Interesting IM conversation I had with my boyfriend:
it’s [Splinter Cell Conviction] exclusive to 360…
Oh noes. That’s so terrible because I don’t have a 360.
Thank you for being so upset at my misfortune despite the fact that you, yourself, lack it.
no, i wanted to be able to play it wherever I am
on my laptop
Oh. My. God. The Xbox 360 succeeds at causing problems for the consumer who wants the convenience of things like portability, as well as preventing other corporations (Sony and Nintendo) from competing when it has an exclusive, while monumentally failing to prevent piracy. The 360 is DRM!!!!
Granted, this is true of most game consoles, but it’s more fun to hate on Microsoft.
UPDATE: Apparently “360 exclusive” means “Xbox 360 and Games For Windows” in Microsoft-speak. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to replace Splinter Cell with the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC for my analogy to work. Or anything Halo-related besides the first two games.