hi guys. i live in indonesia (and so, i'm sorry IF my english is horrifiying)
skip to the bottom if you feel to lazy to read with all the new consoles stuff, how it connects to the internet, how much the pricing is. etc not just consoles, newer games for PC, i think that will have DRM eventually . whether we like it or not.
FORGET THAT ALL!!!!
we in the 3rd world nation is still strugling to even have an internet connection.
i'm one of the lucky kids that have an 200 KBps unlimited bandwitdh connection. other guys, mostly, have slightly more speed, but VERY limited bandwitdh, or MUCH slower speed, AND limited bandwitdh (i think around 80% ISP here, is giving bandwitdh limit) but even that comes with hefty prices. (my parents paying around 45$ per month, and for reference, a fresh first degree graduates paycheck is around 250-350$) the only places with decent speed connection is either high class college, or big enterprises/companies that's not all. our money value is so low here, think about far cry 3 that used to cost around 70$...... we can barely afford anything you guys in the US consider "meh, not so pricey" stuff..
we can barely afford a original games (yes, i do often downloads pirated games, ane before you say anything about piracy, read the text above), even if we can afford original games, what about the consoles. OK well. some people can afford that too, but the internet conection here, is too slow, a 3MBps speed, cost around 300$ per month here. and not everyone can afford nonstop internet connection. some just have to turn their modem on, only when needed, hence the limited bandwitdh.
here my real question.
moving forward, means leaving us in the 3rd world behind and because our money value is so low, we can barely afford anything and our internet is so limited, not everyone can stay connected to the internet nonstop. so leaving us behind, means leaving a huge market for those big companies products. (google up, indonesia is the 4th most populated nation in the world)
what is your opinion about this???
and then there's some news. google is planning to give people in Africa and South East Asia, a massive free wi-fi? by using air balloon, and transmitting the signal in the TV channel frequency, so 1 wifi connection can cover up to tens of Kilometres (we use metric here). and please correct me if i'm wrong about this news.
(LOL i typed this part before i watched tek 60, and now i've watched it, i feel so......... ashamed and speechless.)
anyway, your own opinion about this too please :D