posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 11:26 PM
If the rumors about the next gen Xbox prove to be true ( always live DRM model ) - then I think I will end up jumping ship from the Microsoft
Franchise. I've been an Xbox owner since the first week they came out, and got a 360 ( Yes, one of those early models with the RROD power supply
problem that Microsoft took a year to acknowledge and deal with. ). All in all Microsoft has gotten my money for 3 original Xbox's and 3 360's.
In all of that time ( If my memory is working right, about a decade at this point, since my first Xbox system - maybe even a year or two longer than
that ) I have purchased exactly ONE used game. For me the used games never seemed like a value. I checked, several times, when new games were released
- to see if used was an option and found that the savings were only a few dollars. I grew up poor and always had second use items, so maybe I have a
slight chip on my shoulder about it... but I am also frugal to a degree. If the used games had been cheaper than just a few bucks off of original
purchase price, I'd have probably gone that route. As it happens, I just payed the extra couple of dollars for the thrill of that new game smell and
the fun of breaking the plastic ( and knowing that I was getting an unscratched disc and all of the literature included ).
I've been keeping up pretty well with both the Durango ( code name for the new Xbox ) and the PS4 and I am pretty convinced the Sony will not go with
a live DRM model - IE the games will not require a live Internet connection to play. Whereas Microsoft has pretty much been nailed on their intentions
( though they might buckle if the negative backlash is strong enough early on ). I will opt for whichever system doesn't go with a live DRM model.
If both use live DRM? Then I'll be that guy running into Game Stop asking if they still carry refurbed 360's every time my system dies.
2/16/13 by Hefficide because: clarity