[citation][nom]southernshark[/nom]I hope it does not have a BD player. That technology is such crap.Just put a SD card slot on it. They could put games on those. Let the spinning disk die!!!![/citation]
LOTS of people are still buying BD Movies and even DVD movies from the bargain bins. If any company wants to be the all inclusive media center of your home (games, movies, music, web...) they can't do away with the disc format.
And while I agree, I wish that games would move to SD Cards, they are still more expensive than a disc, and harder to copyright preventing pirating.
We'll get there some day, it is not that day.
As for the always-on internet connection - yeah, that's crap. If I buy the game, I should be able to play it whenever, where ever I want.
In my opinion, a little piracy is actually good for business. I don't do a lot of gaming, so occasionally I have downloaded a game rather than purchasing it. The idea here being, if I didn't download it, I simply wouldn't have played it at all.
After having played the game and liked it, I have purchased the sequel to said game, which gave the developer money from me they normally wouldn't have gotten if I hadn't pirated the first one.
Same goes for music. I now am being good and purchase all my music from Amazon MP3 (even still buy a CD from time to time) - but back in the day, I used to pirate a couple songs from an album, and if I liked them, I would go out and buy the CD. Had I never pirated those first couple songs, I would not have known I liked it and purchased the CD.
Now pirating something that you KNOW you want, just because you are too cheap to pay for it - well that's wrong. But I use pirating like a testing bed, then I pay for what I like later, and delete what I didn't like.