quote: Corporations exist to make money. Government's should not.
quote: I love how corporate sympathizers love shove the "don't buy it" argument in the face of consumers, while attacking government for the exact same behavior that corporations exhibit (money grabbing) while ignoring their own cardinal rule that they impose on consumers: if you don't like it, don't buy(in this case, do business).
quote: How is the rumored Xbox 720 software distribution model any different than the current Steam model?
quote: They rely on retailers to sell their consoles, games, PCs, software, mice, keyboards, etc. If they piss off retailers too much they'll stop pushing Microsoft products. If they do this, Microsoft would likely need to sell everything themselves (hardware and software) or come up with other retail alliances.
quote: Yes because being tied to your Xbox Live ID will do that because you can only log in on one console otherwise you need to buy another console.
quote: Well for 1, it ties the game to a specific console, not a specific account.
quote: Btw, Steam never offers discounts on brand new AAA games.