52. "which is why the music industry loves spotify/rdio/pandora so much" In response to In response to 51
because it's making lots of people lots of money.
irl, it's not making anyone any money, and so they don't like it. on the other hand, netflix is making the video industry tons of money because they'll pay for old content, so they love it.
Steam uses DRM too -- I don't want to hear about innovative business models unless the person saying it is offering a game for download entirely DRM free. then I'll listen to what they're saying, I may not agree, but I will listen.
"What makes that different for Xbox?"
what makes something I know absolutely zero things about different? the only way I would try to discuss something like this is if I were whoring for clicks -- more about that later
Bioshock Infinite isn't about targeting any different type of gamer. It's a single player game, that's not new. I haven't thought about XCOM in 20 years so I don't know or care why that's relevant here.
"As for the internet distribution, here's an opinion piece that just came out yesterday on why it doesn't make sense to do this at this point in time (if ever):"
As for the internet distribution, here's an opinion piece that just came out yesterday about things that no one knows for sure and speculates wildly then argues based on that speculation so people will click on it.
I don't say that because of the source, I say that because I am philosophically opposed to having opinion based on things you don't know anything about.