Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:05 PM
Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:00 PM
Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:47 PM
Also, just when I started digging them new consoles a bit, thanks to all the buzz around... I saw this. Well, I know which toy gets my money first I suppose:)
Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:35 PM
Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:05 AM
On the flip side, by targeting television they open themselves up to more markets. Gamers don't care, they just want awesomeness. However, selling XBox One as set-top packages from Comcast, Time Warner, etc. will net them mega sales. Families will see that as a logical choice. The fact that it does games on the side and does them well is just a bonus. All MS has to do is reverse their DRM policy and offer different packages to lower pricing like one model without kinect for $100 off. And let's be serious, it doesn't have to be required. If they do that, it will restore the balance and calm the masses. If they don't, I think it's a pretty clear indicator what will happen.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:24 AM
The DRM stuff - they've probably into lots of contracts with big publishers and retailers about that, so changing it is unlikely.
Stripping kinect from the box is also very unlikely; kinect as standard is a pretty defining characteristic of the xbone. And the voice control and gestures are "teh future" feature..
And to be honest, lots of people will buy in regardless.
The way I've understood it, microsoft's company culture is such that they don't really see outside the box all that much. "Good for the world" in their mindset equals "good for microsoft", and all that.
I don't know about winphone sales figures, but what option do most people have than to buy the latest version of windows, regardless of how horrible it is? Move to mac? Move to linux? XP is at the end of it's road soon, and some article reported 40-50% of business still running XP..
Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:59 AM
I also don't think my reasons are not obtainable. Let game studios manage their own DRM just as they are today. This will clear Microsoft's name and restore order. If a company wants to use online registration, its their reputation on the line. MS does not need to do anyone any favours by implementing the framework for them. Kinect is also not a necessary piece of equipment. There's a foolish requirement to have it physically plugged, but you can disable the device via settings. Remove the hardware plug requirement and you're done. It in itself adds more negative PR as there's already conspiracies floating around the web that this is a secret FBI/CIA/NSA/SS/HS/FEMA plot to spy on people. Given the recent whistleblowing, it's a pretty hot topic.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:06 AM
You register devices separately from games, it's free to register a device. Then when you buy a game, it works on all your devices.
You can also "lend" your games to friends, they can play it on your DRM as long as their device is connected to yours.
Once they break the connection, the game goes back to un-licensed state. This usually means you get a crippled version but can still play it.
I'm sure we could sell it to Microsoft if they ask nicely...... nah let them suffer
Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:58 PM
What I don't get is how a machine that sells at say $300 comes over to the UK and sells for £300. I know the exchange rate fluctuates but that's extracting the urine.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:24 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:19 AM
Just means australian and english corporations fetch more money out of their consumers (even drug dealers?) than american ones do... how would this effect things?
Youd better hope Obama knows what hes doing.
[EDIT] theres more competition for sales in america? and I read in india you have a similar problem with console prices... [/EDIT]
Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:10 AM
@rouncer: All electronics in India are expensive (except desktops, for some reason). Most people get their electronics from the UK or the US via some family or relatives living there. As for consoles, they are also bought the same way. The ones from UK are fine, as they share the same region encoding. The ones from US, however, are brought here and modchipped in order to remove the PAL/NTSC encoding. That just voids the warranty and messes up the hardware. But... what can you do?
Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:28 PM
That just about has to be government tampering with prices. If things are screwed up with prices, it's almost always because of the government. Most of them hate imports, which is stupid, because free flowing trade leads to better business for everyone.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:18 PM
I don't want to go off-topic here, but we have like the highest fuel prices. Don't know the exact rates, but we buy from the Middle East at about Rs.15/litre. That sells for about Rs.70/litre by the time it reaches consumers. Seriously flawed.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:54 PM
Anyways, back on topic... My choice is PS4. Microsoft just lost the last bit of trust I had in them. W8 and now this.
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