I find it hilarious how Xbox One was justifiably criticised for telling customers that their consoles had to always be online to play games (of course...

I find it hilarious how Xbox One was justifiably criticised for telling customers that their consoles had to always be online to play games (of course, as a form of more control) - yet, you now have a world where people pay monthly to play games they don't actually own and have to have their consoles always online in order to play them. You're all walking the same plank you said you wouldn't - all of which is slowly pulling off what MS was trying to do back then - to gain full control over what you own, and how you play them - but in a slower, more subtle way. My what a difference some years makes.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    speak for yourself, gay

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft: you will own nothing, and be happy.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We haven't owned our games since steam released
    Its too late to complain now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/9fq20q9.jpg

      I find it hilarious how Xbox One was justifiably criticised for telling customers that their consoles had to always be online to play games (of course, as a form of more control) - yet, you now have a world where people pay monthly to play games they don't actually own and have to have their consoles always online in order to play them. You're all walking the same plank you said you wouldn't - all of which is slowly pulling off what MS was trying to do back then - to gain full control over what you own, and how you play them - but in a slower, more subtle way. My what a difference some years makes.

      I never supported this gay shit, i have all the right to complain. You nignogs ruined gaming for me and i hope you all suffer slowly for it.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Consoles themselves are dying. Most of these games can still be purchased and de-DRM'd (if there's any). I worry more about publishers. The encroachment of online systems in single-player titles and death of server hosting is a more imminent threat to preservation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There will be a future, where, once a monopoly-like system is reached - prices will rise to cover the initial losses (like Netflix) and accounts will be address/region controlled (like Netflix). Enjoy the little seductive taste you're getting now, because the true intentions of it will rear it's ugly head when it's too late. You knew it here first.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Netflix is dying due to competition from the commodification of video streaming. I'm not sure I see rapid vidya consolidation happening in the medium term. The scenario I see is eventually game streaming may get "figured out". Once they can get the literal game off open platforms, it's impossible to preserve. I thought this was going to happen now with Stadia.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      themselves are dying
      I will save never let this happen!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Switch is the fifth best selling console of all time and will be the third by the year's end
      The PS5 and the Series S/X have been hit by chip shortage yet still pulling numbers
      How are consoles dying?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because PC autists think everyone is as keen to sit at a computer 16 hours a day as they are

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't own the games i rented from block buster either.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don Mattrick was right. The digital market is three times bigger than the physical one, more and more games have a check drm or are live service, despite everything and prices have gone up.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >yet, you now have a world where people pay monthly to play games they don't actually own and have to have their consoles always online in order to play them.
    The act of garden gnomeing is nothing but insidious, people stalward in their conviction will sooner or later be revealed to be few in number as those who wish to charge you up the ass will sweeten the deal enough for the weak willed to give in, by the time the other shoe drops they'll accept it as normal.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem with it at the time was there was no legitimate reason for the fucking thing to do that - it was just "we'll have your console check in online or fuck you" no matter what you did with it.
    Not a real fan of gamepass, but it's not like they're gonna mail you all that shit like gamefly or something. Would you use it if they did?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The reason was "you can share your library with your family" or "you don't need the disk". However, it was the higher price, the Kinect and the lower power that definitely kill them. 1 mistake is acceptable, but not so many, see Sony taking advantage of it by introducing paid online and no one complained

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >see Sony taking advantage of it by introducing paid online and no one complained
        This was the most mindboggling thing i've seen, sonyfags could have stopped it but they were too busy doing victory laps because of an act of corporate trolling. Fast forward a couple of year and they are weeping that Gravity Rush 2 mp servers are shutting down despite the fact they are paying a subscription which allegedly would "maintain multiplayer servers up" and still other sony fanboys didnt come to their aid to prevent it from happening to their favorite games.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          could have stopped
          All my protesting didn't stop it. I remember everyone being pissed about it. I held out until 2016 when Overwatch came out and ever since role queue was added i stopped being a subscriber. Same thing happened to Nintendo.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >2013
      Where did the time go?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        2 years of a pandemic will fast forward it a bit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        right out the window

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah they tried it too early. It's almost 10 years since bone reveal and nowadays anything it tried to force is a norm

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the government forced them to do it, it was at the height of the prism program.
    you can change platforms like a hermit crab but the cia will just take over any institution, google, reddit or duckduckgo never intended to become evil either.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes there are big downsides to relying on gamepass. But there are clear and obvious upside for the consumer as well. And people are comfortable with a subscription model. Part of the problem with XBone was that there was upside to that system for MS and game Publishers, but it was all downside for the consumer. So it just felt like a big corporate "fuck you."

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >PLEASE REMEMBER 2013 GUYS SONY IS DYING DO NOT REDEEM THE GAMEPASS
    Pathetic.
    I still do indeed hate it that everything, not just gamepass, seems to be a subscription nowadays, but that's not just microshaft's fault

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >yet, you now have a world where people pay monthly to play games they don't actually own
    Because it's optional and you can unsubscribe within 30 days max if you don't think the service is worth it.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >pay monthly to play games they don't actually own
    RENTING GAMES??? NOOOOO MY HOOARD!! I NEED A 460 GAMES LONG STEAM LIBRARY OF GAMES I'LL NEVER EVEN PLAY

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Doncuck wanted to lock the console to online only, price you 70 bucks a pop for digital games and have you set up an obligatory NSA spy cam to watch your every move. Literally the worst gaming CEO ever.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is the difference with today?
      >the most popular games are live service
      >many games have drm
      >digital games cost 70 dollars / 80 euros
      >there are two nextgen consoles without disc drive

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>the most popular games are live service
        what does that have to do with Microsoft and gamepass though? Live service games started getting big completely independently a long time ago with stuff like League, PuBG, Fortnite etc.
        Also, no standard edition digital game costs 80 euros on xbox, you're thinking of Playstatoin exclusives. But yeah, the fact that full price console games are 10 bucks more expensive than on PC is kind of bullshit, but again, what does that have to do with Microsoft in particular? Sony and Nintendo are doing the same thing.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was responding to the fact that donmatt wanted the console always online. Nowadays the most popular games have fundamental online components which therefore requires a constant online connection. So today few people have trouble keeping a console online all the time, it's the games themselves that push this. Anyway, even on Xbox nextgen games cost 80 euros, it's not something that MS can stop.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Anyway, even on Xbox nextgen games cost 80 euros, it's not something that MS can stop.
            I dunno, maybe I'm wrong as the only full price game I bought in the last 8 or so years was Elden Ring, but that cost 70 euros for the xbox series x version. I also don't think I remember seeing any games in their shop that are 80 euro unless it's some special edition crap.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every console platform has a subscription service, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo and they've had that for a very long time, long before the xbox one even. Back then these services just happened to be way worse than now with gamepass and PS+.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was just too ahead of it's time thinking.
    People already hated the xbox brand, and the slightly wrong marketing manovre put the xbox division into the ground.
    After that people just fall for the memes, with even playstation making jokes about how to share games on playstation with just handing them to another, and watch TV and so on.
    But our savior Phil is doing a great job in managing Xbox and resurrecting it. That man is an hero.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    REMINDER THAT SONY MADE GT 6 AN ALWAYS ONLINE GAME DESPITTE IT BEING A MAINLY SINGLE PLAYER GAME. YOU CANT EVEN SAVE IT IFNYOURE OFFLINE.

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