1. There’s a panda.
2. There’s a frog-ninja.
Why is no one on my feed talking about Inafune’s kickstarter?
THE MAN IS MAKING A NEW GODDAMN MEGA MAN!
Or in this case Mega No. 9
He’s even got devs who have experience making MEGA MAN!
My love for this man and his creations is rivaled by few.
So the Xbox One (henceforth known as the X1) was unveiled yesterday. The PS4 was revealed back in February. We can now speculate until our eyes bleed and our anus’ unleash our insides.
I’m waiting until E3 and the reveal of actual games for the X1 before I pass final judgment, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t say something today.
I’m becoming less and less of a fan of Microsoft’s service. Sure the infrastructure of XBox Live is nice, and is secure and kept up enough to warrant the current price, but with Sony giving away games with their pay-service I can’t really justify paying for XBL anymore. Look at all the ad’s! What does my money pay for?
These are old gripes renewed by the services Microsoft plans to use with the X1. I don’t mind having my systems online all the time, they already are, but I don’t want to be required to have it online. The restrictions on used games bothers me from a personal and professional standpoint (at least now we know why EA did away with their $10 online passes).
Personally, I like used games. I love being able to pick up a game for about $10 less than a new one. Sure the dev and pub don’t see any of the money from that sale, but if the game is good enough I’ll drop a dime or two on DLC, or if needed I’ll plop down some cash for an Online Pass (I never saw these as a bad thing). I know that might seem contradictory, but what happens when I want to borrow a friends game? What if I just play half of it and find I dislike what I’ve played? (This has happened to me before.) I don’t want to pay for the game I’m borrowing just because MS decided that “hey, every game needs to install to the HD and play off the HD, the disc is non-essential.”
Professionally, I work in the used games business. So seeing how MS is restricting used game use is obviously a detriment. Used games haven’t been eliminated, but think of how little you’ll get for your games now (and you thought GameStop was ripping you off before, HA). Sure, they’ll be cheaper to purchase, but you’ll still have to pay that fee through the service to use it.
The way the X1 has been set up (based on the little that we know) it feels too much like a PC for me. I’m a console boy, always have been and always will be. I want to share games, I want to get rid of my no-longer-played games for new ones and not pay a lot out of pocket,
With all that being said I am still a fan of video games, and I’m very excited to see what types of games will be available for the upcoming systems. The age of exclusives is over (unless you’re Nintendo, then you can just keep on keeping on) so having both systems will be unnecessary. (I’m sure I’ll still own both at some point, like 3 years from now.)
As of right now, this very instant, Microsoft’s offerings, from a service standpoint, don’t appeal to me. The X1 is simply not for me.