No More DRM

Posted by JID on June 19, 2013, 4:13 p.m.


firestormx 10 years, 3 months ago

This was one of the major things that was still holding me back from saying "guys, xbox isn't as bad as everyone makes it sound".

The reasons behind their choices make a bit of sense, as far as how they were hoping to shape the game industry. An xbox engineer went on 4chan (/b/ too, I think, not /g/) and explained some interesting stuff. Here's an article with the quotes:

I agree with xbox's attempts to be more of a steam-style platform, and force the cost of buying games downwards, and I hope that's how the market goes. I'm a Sony fan, though, so if I were to get a console, I'd go PS4 hands down. Most xbox "exclusives" go to the PC eventually anyway.

JuurianChi 10 years, 3 months ago

Well, that's some good news for Xbox fans.

At this point I'm back to not giving a shit about what any of the Top Three Hardware Developers are doing.

KaBob799 10 years, 3 months ago

Now I'll probably get one 2 years after launch instead of 5 years

JID 10 years, 3 months ago

Most xbox "exclusives" go to the PC eventually anyway.
I got my gaming PC two days ago and I can run everything on max settings now, but I'd rather go xbox for online gaming than PS4.

Though I'd probably buy a PS4 a little further down the line anyway.

Ferret 10 years, 3 months ago

I'm excited.
I'm concerned. So much backtracking for something they have been trying to promote so strongly. Definitely good for the people, this is a victory in consumer rights. However my faith is shaken, and I'm sure others are too. I almost feel like we need another E3 confrence from them since almost everything they've been pushing is now gone along with the DRM. Needs details.

Unaligned 10 years, 3 months ago

Quote: Juurian
At this point I'm back to not giving a shit about what any of the Top Three Hardware Developers are doing.

Eva unit-01 10 years, 3 months ago

I only wish what FSX said about exclusives going PC was true. Fact is, most of them do indeed stay to their console. Halo CE and Halo 2 are on PC, but not all the others like I had hoped, same goes with the first Gears of War.

I'm still sticking with last gen (current gen) and PC for the next 4-5 years. But yayyy, Microsoft must have put their ears on for the first time!

I also like that they're pulling a Playstation Plus with the two free games a month thing, let's just hope they don't rip people by giving away shitty free games like PS Plus often does.

So far so good.

PS: The newest Xbox 360 model is on One… get it? It looks like shit.

LAR Games 10 years, 3 months ago

Well, this makes choosing the next console I own something I actually have to think about now.

Moikle 10 years, 3 months ago

Ferret is back! :D

JuurianChi 10 years, 3 months ago

Wrong Blog, mate.