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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Todd H, Jul 24, 2003.
Has anybody else seen this?
The DivX model will not work for video games.
I didn't get into the details but it basically sounds like a PC built exclusively for gaming. Who are they selling this thing to? It's unlikely to be powerful enough to satisfy hardcore pc gamers and it can't possibly compete with consoles which are dirt cheap.
The premise is that some people would rather pay for games via service with them keeping your hard drive (which you are locked out of as far as direct access goes) up to date with games for a certain fee. You pay a flat subscription rate, and a per-game fee also. You stop paying for a game, it is deleted off your 'console'. They may stop offering a game at any time they want.
This is old news, but yeah it's a bad idea. It's like AOL mixed with DivX.
I believe it will bomb.
The shape of it almost reminds me of the old Panasonic 3D0
The great thing is that when it bombs (not if), we'll be able to get them for super-cheap and turn them into little websurfing stations or servers or what-not.
People are not ready for this type of thing yet but the pressure seems to be on to get all things to go this way. Eventually we will all be downloading our movies and games if the powers that be get their way.