But the question that keeps coming back is whether this is indeed a victory against a greedy controlling mega-corp, or a step backwards for console gaming. No doubt looking at other digital media brands, from iTunes to Netflix, to the PC gaming service Steam, Microsoft envisaged a future where games would go entirely digital; where consumers would be free from paying $60 for a physical disc and then losing money on its depreciated resale. Buried within the corporate talk were some genuinely promising ideas: Xbox One owners would be able to share their digital games with up to 10 friends all over the world; they would be able to sign in to their games library on any Xbox One system; there was the potential for an online exchange service where players would be able to sell on digital game purchases – without having to head to a store with a bundle of game discs and hoping for an OK price. Has the internet really won?
Nice of them to make a non traditional choice to model this electrolarynx. You know, it’s not just 65 year old emphysema patients who…
It’s not one of those voice box thingies?
Oh. Well then. Um…
Nice “Intelligent Noise Cut” feature there.