TRG attempts to break down what exactly Microsoft has proposed regarding Digital Rights management.
Still a terrible idea
Absolutley - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
How anyone could support DRM as designed for the Xbone is beyond me. If M$ is going to [email protected]!# everyone, perhaps they'll at least include a Barry White album and bottle of wine with every unit sold? What I really don't get is the pass that some loyalists are giving M$ on DRM. To be clear, they aren't just "dealing with it". By purchasing the Xbone THEY ARE VOTING FOR IT. Unbelievable. I would hope a boycott would apply to any console with this scheme.
I love me some PlayStation, but if Sony pulls anything remotely similar, they can get ta steppin.
Agreed rusty it could really hurt the industry lets just hope the other companies don't follow suit.
Leave it to microsoft to ruin gaming
They should make it so drm only applys to digital purchases only. And make the Retails copies the same as in the past. The digital content could keep the features that they are trying to give us, like giving a copy to a friend or sharing with anyone in your family.
nothing but pure BS
"Loaning or renting games won’t be available at the XB1 launch (poor GameSpy)" You mean "Gamefly", right?
Fixed lol thanks for the pointout. I fried my brain writing that piece, trying to juggle the wording that MS used with the reality of what it meant. THat and I reviewed Daggerdale last week so had GemSpy stuck in my head lol
It's going to be bonkers in here when Sony does the same thing.
Nope, they will somehow spin it and make it sound like a good thing, sony does no wrong to them.
"Them" exists on both side of the stupid console war, and "they" will spin until the end of time to support their views. However, this is a time consumers need to stand together and not allow publishers to trample our rights.
I think Sony will impose DRM. On the low, that is while its fanboys are too busy bashing Microsoft.
Seriously I am so tired of all of these smiling, money grubbing A$$ hats sitting on their high horses telling us why the rod they are shoving up our collective butts is, "a good thing", or "a feature." I don't care if this about gaming, the console war, or even how white your teeth are, All I care about is the fact that more and more companies are trying to turn things we use to own in to services that we can never stop paying for. This seems to be ultimate goal of every company these days. To that I say, "please pay the people a monthly fee for the service of not hanging you elite corporate bastards by your greedy toes!" THIS IS NOT ABOUT PIRACY ITS ABOUT CONTROL AND CREATING A MONOPOLY.
other then the disc , what do we own that they are taking away, with songs we download we dont own it anymore like we did with records and tapes but no one is whining, same with movies, more and more people are Just ok with buying movies online and not caring about owning a disc, its just old school, yes having the physical medium is a nice thing to have but juse like other things like i mentioned above, times change and we went digital. AS LONG as we can trade the game and basicaly do the same things like we did before which so far 95% is the same just different then whats the freakin big deal. Games are going digital, its just happening, i know many dont like it but its here to stay, steam, psn, and much more are proof of that and the ps4 and xbox one also with the ability to buy every game at launch digitaly. its a new world that you might not like but its not going back. these companies we play games from thew ones you call devs and praise them to deliver you hot games, well they like whats going on because to many times the games get pirated, lets not deny it and lets realise its a huge issue. The minor restrcitions like sharing a game online with friends of 30 days etc sounds fine becuase now you can share it digitally.
No I completely understand but just because its digital does not mean I do not have the right to share (borrow) the darn thing. Also if games were becoming digital why even bother selling them in stores this gen? The fact is that there are still physical copies of movies & games and there will be for a long time. Thus the big deal is your losing the right over something you own. If I buy a game and beat it I should have the right to let as many as my friends use my property as I like because it's mine. What if I want to sell what I paid for? I should able to sell my property, any way I like no? It just seems like a huge step backwards
hey kind of off topic but have they said how the Steambox was going to work around that? lik doesnt that hav 2 be logged onto steam 2 work? lik i really dont kno? sides that i just dont lik that 24hr check at all now if i could do that check thru my cell phone & it didnt take long maybe
On the "this is my property" argument...I tend to agree. I have a hard time coming up with something that I've paid for with these same proposed restrictions on it. This may translate to cheaper sales, though. Or maybe they won't follow through with any of these and they are trolling gamers at large. Or maybe you'll get some unstated benefits along with all the control. Or maybe it isn't as bad as it seems. There are WAY too many unknowns to come to conclusions quite yet...but it's not looking good.
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