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(Kotaku)   Some Xbox One owners are reporting a malfunctioning or inoperable disc drive. Well that's one way to force people into digital downloads   ( divider line
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2493 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Nov 2013 at 1:14 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-22 01:24:59 PM  
4 votes:
Me Chinese
Me connive
Me protest at the inhuman factory work conditions by sabotaging your new console's optical drive.
2013-11-22 01:41:21 PM  
2 votes:

kab: [ image 500x387]

For being a master race, it's pretty sad he still lives with his mom.
2013-11-22 01:30:40 PM  
2 votes:
My Xbox One is coming from Amazon sometime today. I'm excited because I feel there is no better way to observe the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination than buying a new console so I can shoot people in the head with sniper rifles online.
2013-11-23 12:20:43 PM  
1 vote:
So is it The One Who Knocks?
2013-11-22 10:56:05 PM  
1 vote:

BumpInTheNight: kroonermanblack: LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?

...yes.  Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.

Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.

I downloaded the 22GB AC4:  Black flag in two hours flat, no physical anything except a few mouse clicks.  With the way games and their serial keys are getting harnessed into platforms I'm not sure physical media will survive nor the re-sale concept so enjoy that while you can.  Personally I pay the price I want for a game without any inclusion of trying to pawn it off to friends or gamestop and the time sunk into such adventures either.

Plus if a digital store ever does go under (I've had that happen before with Direct2Drive) I can just yarrrrr it via torrents if its that dear to me.

Dude, this is a console thread, not a PC one, and it's pretty self evident that this was related strictly to consoles, but thanks for being extremely insulting.

Also, really, 22gig in 2 hours? 11 gig/hour download rate is hardly the normal for most Americans (no, I'm not accounting for wherever you are), for most people 22gig would take 5-10 hours or longer.  That's assuming the person isn't out in BFE or on nasty data caps, etc. where 22 gigs would kill their monthly cap or take a year or be impossible. These people are still able to play by purchasing the data on a physical medium and then applying updates via the network.

And 'pawning games off on friends', that's quite nice of you. I'm sure I've never given a friend a disc and said 'here, try this'.  Even with the restrictions you see on them, you can still play the base game. Most of the time it simply locks you out of online play (and I'd only care about those for BF4 which I'll buy for PC if I buy at all) or some release day DLC that while nice isn't integral to the story.

Let me know how pirating that PS4 game goes for you (yes, I'm well aware it's possible, but the vast majority of users aren't going to do it, if only because it often involves mod-chips, which take time, expertise, and money).

My concern about buying digitally through the PSN or XBL is that the market will simply pull legacy games at some point, whereas if I have the physical disc I can play it. Obviously that's 10+ years down the road, and I personally don't keep consoles that long. But let's look at the NES nostalgia wave that's popular with college kids. How's that going to work in 20-30 years when this generation of 5 year olds wants to be all retro and play some (ps4gamehere)? Digital download system for the consoles is gone and dead by that time, moved on to service the ps6, and legacy the ps5.  PC emulators? Not the same.

It's purely speculative, and the original topic was 'HERPDERP LOOK AT ME BEING CUTE AND MOCKING PEOPLE BUYING DISCS' ergo my response was 'Yes there are valid reasons to buy discs farktard'.

Personally I quit AC with 3. It wasn't fun, it was dull and tedious. The gameplay was lackluster and the story was boring as shiat and had a raging hardon for 'LOOK HOW farkING AWESOME THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WERE!!!' that I was afraid a Teaparty guy was going to come to my door and want a handjob.  And I mostly play for the side missions and exploration and other stuff, and they just made that all tedious and boring as hell, for me. I got NY unlocked and decided it just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep playing.
2013-11-22 05:34:26 PM  
1 vote:

Dragonflew: Luse: Also see above. Show me an independent offline test and I will admit I'm wrong about it not being 1080p. I simply won't take Microsoft's word for it.

Show me where it says it will be 720p offline as opposed to "the availability of the cloud allowed us time to focus more on graphics". I have tried, and all I can find are forums filled with people laughing at those who believe that an internet connection adds pixels.

I found this one: in g-a-malfunctioning-inoperable-disc-drive-Well-thats-one-way-to-force-p eople-into-digital-downloads&new=1#new
2013-11-22 03:55:48 PM  
1 vote:
Hey  frepnog:

Didn't you say Sony was sacrificing virgins for this?

Why are you still here?
2013-11-22 03:19:16 PM  
1 vote:

Lucky LaRue: ManateeGag: wait, I thought the X Box One was going to be the most flawless piece of machinery known to man and make people who are experiencing ps4 issues drop Sony forever!

Nah.  That's just what the PS4 fan boyz are telling each other to boost their morale after such poor judgement in console selection.


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2013-11-22 02:38:18 PM  
1 vote:

frepnog: realmolo: The thing about the new consoles is that they aren't that much better than the last consoles. I mean, yeah, the hardware is way more powerful and everything, but the graphics aren't all that much better. We've hit a plateau, graphically, especially since TVs are locked at 1920x1080.

the issue is that you are equating resolution with meaning anything whatever.  It really doesn't.  Fact is that just like last gen, as the new games get more and more detailed, 1080p is going to mostly be a pipe dream on both consoles (if you want to maintain 60 frames).  both are still relatively anemic machines, PC hardware is ALREADY several generations ahead of the new consoles, and new games are going to do nothing but get more detailed.

People that think graphics have plateaued are in for some shocking surprises as devs get a handle on these machines.

Think about the graphical differences between, oh, say Mass Effect 1 and 3.  3 looks like it should be on a completely different console.  There was a generational upgrade IN SOFTWARE on the 360\PS3, which is the only reason that the current gen consoles lasted so long.  Games are going to freaking LEAPFROG what is currently possible, and in pretty short order.

In a couple years tho, I'm betting you that BOTH new consoles are going to be struggling with 720p games, let alone 1080.

Think about a GTA game that simply looks like reality.  GTA5 looks good.  The first REAL GTA game on the next gen machines is going to astound.

sure, the 360 and PS3 both had some native 1080p games early on but later abandoned the idea because of more demanding graphics later on
2013-11-22 01:47:08 PM  
1 vote:

chozo13: Have not heard of any widespread wiiu launch failures

Uhh the entire Wii U launch was a failure.
2013-11-22 01:37:02 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-11-22 01:16:19 PM  
1 vote:
Pffft, real gamers buy the Wii U.
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