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Poll: Who thinks the consoles war is won by homebrew/backup games/etc?

Do you think that the consoles war is won by the first that can run homebrew/backup games/etc?

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#31 MikeChipshop

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:09

Nope. The price points on all consoles are to hight to even think about doing something warranty voiding. Not to mention those that actual homebrew are in the minority.




#32 B0mberman

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:28

I still miss homebrew so much. The PS1 days, PSP modding was so much fun!



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 14:43

Nope. The price points on all consoles are to hight to even think about doing something warranty voiding. Not to mention those that actual homebrew are in the minority.

 

 

I think if people could still play online and have a modded system they would. Firmware updates and online checks have killed a lot of piracy. Unless you want to buy one console to mod and another to play online, which I think some people do.

 

But even then, if you pirate a game you like and want to go online with, you'll have to go out and purchase a legit copy.



#34 Ironman273

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:35

Attributing Wii's success to homebrew is backwards.  Wii was successful before the homebrew appeared.  The hombrew came out just because it turned out it was easy to do.

 

What I think will be a win this time around are the apps available.  If it's true that the Xbox will be able to run certain Win8 apps I think you'll get a lot of cool apps available that will let you really expand on the system.



#35 Max Norris

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:43

My daughter enjoyed her Wii from day one, homebrew didn't enter into it at the time... granted, that experience got a lot better after I was able to add an external drive to get rid of the discs.  And yea Warwagon, it's absurdly easy to do, pretty much a no brainer.



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:45

Will it make people choose one console over another? No

 

Will it sell consoles based purely on how easy it is to do? Yes.

Dreamcasts, PS2s with swap tops, and original XBoxes are still prevalent today. I'm convinced the only reason people even bought the PSP was for homebrew. Hell, you wouldn't have so many banned XBox 360's if not for homebrew either.



#37 Max Norris

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:49

I'm convinced the only reason people even bought the PSP was for homebrew.

Heh only reason I picked up a few used original XBox's was for homebrew, specifically XBMC, don't think any games were ever played on any of them.



#38 Andrew G.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:53

Thread cleaned.

 

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#39 Lord Method Man

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 15:55

I guess Ouya must be flying off the shelves then huh?

 

/s

 

Seriously. It's a tiny minority of overall consumers that care/partake in console modding/hacking. It isn't enough to influence sales numbers either way.





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