XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.

Matthew Huff mhuff at ox.com
Fri Jan 27 09:08:27 CST 2012


>From what I've read, the XBOX 720 is still going to have traditional distribution but also including online purchasing (think Steam). The goal is to go with a key system to play the game. I think the idea you will be able to register the game via phone, or other means as well. However, their idea is to rid the world of the secondary market of used games.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Tykwinski [mailto:eric at truenet.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:25 AM
> To: nanog
> Subject: RE: XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.
> 
> That's the case, but yeah, definitely off-topic...
> http://www.gamestop.com/ps-vita/games/uncharted-golden-abyss-ps-
> vita/91436
> 
> Which would be on-topic, though.  If anyone knows of an OnLive box just
> to check out the bandwidth usage, I would be interested.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Eric Tykwinski
> TrueNet, Inc.
> P: 610-429-8300
> F: 610-429-3222
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: -Hammer- [mailto:bhmccie at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:21 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.
> 
> Now we are venturing OT but I thought the format was proprietary but
> you still had to get the content on the memory via the glorious
> Internet?
> Are you saying I can go to Gamestop and buy a stick with whatever game
> I'm looking for? Is that the plan?
> 
> -Hammer-
> 
> "I was a normal American nerd"
> -Jack Herer
> 
> 
> 
> On 1/27/2012 8:13 AM, Eric Tykwinski wrote:
> > The PS Vita still uses a proprietary memory card format, so it's not
> > just download only.
> > The best example of download only would be OnLive, which basically is
> > a game system that only delivers on demand games.
> >
> > IMHO, it's the market that will determine whether this is the right
> > choice in the long run.
> > It's a creative way to eliminate the used market and stop piracy, but
> > if the consumers don't join up like the PSP Go, it will eventually
> fail.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Eric Tykwinski
> > TrueNet, Inc.
> > P: 610-429-8300
> > F: 610-429-3222
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: -Hammer- [mailto:bhmccie at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:02 AM
> > To: nanog at nanog.org
> > Subject: Re: XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service.
> >
> > Here's your baseline: Sony Vita. They already tossed the UMD out with
> > the PSP-GO and that failed miserably. Now they are trying again to go
> > to digital only with the Vita. It's not the scale of PS3 or XBOX360
> > but it may be a good way to gauge the potential success of the
> concept.
> >
> > -Hammer-
> >
> > "I was a normal American nerd"
> > -Jack Herer
> >
> >
> >
> > On 1/27/2012 7:34 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> >> It's already done on a similar scale when apple releases new
> software
> >> for
> > their mobile devices.
> >> Just don't do it if you are on a low cap plan (eg: mobile, satellite
> etc).
> > Caps will be the new market discriminator IMHO.
> >> Jared Mauch
> >>
> >> On Jan 27, 2012, at 3:35 AM, Tei<oscar.vives at gmail.com>   wrote:
> >>
> >>> Can internet in USA support that?   Call of Duty 15 releases may
> 2014
> >>> and 30 million gamers start downloading a 20 GB files.  Would the
> >>> internet collapse like a house of cards?.
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 




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