(19 June 2013 - 07:12 AM)
I'm sure that The Last of Us will be one of the first games to take advantage of the Gaikai cloud...it's just a matter of when the cloud will go live which likely won't be until the mid-end of 2014. It's a GREAT game, one of the best I've ever played, and would definitely consider it a system seller but not sure I could justify spending $300 on a console with the PS4 so close to release.
(19 June 2013 - 03:56 PM)
And it's true. The Xbox One officially no longer has built in DRM, and will now function just like the Xbox 360 when it comes to selling, loaning, borrowing, and renting games.
(19 June 2013 - 07:44 PM)
People power! Oh and not to mention they were being smashed by Sony in terms of pre-order numbers. Looks like I'm keeping that XBone afterall...unless of course it's worth way more now that people will actually want one.
(19 June 2013 - 07:54 PM)
That being said we all know the only reason they're doing it is because their brand has been tarnished and more importantly, they're being smashed in pre-order sales. They're definitely not "listening".
(19 June 2013 - 07:57 PM)
Well, we lose plenty of awesome features. No more buying at retail and playing without the disc in the drive. No more "10 person sharing". Probably more digital benefits that will be lost as well.
(19 June 2013 - 08:01 PM)
I was far more confident of being able to buy super cheap retail games off of Amazon then I am of competetive pricing on XBL/PSN. Retail is going to force high prices on DD until it's finally dead. Now we are stuck with high DD prices as retail dies it's slow death.
(19 June 2013 - 08:20 PM)
Well of course it's not all sunshine and roses, but at the end of the day they went about it the wrong way. They never communicated to the consumer their overall plan and how it would benefit them in the long run. It was all double talk. The infrastructure just isn't their for the majority of people to use a home console in that way and numbers talk. Their execs are out of touch with reality with how people are able to use their system. I do think they turned around too hard though.
(19 June 2013 - 08:26 PM)
I think it's more that gamers feel like being locked into retail is the only way to do things. But this basically trades the benefits of a completely digital environment for what's left of retail's remaining years. I can see many parallels with how the major music labels covered their ears and did their best to prevent DD music. Before this gen is out most of a game's sales will be through DD and if you want to save some money buying games you are going to be stuck swapping discs.
(19 June 2013 - 09:35 PM)
Square Enix apparently cancelled a new Legacy Of kain game called "Legacy Of Kain : Dead Sun". They feel that the game will not meet their sales expectation. Just read an article from eurogamers.
(19 June 2013 - 10:02 PM)
@Mage Game file sizes aren't getting any smaller. Downloading an XBox One game (excluding XBLA style releases) is not the same as downloading a song or an album. In alot of parts of the world broadband capable of handling that kind of throughput doesn't exist anywhere other than in big cities and small pockets. Then there's the issue with regions with Internet Caps and what not. Apple can get away with it with iTunes particularly due to the advent of mobile Internet and the fact that their devices are for the most part portable. A console is a different kettle of fish. MS pushing their system Digital sooner isn't going to make infrastructure appear. They could do, but their system will be useless to alot of people and they'd be gambling on the fact that their smaller user base makes up for the shortfall with lots of digital transactions.
(19 June 2013 - 10:06 PM)
If Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo want to kill retail and used games, and want consumers to go digital, then they have to make concessions as well. At the very top of that list should be price. Make the games 10-20 bucks cheaper on their digital networks, even on launch day. They will find out real quick how and why Steam and other digital retailers undercut physical releases. Microsoft claimed that the Xbox one was "Just like Steam". Well, then it needs to have ALL aspects of Steam. Cheap games included.
(19 June 2013 - 10:24 PM)
I doubt very much that Square will fold anytime soon. Also, the multiplayer component of the Legacy of Kain game is still being developed. So I suspect the rights are staying where they are at the moment.
(19 June 2013 - 11:26 PM)
Except d_2s Microsoft solved this problem by essentially selling digital copies at retail. This meant you had a digital copy, but with the ability to avoid your ISPs bandwidth by installing from disc. If bandwidth is your big issue, Microsoft actually gave you a system that allowed you to go DD with a crappy ISP. Now if you want to go DD in a lot of the world it's out of reach. You are stuck with retail.
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