I'm assuming whoever wrote that article was trolling, quality of life, obesity rates? What factor do they have on a gaming consoles success...Wow... Really Microsoft.....
I am starting to wonder if they really care about the console race at all...
Some good question were asked. Most of which I knew the answers too or figured out myself (like phone tethering because I charge my phone with my 360 and PS3).
What I have never heard is the family plan only allows single player portions to be played. Joe said 10 people could play COD together by just 1 person buying it and that isn't actually possible with the one person per shared copy limit. Assuming their isn't a master list for shared games at least 5 people in the circle would have to buy COD for all 10 people to play together. At the same time.
I'm glad the question was asked about what would happen when the X1 was no longer supported. The answer was about what I expected though like Joe said that's something easily turned off. The real question is if the sharing would stay intact afterwards.
I appreciate the economics lesson, but if the idea of online pass, and other micro-transactions were the answer to recoup a company's loss of undersold copies then why didn't it seem to work out for EA? EA's expected income was $1.115 to $1.215 billion yet they fell short.but if the game isn't selling well, Used or new, why would a retailer want more copies of the game? So they put their investments elsewhere. meanwhile the publisher still needs to turn a profit off of that game. If the game costs millions of dollars to make and they need to sell at least 10 million copies to turn a profit, but they only sold 2 million, how do they recoup their losses?
EA was a great company to many consumers back then until under Riccitiello's leadership, the company has been nominated twice in a row as the worst company in America.EA is a great company that gives us quality games that we WANT to buy, and it has published many game titles we enjoy.
EA makes big profits because it's a good company, hater trolls online just hate on it like everything else. Without EA we'd be missing out on a bunch of great game titles.
So with the xbox1 is every game going to have to be bought at new price, or 60 dollars?
I'm not concerned on the price, as games sold here are already crazily overpriced (CoD at $160 lol...)No, no, games will still always be at discounts, I even think now that games are going to be more digital they'll probably only be $50. But in any case, I've seen brand new Xbox 360 games at Walmart for $15-$20 that are slightly older than 1 year old. So even for Xbox One there will still be massive discounts on new games, like there always is on Amazon.com and Ebay.
People think just because games need to be purchased "new" that it suddenly means the price of games is going to go up, that's what people's BIGGEST concern is, not the DRM. All DLC and games you buy digital now basically is DRM.
DRM has been present throughout the entirety of the current console generation. Just because it doesn't directly effect someone this gen doesn't make it any better. The pitch forks should've been raised a long time ago. By a long time ago I mean Steam.
It is already developed into quite a few systems as evidenced by your experience with AC2 but I'm sure this is considered trolling of some form so I'll drop it.They've been raised for a long time. It's the reason why I can't even copy my Assassin's Creed 2 savefile to my portable HDD (way back from 2009). The fact DRM is being developed into a system is why people are so pissed off. It constitutes the idea that we don't own the things we buy; they're being lent to us.
...and honestly I'd like for this topic to end. Lets talk about the PS4 please
I don't buy DLC much, and at least that usually doesn't require you to be online to play it.
What everyone hates IS the DRM, that is the complaint, not their potential game pricing. It also looks like games will be the same price for America anyway so I don't see what there is to complain about there for game pricing anyway...