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Jimquisition Why PC Gaming Gets Away With It

"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?"

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project_pat361631d ago

Because xbox fanboys < pc fanboys

Godmars2901631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

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.

Hydralysk1631d ago

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.

Corpser1631d ago (Edited 1631d ago )

So true, console makers have monopoly on their digital store, on PC we have competition on Steam/GOG/Origin/Amazon and more

Coach_McGuirk1631d ago

open platform vs closed. simple as that.

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