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The People Speak - Not Buying It

Posted on Wednesday, November 13 @ 17:56:08 Eastern by


These posts normally get a little weird, but let's be serious about our hobby for a few minutes. I realize after looking at the comments featured this week that Microsoft and Xbox One went to your houses and shot your dogs when it came to DRM in the console space. I get it, I'm sure they get it at this point too... at least I hope they do... but let's get one thing straight.

You'll never prove your point if you don't drive the message home. If you don't want a camera watching you all the time or for this business to be so dedicated to the internet that it requires a connection to continue delivering entertaining experiences, don't buy an Xbox One. You could buy a Wii U (which certainly doesn't have a camera watching you at all times and has kind of slumped in the online multiplayer department). You could buy a PS4 launching this week. Hell, don't buy any new console hardware. Gamers concerned with resolution should really just build a PC because that'll be the only way to satisfy that graphical lust.

EX+ has probably already discoverd this lesson as he spouts wisdom as well. I've often said that publishers should take advantage of greater variation in pricing when releasing their games. While this comment's actual popularity might be called into question by the sheer volume of guest votes, I believe it's worthy of this week's crown considering many other commenters featured here expressed their own vision on Xbox One's rocky debut. Congrats EX+ Tip of the hat to Sourdeez as well.

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#1 - EX+
Penello On X1 DRM "Never Got A Chance To Have Rational Discssuion

A LOT Up - Few Down

This digital future bullshit is starting to piss me the fuck off. Why can't digital and physical distribution coexist? Why do we have to enforce DRM all across the board? And why the hell does MS think it's just being 'ahead of the consumers'. Don't flatter yourself Penello.

#2 - Sourdeez
Orth: Twitter Debacle "Best Thing That Ever Happned To Me"

33 Up - 0 Down

So...The best thing that ever happened to this guy was he stopped being a dick.

#3 - ShadeTrail
Penello On X1 DRM "Never Got A Chance To Have Rational Discussion

29 Up - 0 Down

Those are big issues, definitely. And there's also the problem that digital downloading requires the gamer to surrender far too many rights. That's been my main reservation, and it's never been properly addressed.
At present, it's far too easy to lose what you've downloaded. Storage fails, online servers get shut down, and sometimes the IP owner decides to be a dick and rescind your license of their game.
With physical media, *I* am in control of my game library. For that reason alone, I always prefer physical media over digital downloads when I have the choice.

#4 - Gravedrone
Oculus Rift Sex Sim Is Obvious, Complicated, Very NSFW

18 Up - 1 Down

You like big men to handle your meat?......

#5 - cell989
Penello On X1 DRM "Never Got A Chance To Have Rational Discussion

17 Up - 1 Down

I personally will never support an all digital world. I like having physical tangible copies of games I pay for. When Im done with them I can sell them, keep them, collect them, frame them. With a digital copy of the game at the same price mind you, I cant do shit with it but play it and delete it from my HDD to reserve space. I dont see the advantages.


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