give a shit what someone who doesn't play videogames thinks about videogames? And why would I be insulted by someone calling me a nerd for playing them when that person is an internet troll and clearly has nothing better to occupy their time with.
As for the Bluray, it wasn't a standardized format when the 360 came out, 360 bet the HDDVD and PS3 bet the Bluray, if I am remembering my history correctly, walmart made the decision to only stock one product after a few months because it was too much to try both, and chose Bluray for whatever reasons, and HDDVD quickly dropped off the shelf. Wasn't much Xbox could do after that, just had to wait till the next console to get Bluray integration.
Seems like the purchasing stat would be skewed by parents buying games for their kids.
this "always-on" thing is dumb, EA is doing that with the new Simcity to protect the DRM, people are LIVID
It's criminal, Bob. The gamers deserve better.
Sony, MS, or the store itself would generate a "rental code" for the consumer that would turn the game "on" for a specific amount of time. If you rent it at a store chances are the code still comes straight from MS or Sony and you just ay a fee to the store for setting it up.
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These next gen consoles sound so underwhelming.
They are just basically going to be HTPCs with built in gaming, and probably cost $600. Resolution has already been maxed out...I guess they are going to try to push frame rates up(which is a good thing in FPS games) and try to add more of the graphic effects that make PC gaming great(and so damn expensive to keep up with).
$600? Seriously? They are pushing out dated crap.
How is that a breakthrough ? We were playing games through our cable box in the mid 90's through the Sega Channel.
I'm 36 and can honestly say I buy more games now than at any other time in my life. Granted, they are for my kids but I'll absoutely sit down and play with them when I have some free time. Spending time with my kids certainly seems like something to be proud of.
I'm just guessing...it could be lower, nobody really knows yet what these things will do to even match up a price point. When the PS3 launched in the US it was sold for either $499 or $599. Xbox 360 was $399 and $299.
This has been in the works since I was at MSU (02). Sony was to implement a similar type of technology in PS3, but the fanboys were livid when word leaked.
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I've moved back to PC gaming within the past 6 months. I havent turned my Xbox on to watch endless adds and play some more with the newest crappy dashboard in a good 3 months.
The sales on Steam have given me enough of a backlog to last at least a year. Not ot mention 2 years ago, PC gaming was dead. It's alive and well from what I can tell. Especially if there ends up being a Steambox "console"
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