1FluttershyGuyThu 7th Feb 2013 Hi there. I know I'm not on much. I don't spend much time on message boards these days. I thought I'd post about something I was thinking about, though. I know a lot of it is a matter of opinion, but there's a LOT going on with gaming here in the year 2013 that I REALLY dislike. I could make a list, but it's only a matter of opinion, and some opinions might tick some of you off. So, I'll skip that tirade. However, one thing I imagine a lot of you might agree would be quite the crock of you-know-what is what is rumored for the next Xbox: Constant Internet connection being required to play games on it. I know, it's about eliminating used game sales, and thus creating more profit for game makers, but it stinks on a number of levels. Such as the fact that not everybody even has access to Internet that is always on. I could go on and on about the reasons online-only would be a lousy thing to do to gamers, but I'll get to the point of this topic. Are any of you disgusted enough with the various facets of modern day gaming that you've considered going retro-only? What I mean by that is solely buying past game systems and the games for them. I'm not to that point YET, but there's so much I'm displeased with from first and third parties alike that it's a very real future possibility if things continue on the same course. Something someone said in a video discussing this rumor about the next Xbox made me think about it. I don't remember the quote, but his point was that that the only thing that speaks to game makers is money. You can make petitions, and gripe all you like online. At the end of the day, however, it means nothing if you buy their product, and they see that they can get away with things like DRM, and DLC abuse. So, things continue as they are, I can see myself evolving (devolving? ) into a retro-only gamer. Anybody else feel this way? Brony since 7/28/11 Fluttershy is best pony!!! "Once Upon a Time" fan, and Evil Regal. Lana Parrilla is sexiest woman alive! FluttershyGuy on Nintendo Network. 3DS Friend Code 5241-1915-3356.