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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I guess we are just different type of gamers


That's what I said. I'm just making it known that I'm displeased with the F/OSS - and Indie - scenes for not producing games catering for people more like myself. I'm not demanding them to do that either, voicing displeasement is not an act of demand, it's criticism.

That said, I hope someone will come out and cater to my needs, too, some day. I personally have plenty of ideas to go around, but I lack resources.

To try and tie this back to the original article's theme, I think you're probably going to suffer more than myself with the proposed changes...


Luckily not, I'm not a console-gamer. Console games tend to be 30% more expensive than their PC-counterparts, not to mention that e.g. Steam does their Christmas - and Summer - sales thingies where you can obtain just-released games for as little as 5e/pop.

Valve is apparently even working on the possibility of trading games, so they're going in the opposite direction of Sony and Microsoft.

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Dr.Mabuse Member since:
2009-05-19

That said, I hope someone will come out and cater to my needs, too, some day. I personally have plenty of ideas to go around, but I lack resources.


That's probably going to be the big stumbling block. If a modern day game requires hundreds of artists, musicians, coders and designers, I strongly suspect open source/freeware is never going to provide a title that appeals to your taste. It's a big expensive business getting all those things right. :-(

Edited 2012-03-30 00:46 UTC

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