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(Kotaku)   The next Xbox will require an internet connection to use and will not play second-hand games as new games will ship with a one-time activation code   (kotaku.com) divider line 23
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2013-02-06 03:30:27 PM
5 votes:

BumpInTheNight: Anything that kills the used games market is good to me.  Pay the developers you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale.


Yeah. And buy nothing but brand-new cars from now on. Think of all those people in the manufacturing sector who miss out every year because those cheap jerks bought used cars. Let's not forget all the architects put out of work by people buying pre-owned houses. And I don't even want to get into how much I hate it when people lend each other books.

You know what really honked me off? I wound up at this place called a "pawn shop," and it was full of used stuff. Clothes, electronics, guitars, movies...  I kept thinking to myself, "you cheap jerks! Gibson isn't making any money from the sale of that guitar!"
hej
2013-02-06 07:42:40 PM
2 votes:
The new Xbox will lock games to one system, says Sony's PR firm.
2013-02-06 04:48:16 PM
2 votes:

BumpInTheNight: mcreadyblue: moothemagiccow: ha-ha-guy: Never happen.  Valve would (and likely is going to) just drop a gaming console based on *nix with commodity hardware and dominate the market.

Since when do people make games for Linux?

Linux pretty much is a game.

It does often remind me of Myst, that's for sure.


At least I could get the sound to work in Myst
2013-02-06 08:04:07 PM
1 votes:
Glad I'm a PC gamer!
2013-02-06 07:49:03 PM
1 votes:

The Larch: BumpInTheNight: mcreadyblue: moothemagiccow: ha-ha-guy: Never happen.  Valve would (and likely is going to) just drop a gaming console based on *nix with commodity hardware and dominate the market.

Since when do people make games for Linux?

Linux pretty much is a game.

It does often remind me of Myst, that's for sure.

At least I could get the sound to work in Myst


Are you telling me that the next step of learning Linux is one of those damn sound puzzles??
rpm
2013-02-06 07:40:14 PM
1 votes:

yukichigai: Add to this that if all three mysteriously and independently decide to block used games there will be a deluge of lawsuits faster than you can say "collusion and restraint of trade."


No class action ones though, those are all banned in the TOS.
2013-02-06 06:15:38 PM
1 votes:
www.deviantart.com
2013-02-06 05:30:15 PM
1 votes:

MrSteve007: That is pretty interesting. Looks like in a month or two, Windows 8 will have more Steam gamers on that platform than XP. Guess the haters are going to have to start eating crow about Win 8.


You mean the OS that comes pre-installed on every new PC sold is beating the OS that hasn't been sold in 3-4 years in a segment that is mostly focused on newer, high-end systems?  No shiat, Sherlock.
2013-02-06 05:18:37 PM
1 votes:

RoxtarRyan: RoxtarRyan: ha-ha-guy: The carrot go install it would be the Linux version of Steam that offered exclusive features or titles the Windows 8 version of Steam lacked.

If they did that, then that is a prime example of one company trying to be the biggest douche they can. There is nothing in Win8 that stops Steam from functioning or working like Win7. I have it on my laptop, and Steam runs fine, no problems. This is them being pissy that MS is putting something with their OS that gives people another venue for purchasing 3rd party software. If anything else, that would drive people away from Steam to other companies like Direct2Drive, Gamers Gate, Amazon Game Downloads, etc. Why bother setting up a dual-boot to play games when there are companies who are more than happy to take your money without modifying your computer?

And even moreso when the usage of Steam on Win8 desktops is still increasing, according to the recent Steam H&S Survey.


That is pretty interesting. Looks like in a month or two, Windows 8 will have more Steam gamers on that platform than XP. Guess the haters are going to have to start eating crow about Win 8.

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/Oh, that's cute, OSX almost has 3% and Linux is up to nearly 1% of gamers these days. Sounds about right.
2013-02-06 04:38:03 PM
1 votes:

mcreadyblue: moothemagiccow: ha-ha-guy: Never happen.  Valve would (and likely is going to) just drop a gaming console based on *nix with commodity hardware and dominate the market.

Since when do people make games for Linux?

Linux pretty much is a game.


It does often remind me of Myst, that's for sure.
2013-02-06 04:33:47 PM
1 votes:
Why not include a mandatory peripheral that requires the user to clamp it around their scrotum in order to allow the console to operate, which will occasionally squeeze down hard on said user's scrotum just to let them know who's boss?

(Don't even ask what the female version is like. It involves 2000 volts.)
2013-02-06 04:06:50 PM
1 votes:
In an age where AAA game producers like Capcom are doing Day One DLC, on-disc characters, levels and endings that you have to pay to unlock or re-releasing an updated version of a game 6 months later, I have no doubt that this "rumor" will turn out to be true.

Someday we'll be telling our grandchildren of a time when video game companies sold you a game with all the content included. Then our grandkids will laugh in our faces and ask for $10 so they can unlock the second level of Resident Evil XLII.
2013-02-06 03:59:42 PM
1 votes:

magneticmushroom: ladyfortuna: I'm selling most NES carts for effectively $2-$3 at best after shipping and before fees, and as soon as GS gets in, expect ebay to become a sudden storm of activity - both for civilians and for GS's future stock buyers outbidding the rest of us on just about everything.

/prediction
//I could be wrong of course

I collect NES games. You got an ebay store you could link to? Or would you like to do some private selling?

/I need those damn cartridges.


Clicky-Profile :P

Honestly I expect I'll get out of the business in another year or so for various reasons (*cough FEEBAY, Paymenowpal), but it's allowed me to avoid having to take out a private loan while I'm back in school - I commute to school so gas & book money is super-important.
2013-02-06 03:58:58 PM
1 votes:
If I had to guess I'd say this rumor was floated to gauge reaction and plant the idea for the future, not because it's likely to actually happen, but it's sort of a moot point. It's inevitable that at some point some asshole company will try it and succeed.

I'm guessing Ubisoft since that name is pretty much as synonymous with "asshole" as it can get when it comes to insanely stupid DRM schemes.

Gamers are about as masochistic of consumers as you can get. They'll biatch and moan and scream about every damn little thing to everybody who will listen, but they'll never actually stop buying their digital crank no matter what happens.
2013-02-06 03:58:40 PM
1 votes:
Now the console wars are just to see who can annoy their customers the most.
2013-02-06 03:58:39 PM
1 votes:

Burr: As a long time gamer who lives in BFE and has crappy internet with a 5GB cap, all I can say is....


5GB cap?! Holy shiat that's crazy.
2013-02-06 03:57:31 PM
1 votes:
Isn't this what pc practically does already?  Like I care.  I'm probably going to buy the Sony thing anyways.
2013-02-06 03:47:18 PM
1 votes:
Still plenty of room here in the PC Gaming master race.
2013-02-06 03:35:20 PM
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: Anything that kills the used games market is good to me.  Pay the developers you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale.


Anything that kills the used car market is good to me.  Pay the auto-makers you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale.

Anything that kills the used textbook market is good to me.  Pay the authors you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale. 

Anything that kills the used DVD market is good to me.  Pay the studios you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale.
2013-02-06 03:24:35 PM
1 votes:
Anything that kills the used games market is good to me.  Pay the developers you cheap jerks, and if you don't want to pay full price then wait for it to go on sale.
2013-02-06 02:26:58 PM
1 votes:

jaylectricity: I agree that this is not going to happen, but let me give my opinion on it happening anyway.

This would mean that if your xbox broke, you'd have to buy all of your games over again if you wanted to play them on the new machine.


Again, this is not going to happen but if it did the key's should be tied to your gamertag not your box for it to be workable.  Like any of the current gen arcade games.
2013-02-06 02:19:11 PM
1 votes:
You're all arguing aver a Kotaku article? Good lord.
2013-02-06 01:47:53 PM
1 votes:
Translation: this is what they want, but it will never happen. And if it does, the pirates will have a field day with it.
 
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