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I'd expect to see all these appear in the GameRoom not too long after that launches

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Not surprised, didn't understand how they expected to sell it when a PS3 is only £25 more

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Well if you're actually into the hacking/pirating/homebrew scene there is one thing you never ever do, and that's download a firmware update as soon as it comes out, so there's going to be very few people it actually catches out and those are the people who really dont know anything about hacking or homebrew but just got someone else to do it or looked on google as well as most likely lots of people who have not hacked their machine at all Truth is firmware updates always break a small number of consoles regardless of whats been done to them or even regardless of the console, as it is reflashing the system which is quite risky and any tiny piece of corrupted code can completely destroy a system so there are many things that can cause a brick not just 'TeH HAZZORZ!'

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@musicman-04 like resident evil? wait, what?

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I hope they can use the talents of Bungie to make solid gameplay and couple that with some of the balls out craziness that Capcom can deliver could make a really interesting and cool game. And hopefully it will have nothing to do with either Halo or Resident Evil, I want to see something completely new and unique

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Have seen a lot more Guitar Hero 5 adverts, also GH does have that name behind it as Rock Band in UK and Europe is kind of a sore subject with a lot of people thanks to EA deciding to gouge us with their initial pricing (which got slashed very very fast). Shame really as The Beatles Rock Band (and the Rock Band series in general) seems a much better game

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@Sharhan Wait, what? Nintendo ending up like Sega??? They have the 2 best selling games consoles in the world and are making a bunch of money on every unit sold. Both Sony and Microsoft have slashed their prices numerous times in order to compete with each other and have both been outsold by the Wii (which is more expensive than the 360 Arcade) almost every week. I know the Wii kind of sucks that there is no hardcore titles but quite simply Nintendo no longer care about us, there are far too many casual gamers with too much money for Nintendo to ever give a crap about us ever again

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#8 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

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How violent are we talking here? Like The Sims violent, or Call of Duty violent?

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If it includes Violence on the ESRB content rating.

I live in a country that doesn't use the ESRB for ratings so what constitutes as violence? Super Mario jumping on a goombas head could be considered violent
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#9 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

Even with games that use Steam are possible to pirate anyway. It is just a useless third party software in my eyes. I didn't say I couldn't afford an internet connection.

I just don't see why it should be used for every games that going to come out just for protection system. I do have a limit of Download and Upload. Every time I want to install something I will need to download it. Having to download every new games or just for the sake of reinstalling one I do already had paid would use my bandwith.

Sometimes it happens that my ISP change my IP. To do this they kick me out for a few seconds. So it will bother me for this also. Some people that use Wireless connection could also not like this system either since it is less stables.

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If a game uses the Steam servers for online play pirated versions of this game will not work online (OK there are some unofficial pirate servers which exist but that doesnt come with the anti-cheat stuff valve put on their servers) I use steam regularly on my Laptop which has wireless internet and a dynamic IP and have never had a problem with steam. If you mean your ISP sometimes take down yout Internet connection then Steam does go into Offline mode so this shouldn't be a problem. ISP download limits suck and there really is nothing we can do, however as digital distribution channels and things such as youtube and iPlayer get more popular ISP will be forced to abolish their download caps so hopefully in the future this will become a non-issue
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#10 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

I really do not see something like Steam a good solution. I got games that I did bought on there and somewhat don't like this at all. I have too launch Steam to play a game. So an internet connection is required. Not everyone can afford an internet connection

There's also that Steam is running when you play the game. That also slow down the computer with the use of the CPU. A lot's of stuffs I don't like about Steam. I only use it because I had great deals on games or else I won't buy there.

I also agree that the price of games are way too high. I don't approve pirating games for that matter. Steam made a test a while back with Left 4 Dead and did come to that conclusion also. They did cut the price for an amount of time and got way much more money this way. I think they should study the market again.

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Steam has an offline mode, yes this does require you to be connected to the internet once with steam but once it has authenticated your account you do not need to be connected. Also, steam is very low on system requirements itself so unless you have a very low end system then you will have no problems with steam, and if your CPU is that slow, then your not going to be able to play PC games anyway. The price I find on steam is MUCH lower than in any shop, however this may simply be because I live in the UK, where most companies love to screw as much money as possible out of us but Steam just uses an exchange rate from dollars which usually works out significantly cheaper. OK Steam may not be perfect but I consider it eeasily the best all round solution as being realistic we can't say lets ban all DRM