"The Xbox One no longer enforces restrictions on used games, but the debate over console DRM is not over. One lingering question is this -- why are consoles criticized, but PC gets away with it?"
Because xbox fanboys < pc fanboys
This guy gets it.
As much as I use to think Sterling was full of himself, he's only nailed every point and hit the argument out of the park. I even see how PC gaming has become better than console gaming with this vlog. Consoles are still going to have the upper hand in regards to general consumer recognition, even despite the mess MS is about to introduce to it however.
Oh I still think Sterling is full of himself. I disagree with him as often as I agree with him, but in this case I agree with him wholeheartedly. I always bristle when I see a game release on PSN for $60 even though there's no manufacturing cost or retail cut being taken (there are server costs but they are comparatively negligable). The big benefit of digital for consumers was supposed to be that it'd eventually allow for cheaper distribution, but on consoles none of that benefit has yet been passed on to consumers. The only benefit on consoles is that you don't need to get up and go to the store, and considering an average person's internet speed and the size of most AAA games it's probably FASTER to just drive to the store anyways.
So true, console makers have monopoly on their digital store, on PC we have competition on Steam/GOG/Origin/Amazon and more
open platform vs closed. simple as that.
very good video, puts everything into perspective.
PC steam you can have the account forever or as long as steam is active. PS and XBOX so far are limited to the console you buy them on. Can i play my xbox games in 10 years when the xbone servers are down?
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