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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RE[4]: Books
by Thomas2005 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Books"
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Did you not read my post? It is ALREADY going the way of the 8 track. There are a ton of books right this very minute on Amazon that you CANNOT BUY except for Kindle. Now what do you think will happen if they score the next Twilight or Harry potter? it'll be no different than every other time that a more inconvenient format was "better' be it laserdisc, vinyl, DAT, etc. What you will see is the masses trample over themselves to pick up $79 kindles so they can stand around the watercooler discussing the latest "Hip" book and guys like you will be left behind.

Wish it weren't so but look at how many wallet raping DRM choked games get bought every day because its the "hip" game to play. The masses don't know, don't care, as long as they can be part of the herd and be in the loop. sadly we've seen it time and time again where the users happily give away their freedoms for more convenience.

What you say is true, but J.K. Rowling has put a potential crimp in that plan by releasing the Harry Potter e-books without encryption(i.e. DRM) to prevent being bound to one device.

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RE[5]: Books
by bassbeast on Sun 1st Apr 2012 17:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Books"
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Uhhhh...what does she have to do with anything? I said the NEXT Twilight or Harry Potter. Those two series are old now, now its Hunger games and soon there will be a new "hip" book everyone will want to read. What happens if that book is a Kindle exclusive? Bye bye regular books as the masses will buy the kindle to read the hip book and since they already have it, why not just buy books for it instead?

This is why Amazon is being VERY smart in buying up exclusives left and right, because they know that all it takes is ONE, just one, to become the hip new watercooler book and the BAM, they got the market by the throat.

I wish it weren't so friend, but we've seen superior formats die because something else was more convenient, the masses only care about easy and being hip.

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