Allegedly written by an MS engineer...

  • NuY 15 Jun 2013 03:04:29 1 posts
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    I'll just leave this here...
  • oconnomiyaki 15 Jun 2013 03:15:44 245 posts
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    Saw this yesterday. My biggest problem with it is that the premise is flawed. Steam doesn't indicate cheaper titles or more convenience. Blacks Ops 2 sold for more than you could get it for in the shops. Four sales a year where games from half a decade ago are $5 is not a glittering example of game prices trending downward because of digital distribution.

    If anything, with only a single channel with no competition, I expect them to increase. Stores here were selling The Last of Us for less than cost price. Do you think that will ever happen on PSN?
  • Deleted user 15 June 2013 03:23:09
    His last point sums up what people should be feeling.

    That said, it's obvious what Microsoft wants to do, like he said, own the living room. But they're going about it the wrong way. They did great building a fan base with the x360,and any changes made in that direction should have been made gradual, bit by bit, rather than fucking over their customers in so many ways in one huge fucked up "whee there it goes, bye bye"

    I don't feel any hatred towards Microsoft with what they're introducing with the Xbox One. I'm just sad that their console won't be entering my flat and I'm gonna do my best to try and convince people I know who want one to not get one.

    They've let their customers down when they need them most (start of a new hardware generation). Even if it all gets turned around, the stigma is always going to be there and they're gonna have to do a lot if grovelling to get a lot of people back on board.
    Think Japan style, hanging their heads in disgrace.
  • ardamillo 15 Jun 2013 03:30:03 607 posts
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    Yeah at the moment it's looking like PS4 first, then after a few years, if MS actually succeeds in making something like Steam, I'll pick up an Xbox.
  • jonsaan 15 Jun 2013 06:02:16 26,774 posts
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    I really hate the 'Game fuck you on trade ins argument.'

    If you are really into trading, you know the market and trade games with a high value or games that you will simply never play again. You make them beat the CEX price and quite often actually get more for a game than you paid for it.
  • Deleted user 15 June 2013 06:30:45
    Does anyone really believe that this is some philanthropic attempt by MS to bring cheaper games to the masses? If so, where's their announcement of a significantly reduced RRP for games? What's that? They're going to be 40-50 like they have been on every new console? Who'd've thunk it.
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