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NATO said:
monocle_layton said:

don't see what the fuss is all about. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd be pretty bummed if I got a console and literally had no games available to play. 

Always a mad crazy when someone gets a coveted item early, even if it's useless in the received state.

I remember people buying PS4 games and accessories before the console was even out and going crazy over it, people getting phones early, consoles early, handhelds early, games early, the internet goes nots for it no matter what.

Take the ps4 slim, some people went crazy trying to buy one off the guy that had them, JUST so they could show it off early even though it's in no way different from a standard console in any worthwhile way.

As it stands, if the dude takes it online, he can pretty much say goodbye to his consoles online capability, if he doesn't he can't buy anything to run on it or play online, or update anything, so all he really has is the ability to show off the unboxing and UI, he COULD have made a nice tidy sum of cash by posting that himself and monetizing it, but instead some random site i have never even heard of until today swoops in, gets the "exclusive" and will no doubt make quite a tidy sum off of the back of someone else receiving the console early.

Sometimes I think the games industry and the media that covers it has lost it's collective mind.

How so, if you don't mind me asking?



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SuperNova said:
NATO said:

Always a mad crazy when someone gets a coveted item early, even if it's useless in the received state.

I remember people buying PS4 games and accessories before the console was even out and going crazy over it, people getting phones early, consoles early, handhelds early, games early, the internet goes nots for it no matter what.

Take the ps4 slim, some people went crazy trying to buy one off the guy that had them, JUST so they could show it off early even though it's in no way different from a standard console in any worthwhile way.

As it stands, if the dude takes it online, he can pretty much say goodbye to his consoles online capability, if he doesn't he can't buy anything to run on it or play online, or update anything, so all he really has is the ability to show off the unboxing and UI, he COULD have made a nice tidy sum of cash by posting that himself and monetizing it, but instead some random site i have never even heard of until today swoops in, gets the "exclusive" and will no doubt make quite a tidy sum off of the back of someone else receiving the console early.

Sometimes I think the games industry and the media that covers it has lost it's collective mind.

How so, if you don't mind me asking?

People who played Pokemon early on 3DS got banned, under the gaize of "banning pirates playing it early" the thing is, a bunch of people (including the ones who eventually dumped the cart and put it online) had got it early either because of retailer mistakes or just blind luck of walking into a store and an employee not being on the ball.

If they'll ban people for playing a game early, chances are it isn't a far stretch to imagine them banning a person playing their newest console 2 weeks early either.



This was super awesome. I've been really excited for the switch, it even managed to pull me away from my FFXIV addiction.

I'm the result of someone exclusively playing Final Fantasy XI from the PS2 release till 2010, and only stopping for small bouts of catch up. 

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NATO said:
SuperNova said:

How so, if you don't mind me asking?

People who played Pokemon early on 3DS got banned, under the gaize of "banning pirates playing it early" the thing is, a bunch of people (including the ones who eventually dumped the cart and put it online) had got it early either because of retailer mistakes or just blind luck of walking into a store and an employee not being on the ball.

If they'll ban people for playing a game early, chances are it isn't a far stretch to imagine them banning a person playing their newest console 2 weeks early either.

I highly doubt he would get banned.  A game connecting online early is a sign of potential piracy, hence the ban, whether you agree with it or not.  Not so much here.  It's much more likely one of the online functions would work really, the servers and services likely won't properly go live until much closer to zero hour.



Nuvendil said:

I highly doubt he would get banned.  A game connecting online early is a sign of potential piracy, hence the ban, whether you agree with it or not.  Not so much here.  It's much more likely one of the online functions would work really, the servers and services likely won't properly go live until much closer to zero hour.

Would YOU risk it?



NATO said:
Nuvendil said:

I highly doubt he would get banned.  A game connecting online early is a sign of potential piracy, hence the ban, whether you agree with it or not.  Not so much here.  It's much more likely one of the online functions would work really, the servers and services likely won't properly go live until much closer to zero hour.

Would YOU risk it?

He made the right choice. 



I'm the result of someone exclusively playing Final Fantasy XI from the PS2 release till 2010, and only stopping for small bouts of catch up. 

3DS Friend Code: Tate - Uh.. stuff happened... I need to get a new 3DS 

Switch FC: SW-3272-7705-6029

If you add me, please let me know so I can add you back. =D

FFXI Character: Formally Tatewaki of Cerberus, Now Arngrim Of Sylph.  Retired forever. ; ;

FFXIV Character: Tate Raken of Hyperion

All time favorite game: Chrono Trigger. 

All time favorite Manga: One piece... Followed by Ranma 1/2. 

I wonder why out of the box Nintendo products always feel amazing, lol.

NATO said:
Nuvendil said:

I highly doubt he would get banned.  A game connecting online early is a sign of potential piracy, hence the ban, whether you agree with it or not.  Not so much here.  It's much more likely one of the online functions would work really, the servers and services likely won't properly go live until much closer to zero hour.

Would YOU risk it?

Obviously not, but mainly because even if it is a 1% risk, it outweighs the potential benefit because there *is none* :P



Ultrashroomz said:
How the hell did the vendor or whatever mess this order up? xD

They send the Press versions of the console early.... Im assumeing someone mistook him for a press member, or someone allowed to get a unit sent early.



Predictions (from jan 2017):
This year PS4slims hit 199$ during the holidays.
This year PS4 sales go over 18,5m.

Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

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Soundwave said:

Nah the waiting for a long period without games will just get him used to owning a Nintendo system.

 

 

 


/joking, don't freak out.

I laughed!



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