Xbox (in Off-topic)


QBJohnnywas November 12 2009 8:52 AM EST

http://www.pcworld.com/article/182010/microsoft_bans_up_to_one_million_users_from_xbox_live.html

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 12 2009 9:16 AM EST

Eh, it's within their rights to do such a thing so I'm cool with it. But the pirates will be back anyway since game prices are stupidly high. (For their content.)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 12 2009 9:41 AM EST

Hehehehe.

Society (I know this is going to generate some response!) again showing what lengths folk will go to to not fork out for overpriced 'media'.

;)

There will be more than the single poster on that blog that will be determined to pay for a new XBox 360 every now and again, rather than shell out for full price games.

Not having an XBox Live account, has MS started following iTunes and gaming services like Steam and offered selling XBox games for download instead? At a reduced cost of course.

If not, maybe they should...

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 November 12 2009 10:50 AM EST

Ah, the benefits of PC :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 12 2009 10:56 AM EST

Ahhhh, Steam. The only place where I don't mind buying games. It's fast, simple and they have awesome promotions all the time. Plus, their prices are reasonable.

What's better is that they will be able to offer even lower prices as their client base grows. Appropriate prices. I for one know that I'll pirate less than now if we ever get what we pay for consistently.

PC's rock.

Demigod November 12 2009 10:58 AM EST

I pirate 360 games, but I have a valid excuse. My computer's video card is too old to pirate PC games. ;)

On a more serious note, you won't see me complain if I ever get banned from Live (I don't have a Gold account anyway, as I haven't even touched the 360 in about a month).

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 November 12 2009 10:59 AM EST

I don't know Ash, there are only three or four games I've ever purchased and been glad that I did so rather than pirate them...the days of worthwhile games are a ways off :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 12 2009 11:05 AM EST

Steam? too expensive.

adampurkis November 12 2009 11:11 AM EST

they did this on the original xbox too, i remember getting banned on there as i bought my console in asia. my un-modded 360 should be fine though
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