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GamesRadar: Ten ways the games industry is shafting you

GamesRadar writes:

"Our corporate overlords have just one goal in mind: sell us crap. That's just how it is. A typical meeting probably goes something like this:

Marketing Guy: How can we sell this crap?
Marketing Guy 2: Can you say, "Greatest Hits?"
Marketing Guy: BOOYAH!
High-fives, chest-bumps, and company cars all around.

Okay, that might be a little exaggerated, but it doesn't negate the fact that shafting consumers is a steadfast tradition. The following are ten ways games industry leaders are trying to siphon away your cash, and how to tell them to megabyte your ass."

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rCrysis3503d ago

With the exclusives. Many people do buy some consoles just for a few games. yippee. But the game is fun and they love their console. They continue to buy more games and then they love the console

But blind loyalty? Many Nintendo and Sony fans aren't loyal just because of the exclusives. It's because they've brought us the past. The past time of video games. Many of us knew that past and now we buy Nintendo and Sony products because they gave us games to play and they've been reliable since.

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SaiyanFury3503d ago (Edited 3503d ago )

Actually it is possible to get your 360 wirelessly connected to the internet without Microsoft's overpriced wireless adaptor with a little research. When I got my 360 I assumed I would never be able to get online because my wireless router is in the other room and I refused to pay 100 dollars for a relatively cheap technology. I also can't find a decently long enough ethernet cable to run along the ground. Instead, I did my own bit of research and discovered the Linksys WGA11B-FR wireless B ethernet adaptor. I went on ebay and bought myself one of these little gems, and then connected it to my 360's ethernet port and voila! Wireless internet connectivity for less than 40 dollars. The only drawback is that the unit comes from Europe so you need a plug adaptor. However, look carefully on the seller's ebay page and most of the time if you mention you're from North America, they'll include the adaptor free of charge. They did for me, and I've been online wirelessly on my 360 ever since. And that's without paying 100 bucks for M$'s overpriced proprietary nonsense. Good luck all!