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I can't stand the idea of digital distribution for console gaming, something I've come to value as a solid and self-contained format. Hopefully it won't come true but if it happens I guess you can't fight change.



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At its current stage, xboxlive is great for *renting* movies. It does not matter if you have a 20g hdd, because once you view the movie you can delete it. My only problem is there seems to be less movies avail in highdef at the moment than say 3 months ago.

 

Come on MS, more High Def plz!



The idea that MS is the big winner in digital distribution isn't really a big deal. Sony can do the same if it needs to and its got the rights to its own movies to just make available for download....

This whole idea that they want both formats to lose is a bit too much 'conspiracy theory' for me when they released a 360 specific HD DVD player and tried to support the format.



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ckmlb said:
The idea that MS is the big winner in digital distribution isn't really a big deal. Sony can do the same if it needs to and its got the rights to its own movies to just make available for download....

This whole idea that they want both formats to lose is a bit too much 'conspiracy theory' for me when they released a 360 specific HD DVD player and tried to support the format.

True, these are actually good convincing conspiracy theories, however there are too many of these theories that all sound equally convincing to what degree they can be merited which somewhat negates the individual likely hood of any one being more likely or valid than another. Methinks we fans gives the masterminds behind the companies too much credit in assuming there is anything in the way of any actual tangible long term scheme or game plan for market domination.