At least you didn’t buy an X-Band for your Genesis. Ugh.
Previous players have that existing character with time already invested as well fond memories. Luring new players to an aging MMO is usually quite difficult.
I really enjoy it. It’s a good companion device in the bed and on the couch for various tasks. Some of the guys on the official forums have even got this thing streaming 360 and PS3 games using a combo of off the shelf devices. It’s quite the feat really. Here’s a video of it: http://goo.gl/1Bicuv
It’s not a completely unlikely example. I’ve used my Shield while in the same room as my gaming PC because sometimes my wife likes having me sitting next to her and not at the computer, even if we’re still doing separate things.
They sent out an email a week ago that said “Beginning late February 2014, previously purchased Xbox Video content will no longer be playable through the Zune PC client, Zune devices, and Windows Phone 7”
Followed by suggesting I buy a Windows 8 device or an Xbox— I just bought a WP7 last year. It sounds like they won’t even authenticate the DRM after next February?