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jfox43921
jfox43921

first time watching and listening to your cast I really liked it you gained a fan here :) I wish there was a like button. 

jfox43921
jfox43921

wish there was a like button first time watching and listening really liked your cast you gained a viewer here. 

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

I want to play this game.  I feel like it will have a good story line.


lilj2626
lilj2626

hope it use Anvil ENGINE n is n 3D

mwu_fraga
mwu_fraga

That Hitman poster badly needs a frame. @_@

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

I generally avoid getting games new when they use an Online Pass (I sometimes get them once they're very cheap like £10) so required online verification although better than AODRM would still be more than enough to put me off a console.

PC is a bit different because the games are generally cheaper and I usually have much more control over them like If I feel like it, I can "at least theoretically" try before I buy, without risking my machine getting bricked, some times install mods to extend them and as I upgrade my PC, my games can get a new lease of life (better graphics, higher frame rates and so on).

Having said that even with PC I now more often wait for them to go cheap because many have steamworks integration or some other form of intrusive DRM.

PS: I feel that it's greed that's damaging the games industry, not the pre-owned market.


Adavanter
Adavanter

This was a very interesting talk. If 720 did go the steam route I wouldn't mind that. If you have to be online to play a single player game... They've lost me.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Thanks for a really good show with some great discussion.  It was great to watch. :) However, the guests were slightly harder to hear, so maybe there needs to be a little sound adjustment? Maybe they weren't close enough to the microphones.  Anyway...

I found the different perspectives on next-gen, DRM and store-front curation particularly interesting.  I'm intrigued to see how things will actually develop over the next couple of years in terms of how we access our games.

Having the ability to buy games through different websites tied to something like the Steam store seems like such an obvious thing, although it raises the question of a conflict of interest for things like game review sites, and whether you could maintain impartiality if you are also selling games to your readers?  Still, an intriguing idea.

I share the feeling that this will be the last major console generation as technology in other areas progresses, particularly the functionality of smart TVs.

pozium
pozium

For the always-on Xbox, I think it would come with that functionality, but it would depend on the game company to make use of that potential. Their games would probably require one-time internet connection to verify, but I doubt MS would be stupid enough to make the console to stop functionality after 3 minutes of no-internet

The problem with MS and the Next Xbox is that they have no PR. They should have been in contact with their fans to quell rumors and verify some things (just like Sony did). It seems like they've become too proud in a way and its likely to bite them in the ass just like with Sony and the PS3

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

A problem I have is the issue of "well the Publisher put the DRM on it, not us". That's a pretty easy way to pass the blame while still creating a scenario of Always-Online.

It should be a rule of games that if it has Single Player it can be played offline.

pozium
pozium

@Joeguy00 I agree. And personally, I play mostly single-player games cos I'm not ALWAYS connected and thats why if the NextBox has always-on internet (no matter the type), I'm not interested. I don't mind the once-in-a-while internet connection to verify my games, but for the game to fully require constant internet connection to play, I don't like it.

My current internet connection plays Youtube videos at 480p (most of the time) and while doing that, I can't download at up to 100Kb/s. When not playing any videos online, My download speed can reach 200-400Kb/s. It isn't bad, but not very good. If a game requires always-on internet, Lag must happen whether its in the game, or playing youtube videos, or downloading with my pc. So, even though I'm mostly always on-line, an always on console won't be worth it