"I would be a have-not. That's what I'm afraid of" Like it or not, we're headed towards a world where media is consumed digitally rather than physically.
Same with ya bud.
Makes the rumors of him making a cloud game with MS pretty unlikely after this.
I believe you will be sadly mistaken... https://www.altchar.com/gam... "Kojima is apparently very interested in making a cloud-based horror game." "If Grubb's sources are legit on this one, then we should expect to hear more about this partnership this year, perhaps at The Game Awards show" Just because someone doesn't necessarily like where the future is heading doesn't mean they haven't accepted it. This article (link provided above) clearly states Kojima's interest in the cloud. Will this happen according to anyone with any inside knowledge regarding the deal says YES... But, of course, anything can happen and any deal can fall apart until it's official. But unless you can show something other than this article... I would think all signs still point to yes.
Me too pal, me too. It's just not the same.
Dystopian future, where you don't own any of your assets.
To begin with media is a consumable not an asset. Tomorrow they can stop making CD Players, Blu-Ray players, etc. and the media would be worthless when your player dies. Media is just a mechanism to deliver the entertainment art. Every time I buy a game digitally, I download it to a special set of storage hard drives. So that if it is de-listed, I can still bring it back. That is just as good as owning a media disc. Also you don't own anything when you buy the media except for a license. The thought that you own entertainment is wrong. You simply own a license to play the entertainment. It is like buying a "pass" more then it is actually owning something. I do not like the idea of there being control of what is available or not via digital media. I think there should be laws against removing people's access to their digital purchases. And I think there should be laws requiring continuity to digitally purchase assets. Every digital store takes a percentage of sales and makes huge dollars from them. They should be required to get escrow copies of the code for every app/game in their stores. And if the developer/publisher goes bankrupt or walks away from the app/game, then the store should either be obliged to provide a refund or take the code and keep it running for digital owners.
So the 2 million dollars from the sealed Mario Bros that sold 3 days ago isn't an asset?
@BrianSyphoned Nope,it is a collectible. And I have lot of collectibles, but they are not an asset because I would never sell them.
Not sure what's up with all the down votes you got, because everything you said is factually accurate.
@DMgHalt A lot of people have a hard time accepting reality.
Do you guys remember back then when preordering a physical copy of a game and going to midnight launches for them? I vividly remember those times when I got my copy of Halo 3, Fallout 3, and God of War 3 at Gamestop with a bunch of other people waiting in line. Now that physical media has changed so much, that magic is no longer there anymore.
It was always going to change and the new generation of gamers are the want it now gen. They don't want to go to a store and queue up for 3 hours to then go home wait 2 extra hours for the game to install and then update. Console gaming has gone the way it was always gong to go the way of pc gaming. Although I will miss buying games ect I personally love how services like gamepass ea play ect now offer most the the games I want for a low cost each month. It also opens the door to new ips for me too. I also feel games get a new life especially on mp side. I look back at the 360 days and think of games I enjoyed but they sold badly that online quickly died. With serivies like gp it helps people try games and even try them again after updates and add ones. Look at sea of theves as an example. For me yes I miss the getting up excited for buying or collecting a day one game but I can now enjoy it at 1 min past midnight along with thousands of others.
I feel the same way as him. Physical now and forever.
Yeah I agree with him. Digital distribution is a slippery slop. Not only do you not own the game but platform holders can take It off the storefront for any reason or edit or sensor it at any time.
People don’t remember when digital downloads first began they were five to $10 cheaper than retail because the company said they didn’t have the package it ship it etc. Fast forward in time same price as retail. What suckers companies love it. New gamers are big time suckers . Physical forever
As well we all should be. Digital is disposable, controlled and the ownership over it is one of the biggest lies in the modern world. In the future you will own nothing, and be convinced you're happy about it. Its just a long term rental that can expire at any moment. There a limits to physical media and preserving it but you can at least use it on your own terms.
We all are but good thing it's not going to happen.. ever. Well at least not in our lifetimes, people who think that only digital is just around the corner are fools.
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