Wish I was making even $50k..
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There is no distinction between DLC and On-Disc content, they are both different. On-Disc 'DLC' should be boycotted completely, only a matter of time before developers push 'half' the game for $60 ~ the rest of the on-disc content for another $60 for the 'complete' game. The greed in the gaming industry has to stop, first it was Piracy...then Used Games and now on-disc DLC.
Case and Point; Piracy has been confirmed to have no impact on the sales of games, also used games has no impact of the sales of games either. Both concepts are used by big name companies to increase the bottom line, and you know with the rule 101 of economics is? Make Money. Which also means, even if you block used games, and create a system that totally prevents piracy, these companies wouldn't necessarily be better off, if anything it could actually push prices up once they realize they are not making as much money as they think they would, after all...prices always go up.
I'm guessing this rumor will actually turn out to be true, you know why? I just ran into this on PSN in the past 10 minutes. I was playing White Knight Chronicles 2 and was going to access geonet and I couldn't because it now requires a license and guess what..its restricted to 1PSN account per game, even though I bought the original WKC new (which at the time didn't require a license) but I got the second one used, so even if I wanted to play the original WKC online I would still have to pay an extra $10 to buy a license to play online, and it would still be restricted to one account so if any other family members would want to play...$10+ per family member ~ Talk about nickel and diming at it's best. And people, actually support the banning of used games? Wake up people, you guys are insane.
What about fixing the current game? Everyone knows it is the most unstable game in existence, crashes on dime for everyone. I was 'attempting' to play it again with the latest patches to see if it was fixed, boy was I wrong ~ it is still a major crashfest.
After taking a walk and thinking about this more carefully, if anything this is more worse than you guys think if this turns out to be true. First off, used systems will also become a thing of the past. You would no longer be able to trade in systems; all the games you 'purchased' would have to be dumped into the trash and recycled. Essentially, the games industry wants to 'rent' you games; so you don't technically own them anymore. Secondly, the prices on games will not go down after time anymore either, retailers just couldn't afford to lower the prices as sales would generally be much lower. Also because consumers would be buying less, they would also become much much more picky in buying games after all, any games you paid for...you would be stuck with them so if you decided you didn't like the game then its just too bad. Let's not even talk about filler games, the sales on non-mainstream games would completely disappear after all, how many people will take the chance on paying $60 for no-name games; being a video game reviewer in these times will be a rough job..
Welcome to Gaming in 2016 (parody) Steve: Man, you just bought Uncharted 4? How could you afford that? Paul: Yeah it was like $150?...yeah I had to sell off some of my original PS4 duplicates since they banned used games. Steve: Shame several years ago you could have got that used for like $60. Paul: 'laughs' not including the DLC right..what a con right? Steve: Too true, what are you into these days? Paul: I'm into modding these days, just can't afford to keep up with the price of new games, I got a family now but still, gaming is in my blood. Steve: I'll stick with my old school systems and used games Paul: Anyway, I better go join the online queue to activate this game, cya around. Steve: I'll call you in..what 4 hours? That's roughly the time to activate these days right?
Then I guess I will be dropping my support for Sony then. If it isn't the argument about Piracy hurting the bottom line, now its all about used games, enough is enough. Full price of games is already too high, so most people can't afford to go out and spend $60+ a pop a week, and is assuming one decent game comes out which is 'actually' worth the money. Looking back in recent gaming history, there really isn't 'that' many games which are truly worth the money. Also, many stores around the world rely on the sales of used games to even exist, look at Gamestop for instance, without used sales they could even potentially go out of business meaning a huge amount of 'more' unemployed people. The only true outcome I can see if developers start blocking used games is more and more people will look to modders, more people will start pirating; that's simple cause and effect unless they significantly lower the price on games...and everyone here knows hell will freeze over before that happens...if anything, they'll hike the prices.