Re: Games and all things related
I actually a bit more interested to see how the "necessary internet connection" plays out. The internet is still not a ubiquitous thing nor consistently reliable. Such a requirement seems a bit optimistic. I generally do all my gaming offline and haven't even bothered hooking up the 360 to the interwebs. If there are drawbacks to this set up, I'll be more inclined to invest in computer gaming (as many opinions around here have suggested to be the better route).
I also wonder how lack of resale will affect game sales and prices. Without the ability to resale, would we expect games to come down from the original price anywhere near as quickly? There are few games I have generally considered $60+ in value and depending on the title have waited for sales or bought used. I agree with Servo that I'd be more inclined to take a flyer on a game I know little about at the $15 price rather than $30-40 of discounted "new" games.
Especially when online sales of older games range in the $2-10 range.
It's amazing to me that, unlike in the real world, people on the internet will wear "everyone thinks I'm a moron" as a badge of honour.