HotWingConspiracy: digistil: HotWingConspiracy: Sony was free to say they weren't going to do it, but made no mention of what they would allow game developers to do.Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sony said publishers will have the same DRM abilities as they have with the PS3.Not sure, but they already have the freedom to chisel you. It's like with ME3, you cannot access the online portion unless you pay EA, and you can't "complete" (you can finish, but not get the good ending) unless you do the multiplayer stuff. So if you get a used copy, EA is getting that cash if you're interested in completing the game.
eiger: Cythraul: HotWingConspiracy: This was always what was going to be happening on the PS4 as well. Sony was free to say they weren't going to do it, but made no mention of what they would allow game developers to do.They're going to find a way to get a cut of the cash on sales of their used titles. Rendering the game nearly useless or incomplete to a second-hand buyer unless they pony up ten bucks will be the easiest way.What's the justification for a game company demanding profit off of used game sales? Does any other industry work that way? Does say, FORD get a cut of every used Ford truck that's resold? How about movies? Do movie studios get a cut of resales of used DVDs?Most of those other industries don't because they can't (or at least can't figure out a way to do it). A professor I know, who authors textbook, told me that the book publishers are constantly trying to think of a way of getting back the money "stolen" from them by used book sales.
Cytokine Storm: I HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAPPY.You've left this poor Xbox One employee a shamble of his former self. Read for yourselfHere's an excerpt:First is family sharing, this feature is near and dear to me and I truly felt it would have helped the industry grow and make both gamers and developers happy. The premise is simple and elegant, when you buy your games for Xbox One, you can set any of them to be part of your shared library.[...]When your family member accesses any of your games, they're placed into a special demo mode. This demo mode in most cases would be the full game with a 15-45 minute timer and in some cases an hour. This allowed the person to play the game, get familiar with it then make a purchase if they wanted to. When the time limit was up they would automatically be prompted to the Marketplace so that they may order it if liked the game./this is an unverified blog post//could be fake
Ajanu: So you need something thicker than paper to hide your crack smoking or fornicating from the camera.
taxandspend: Yes, that is only the 360 version, my bad.PsyLord: I thought someone at MS stated that Kinect would have to be on for XBOne since there isn't a big Xbox button on the controller, so the only way to really power up the XBOne was to use voice command thru Kinect.
AdamK: RedPhoenix122: TheOriginalEd: Here's a thought bleszinski. how about you NOT treat your consumers like criminals?Probably getting business advice from the MPAA.the video game industry for awhile really wanted to ape everything the movie industry did/is doingAAA game development by its very nature is doomed tho, and was never sustainable like the movie model iscliffyb is in la-la-land over used games thinking "if only video games were like movies, then there'd be secondary or third waves of income instead of needing to recoup costs all at once in the first month!" well that's the issue - those second or third waves of sales only come at deep discounts, and furthermore said deep discounts are coming not just later but very quickly too - in the end the value of AAA games is dropping like a rock among consumers and no amount of banning used games will change thatbe happy there's growth in gaming even if it's in cheaper games
Tyrone Slothrop: Vaneshi: Mike_LowELL: In this link: CliffyB pretends the fifty-million-dollar console video game is the only video game being made anymore, and thinks we won't just find other games to play.In the case of the Xboned he is actually correct. Which I admit is minor miracle we should make a note of (under 'a stopped clock' probably). Microsoft have already said: No publisher = Not on XBox. It's generally intimated that this means a big publisher like EA, Ubisoft and so on rather than some enterprising indie who is both developer and makes a one man band publishing company.This doesn't mean I disagree with your sentiment about the mans line of thought though. He's almost as bonkers as Carmack's "DirectX is awesome" splurge... whilst all of his peers are busy brushing up on OpenGL due to the portability of it.From what I've read, if you want to sell a downloadable game on the XBone, you have to have two games for sale at retail, which screws over indie devs.
Vaneshi: scottydoesntknow:And Microsoft, get your dog back on a leash. He's the kind of tool that can sway opinions back in Sony's favor simply by speaking.Too late. I mean he tried shoving a knife in the backs of PC gamers... so we don't want him. I don't think many of the older 360 gamers want him either. I'm sure watching him is amusing to the Playstation folk but really, they like him where he is I'm sure.Lets send him off to the Ouya people yeah?
PerilousApricot: Joke's on you, there is no good ending to ME3
HeartBurnKid: And then pay farkloads more for the DLC (which there is no analogy for in the razor world, but hey).
RedPhoenix122: Jim from Saint Paul: RedPhoenix122: Jim from Saint Paul: There was ALWAYS going to be more tacked on DLC.That was never going to change.For example, this guy is acting like Activision was just going to give you the newest CoD with all the maps at once for $60. Horse pucky.Tell me why it costs more to upgrade my BF3 account to the Premium edition than it does to outright buy a new BF3 Premium edition and start a new account.Because EA.EA, Activision, big publishers can fark off.
RyansPrivates: drjekel_mrhyde: What's the OMG all about? Don't all platforms do this already?Yeah, I thought that was pretty much the AAA model at this point. Take Arkham City (a pretty good game) as an example. There were launch day DLC, that you could buy later. There were other DLC that added characters, costumes, missions, etc. All for the seemingly small price of $10 a piece. After a few times, you have a game that cost $100. This is a good reason to always wait for the "Game of the Year" editions. (On a side note, how come every games seems to have a GoTY edition, even if it wasn't?)
drjekel_mrhyde: What's the OMG all about? Don't all platforms do this already?
jonny_q: Here's my translation of the tweet. Correct me if I'm wrong:
RedPhoenix122: I hope that's fake.
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