In a rumor which has flooded many games news sites (here's the link on ign) today, I was wondering what my fellow Canadian gamers think of this news.
Personally, if (and yes I know this is just a rumor) Microsoft chooses to go in this direction, I will absolutely not being heading out at all - to ever - buy this new system of theirs. For me it's a deal breaker in the truest sense. Not only have I purchased the most amount of games for this system (many of which I consider real classics, that I would love to return to from time to time in the future) but I love to physically own something I pay >$50 for... I've bought many games through the arcade over the years, but I enjoy physically owning them too (not to mention that many ISPs enforce bandwidth caps... and if a game on a next gen console was 25 - 50 GB, that's a considerable bite out of a monthly allotment).
I'd hate to say goodbye to Microsoft but, that's exactly what I would do if they pursue this avenue... who else would join me in a migration back to one of the other platforms? Personally, I would re-join the old plumber box.