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Discussion in 'News' started by umkemesik, Feb 8, 2013.
I put this in News, and not Gamers because it is news.
Also I'm not buying this shit. I don't care if it shits me out golden eggs, I'm not fucking getting it.
No. Enough is enough. The porn and music business learned the hard way that DRM doesn't work.
This thread may be of interest: http://99chan.org/vg/res/7640.html
It will be rooted and playing ripped blu-rays in a month.
Bitch about it all you want but this is capitalism, the variety of affordable goods and services drastically increases and in relative proportion to the decrease in quality. Shoes use to last you for years, with repairs costing little or free; now you're lucky if a $300 pair of brand name computerized Nikes lasts you the year.
EX: My grandmother went to buy a fridge when her old one went out. She told the salesman her old fridge lasted her 27 years. The salesman started laughing and said "You'll never find anything on the market that lasts that long."
The profit driven "market" claims four metaphysical abstract ideals (yes economists, even if they know it or not, are using Plato's ideal forms and working towards them) as pillars of why it works. So our lives are shit, our stuff is shit, our cars are shit, our computers are fucked and if you're poor it's better to off yourself. You want your life to include quality products that are built to last and worth the investment? That's easy, mortgage your house.
Odd. I was just thinking about planned obsolescence as I was driving today. My car hasn't given me much trouble lately (knock on wood) and I was marveling at the fact that something made in 2001 could somehow be more fragile than something made in 1971. That's one thing I've never been able to answer as a layman in terms of business practices. You'd think somebody would go back to making a product you could beat the hell out of for decades and decades and still work to undercut the competition, even if it isn't a sustainable business model.
I'd rather just wait for all this to be officially announced instead of believing any bit of rumor bullshit.
I bet it will inherit its predecessor's failure rate for that nostalgia factor.
DUDE. its not that bad.
Video games are for nerds anyway.
Might take a little longer if they try to encrypt Microsoft Bob and put it on there to slow down hackers.
They are just trying to cut-off some of that lucrative business GameStop is doing with the used games, still Xbox sucks balls.
I was going to reply to Z's post and say that cracking the next gen counsels will not be an easy task. Even the 3DS has proven a tough nut to crack.
Homebrew is working on the WiiU , sort of. You need to of course log into the Wii virtual counsel (which I knew they were going to do). It won't run bootmi yet.
You also need a totally new Drive Chip to get it to read burned disk.
I would image cracking the new XBox will require hardware mods as well.
We're accepting rumors and wild speculations as news now? I heard a rumor that OP is a gigantic faggot. Needs to be on EDF's front page, PRONTO.
Really? I would wager that a simple firmware hack might do the trick.
Microsoft has leaked this on their own, probably to see what the reaction would be. I can grantee you asshole that if they could get away with it, they will.
If we bitch enough often and early, it may result in them nixing their plans.
Or we can pretend its just a rumor and get a nice surprise on launch day.
I mean, its not like any other Microsoft product requires activation.
Not if you want to play burned games. You'll probably need a DriveChip.
Capping this before somebody fucks it up.
The people have spoken
This is corny as fuck. There is a reason why I avoid Apple products like the plague: That proprietary bullshit. Give me a generic MP3 player any day of the week over an iPod. Just because your company's stance is officially anti-piracy, doesn't mean you need to force it on your consumers.
Of course, I own a jail-broken iPod, but I digress: no other manufacturers make 120 GB music players, sadly.
Also, RIP, Gamestop and Game Fly
You don't need 120GB of space on a portable music player.
Shit, broski. I have like a metric assload of music on that thing. From Big Band music to Dubstep, I have all songs from all genres.
But, yeah, I listen to like the same 300 or so songs, so yeah, I guess you're right.
It plays movies too dude.
I don't know why people think Microsoft wouldn't do this. Especially after Windows 8. All metro apps MUST be purchased off the Microsoft store. Plus, the whole thing looks like a smart phone. Give them 5 more years and you won't even be able to access the desktop anymore without a copy of Visual Studio and a $1000 developer's license.
I love how Nintendo is the only one who hasn't bought into this mindset. It's like Microsoft and Sony want to give Nintendo even more money on a silver platter. Somebody should tell them "Dude, calm down. You've lost enough money and customers as it is."
If we believe it now and get outraged about it now then the deviant thoughts crossing the minds of the executives will be prematurely eradicated.
I like Microsoft's "Our hand is bleeding, so we'll stop that by chopping off our arm" business model. It's very ballsy, very admirable.
... Honestly, I don't see why consoles are the big thing now. I mean, I could get a TV, a table for it, a console or three for the few games I actually like, Foxtel so I can flick through 666 channels I hate instead of 91 before going to schlick over photos of Miles Kane, some DVDs and a fuck tonne of batteries because everyone likes cordless controllers now instead of the good ol' plug-in ones... But I've already got this shit. Seriously, all I need to do the stuff I do when I'm not sleeping, drinking, studying or pretending to study is my laptop. Sure, the screen is fucked because of a drunken idea I thought was great at the time, but I use this mofo for everything.
We... We have a special relationship, Larry and I. <3
Speaking of which, over a decade and a half ago I was playing games on my computer and watching shows on my television. Now I'm playing games on my television and watching shows on my computer. How times have changed.
I, and most people in my age group, do everything on my computer now. In a way it's a cause for concern but that's likely because I'm too paranoid.
the only game i really play with any kind of regularity is blacklight retribution. its fucking free to play.
great game, though.maybe my favorite current FPS game
new maps every few months, new shit all the time. fantastic customization options...
also i work for zombie and i am paid to say this. just ignore me.