The Lame XBL Video Announcement

am i the only one not excited about the new xbox live video offerings on the marketplace? it’s just a bunch of limited, over-priced, inconvenient movies and tv that you can record with your media center pc and watch on your xbox anyway.

and, you have to “buy” the tv shows? that’s the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard. sure, i’ll buy a full season on dvd without commercials. you know what? i get the whole season, in one big chunk for 1/2 the price of take-forever-piecemeal-downloaded versions on marketplace.

no. give us the tv shows for the 14-day period — with commercials — for free. that’s the way to do it. not this stupid pay-more-for-less crap.

oh, and speaking of asshats, wtf is wrong with sony? here’s their rebuttal:

PlayStation 3’s content is designed for everyone to enjoy right out of the box, no matter which configuration you purchase. We would never shut anyone out of the entertainment experience because they didn’t have the money to buy the top of the line system

i thought karraker was supposed to fix this shit!

look, man. i know you’re all excited about “fighting back,” but, make sense when you do. for the love of god — your “bargain” system is still $100 more expensive than your competitor’s top of the line system. you have absolutely no credibility to bag on anybody over price — ever. period.




6 comments so far

  1. jessie on

    You suck.

  2. Ben on


  3. Lord of Awesome on

    TV Shows are permanent.
    You can delete them and redownload them again at no cost just like XBLA Games.

    Movies last for 14 days until you view them, then there is a 24 hour viewing period in which you can watch the movie over and over again.

  4. m3mnoch on

    maybe i just wasn’t clear.

    i know what they are offering. not complaining about space. these are my beefs:

    1) the tv shows should be free (not $3) but with commercials and with the 14 days/24 hours viewing limitations like movies have.

    2) movies are too expensive. no marketing costs. no shelf space costs. there is no distribution overhead other than some bandwidth we’re already paying $50 a year for.

    i absolutely love digital distribution. anyone reading my shit knows that. this is just a huge issue i have with content being over priced. of course, i think itunes is stupid too. $1 a song? i can think of maybe a dozen songs worth a dollar. where the hell is the sense in paying $15 for 15 songs? especially in an environment geared towards the long tail?

    if they dropped the song prices down to $0.25 each? they’d sell 10 times as many with barely a whiff increase in distribution cost. why don’t they? because the riaa is stupid.

    i fucking hate the riaa.


  5. trevor on

    you’re arrogant.

  6. m3mnoch on

    yeah. i can get like that.


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