Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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Piracy for the win!
by bassbeast on Thu 29th Mar 2012 09:37 UTC
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And yet again the pirated version will be the BETTER version, as you won't be paying a cent and then will only have to buy the few games you want to play MP.

But it just goes to show you have disgusting greed can kill the golden goose, because there are many that trade in their games to buy MORE games, which of course without used games i have a feeling a LOT of those new game sales are gonna dry up and blow away like a fart in the breeze. many folks i know only buy new because they know they can beat it and then trade it back for a good portion of their money back towards another game, if this is taken away? Well all those games that aren't some uber AAA title like Diablo III will just gather dust on the shelf. watch a LOT of game houses go under too, as one flop is all it takes to wipe you out today.

I'm just glad i got my boys off the consoles and on to Steam. I built my youngest a nice quad for less than $350 and thanks to a sale at tiger i just finished up the new 6 core for the oldest which is just $329 after the rebates. Now I won't have to worry about stupid consoles or ripoff prices, instead they can just kick back and enjoy the steam sales like I do.

I don't think Gabe would be stupid enough to jump into the console wars, not when there are still 3 in the race, more likely he will get together with AMD and Nvidia and come up with something like AMD's Fusion, where you have set low/medium/high specs that the OEMs can place a sticker on a PC. That way the customer only has to look at the sticker and they'll know whether they can play the latest games and at what level of graphics.

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