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Old February 21st, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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So if the rumors are true...

For those who don't know (cause apparently people don't play games here anymore) the 720 is supposedly going to need an internet connection 24/7 to play games, even single-player. Basically what this means is no used games because you would need a code to register the game to be able to play which would only be packaged with brand new games.

If this is true, PS4 has already won because not only can we stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games, it's also confirmed to play used games.

I don't think Microsoft would be this stupid, though.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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For those who don't know (cause apparently people don't play games here anymore) the 720 is supposedly going to need an internet connection 24/7 to play games, even single-player. Basically what this means is no used games because you would need a code to register the game to be able to play which would only be packaged with brand new games.

If this is true, PS4 has already won because not only can we stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games, it's also confirmed to play used games.

I don't think Microsoft would be this stupid, though.
MS is probably throwing out a bunch of lies to throw off Sony.

THey di some with the 360 and 512MB deal and 1080p hidef.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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Since it seems Sony isn't going to block used and borrowed games, it'd be suicide for Microsoft to do it. I'm sure if it was part of the system before the 20th, they started undoing it as soon as Sony shot down that rumor, for their PS4.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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Exactly, I don't think MS is full of themselves, they want to win the battle 1st, once they've won and have their monopoly, then they can start doing bizarre shit, but until then it's going to be whatever they can do to get people to buy their system.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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A constant connection will negate MILLIONS of sales. It'll never work.
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They cannot possibly be that stupid.
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It's weird. My systems are already hooked up 24/7 and I almost never buy used games. But this still doesn't sit well with me.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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It's weird. My systems are already hooked up 24/7 and I almost never buy used games. But this still doesn't sit well with me.

My issue is, i usually sell all my games, being stuck with them will just be annoying + cost money.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #9
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Its a silly idea, but I'm sure they'll float it and test the reaction. Not as far fetched as you might imagine.
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Its a silly idea, but I'm sure they'll float it and test the reaction. Not as far fetched as you might imagine.
My guess is they want to go towards some sort of cloud, where you purchase games via their dashboard, and you don't DL the game to your hard drive, you just play the same via your virtual cloud hard drive.

It saves and makes them TONS of money.

1. they don't need an optical drive capable of reading disks.
2. They don't need a 3rd party distributer( gamestop etc.)
3. They don't need a hard drive on the system.
4. You buy the game for a set price just like everyone else.
5. You can't resell it, once you buy it you buy.

People act like XBL Arcade games are cheap, but I'd argue a $15 xbl arcade game is more expensive then a $60 game you can resell.

You spend $15 no matter what and that game is yours, you can sell to anyone, you own it for life.

a $60 game is yours to keep and resell and could probably resell it for at least $45, then the next person can sell it, so an so forth.
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Eidos President: Next Xbox Uses Watermarked Discs


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“With the next Xbox, you supposedly have to have an internet connection, and the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another," Livingston said. "So I think the generation after that will be digital-only.”
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...ked-discs.aspx
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Games will come out at $59.99 and won't sell a lick .... and then jump in sales once they hit $19.99.

Well, except for Halo and Call of Duty: Modern Warfighter Supermen Steroiid Shooter 12
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Sounds terrific...

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They will lose the rural sales for sure. Crappy internet connections out here and it would take like a week to download an Xbox 720 game.
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MS isn't stupid, i assume they have looked at the data of people who have hooked theiur xbox's up to XBL.

I'm ok with the constant connection needed, but the no resell value?


Fuck them, I won't buy it.
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In his actual quote he uses the word "supposedly," so hopefully it's just not the case. Or at least it WAS the case, at one point, and Microsoft has since backed away from this position. Between Sony confirming you can play used games on the PS4, and multiplayer is still free to play, Microsoft would be conceding the next generation, before it even got started.
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In his actual quote he uses the word "supposedly," so hopefully it's just not the case. Or at least it WAS the case, at one point, and Microsoft has since backed away from this position. Between Sony confirming you can play used games on the PS4, and multiplayer is still free to play, Microsoft would be conceding the next generation, before it even got started.
They might have the similar mind frame Sony had when developing the PS3. After the crazy success of the PS2, they thought they could do no wrong and that the PlayStation name could simply carry the console to success.

It seems they learned from this when developing the PS4 but Microsoft could think brand loyalty to them along with Xbox LIVE (years of service, achievements, Marketplace content, etc.) they could do anything and sell tons of consoles.
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