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What is the point of always online?


To protect publishers from used games sales and piracy.  

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Dr_McNoob wrote:

Beastingonu247 wrote:

What is the point of always online?


To protect publishers from used games sales and piracy.  


And to force you to buy a subscription to use the console at all.

 

I remember an interview where someone at Activiaion was saying the biggest mistake they made was letting people continue playing COD without paying a subscription fee.  They said everyone is so hooked now they can and should have charged waht-ever they wanted.

 

Seems Microsoft thought that was a great idea.

 

Nextbox motto will be "It only does COD"

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Finally, the structure of my question is that you would have to disprove every possible outcome to be correct and I would just have to have one that would likely be beneficial. That's statistically in my favor by quite a bit.


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Re: A good day to be an Xbox fanboy...

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What is the point of always online?


so Microsoft can watch you through the Kinect camera and present relevant ads 

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I used to be a Sega fan before they stopped making consoles and then switched over to Sony PlayStation. It would be nice if the Xbox brand went under and a Sega Dreamcast 2 came out. I can dream can't I?

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I don't have a huge problem with "always on" as long as it's done well.  It's surprising that anyone would try to defend it at this time though, with the high profile failure of Sim City in that regard.  I have to wonder if the next XBox was always online, would they still require payments for online services?  I would assume so, but still requiring it for non-subscribers to "check in."

 

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Phillyblunz wrote:

Dr_McNoob wrote:

Beastingonu247 wrote:

What is the point of always online?


To protect publishers from used games sales and piracy.  


And to force you to buy a subscription to use the console at all.

 

I remember an interview where someone at Activiaion was saying the biggest mistake they made was letting people continue playing COD without paying a subscription fee.  They said everyone is so hooked now they can and should have charged waht-ever they wanted.

 

Seems Microsoft thought that was a great idea.

 

Nextbox motto will be "It only does COD"


Thats what they WISHED..... its also the easiest way to alienate their customer base in a hurry. Remember, this is coming from a company that is known to "McDonaldize" games and a CEO/President that has made some pretty upsetting statements. Probably why he hasn't made any statements/interviews in a little over a year.

Keeping the investors/stock holders happy is all well and good so you can get a nice fat bonus and everyone can line their pockets... but at the expense of alienating their user base? Nah.... people may be stupid, but they're not THAT stupid. 

Sure, they may slap a subscription fee for COD.... and then what? their expectations wouldn't be met and the game is a total flop regardless of how well it sold overall.... then the next year, they continue keeping the game free and then its business as usual again making 10x more money in revenue than they spend in development.

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I used to be a Sega fan before they stopped making consoles and then switched over to Sony PlayStation. It would be nice if the Xbox brand went under and a Sega Dreamcast 2 came out. I can dream can't I?

                    

We all dream like that.... Im glad I still have 3 of them. 2 are still BNIB. Still can't find a copy of Shenmue2

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gR3yGh051 wrote:

Phillyblunz wrote:

Dr_McNoob wrote:

Beastingonu247 wrote:

What is the point of always online?


To protect publishers from used games sales and piracy.  


And to force you to buy a subscription to use the console at all.

 

I remember an interview where someone at Activiaion was saying the biggest mistake they made was letting people continue playing COD without paying a subscription fee.  They said everyone is so hooked now they can and should have charged waht-ever they wanted.

 

Seems Microsoft thought that was a great idea.

 

Nextbox motto will be "It only does COD"


Thats what they WISHED..... its also the easiest way to alienate their customer base in a hurry. Remember, this is coming from a company that is known to "McDonaldize" games and a CEO/President that has made some pretty upsetting statements. Probably why he hasn't made any statements/interviews in a little over a year.

Keeping the investors/stock holders happy is all well and good so you can get a nice fat bonus and everyone can line their pockets... but at the expense of alienating their user base? Nah.... people may be stupid, but they're not THAT stupid. 

Sure, they may slap a subscription fee for COD.... and then what? their expectations wouldn't be met and the game is a total flop regardless of how well it sold overall.... then the next year, they continue keeping the game free and then its business as usual again making 10x more money in revenue than they spend in development.


From what i have seen most COD players are like crack addicts, they dont see anything but the title, they will do anything and everything to get it.

 

COD never has lived up to expectations, except the expectation that nothing will change as far as graphics and gameplay.

 

At this point, just like with crack addicts once you get them hooked you jack the price, they have no choice but to pay.

 

Its why I stopped playing COD after COD 4, and why I am not a crack head.

 

Thats the thing here to, they say this in public and know they have no worry of losing their fan base, just like when Booby K was bashing PS3 and its users publicly, basically saying we deserve lower quality then xbox.

Everyone probably heard this guess what?  COD breaks sales records consistantly.

 

The only thing that happens later is the games see less play time as the realization its the same as last time sets in, I see people on my FL play the latest COD's for a couple weeks and move on, for previous versions it was more like months, soon people will be sick of them just days after purchase and yet will flock in droves to buy the next title on the promise of reliving the glory days of the earlier COD's mostly BO1 and COD4 IMO.

 

First ones free boys, go to town.

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Microsoft released a statement saying this guy doesn't represent the views of the company and we haven't made any statements about the console blah blah blah. Pretty much the cookiecutter explaination most were expecting. If anything, this has made me more curious to see what Microsoft will announce when they finally showcase their next console. I was very excited when the PS4 was announced and everything that's coming with it so far but I want to see how Microsoft responds.

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