oh I am sorry because nintendo are not stating the obvious and some "positive thinkers" get confused.
And yet you keep refusing to back your claims up with any proof other than "Nintendo are idiots because I say so"
when you get microsoft themselves offering great discounts three times a year on gold, you CAN play online with much much less.
Promotions which don't apply for long periods of time, are usually applicable in select regions, and that only benefit the people that are aware of it on the first place. Also, you're acting like if there's never going to be any sort of promotion/discount for this service ever.
and this is an ignorant statement from soneone who has not seen what the competition offers. 20% is NOT a sale, both companies offer many 50% offers with microsoft regularly offering 70 and 80% offers. Nintendo's "sales" are a waste of my time.
You said it yourself. A waste of your
time. You are not the masses. Your opinion is yours alone.
still refusing to understand. 1)online play is OLD NEWS for people using emulators
By your logic Virtual Console itself and the act of emulating video games is old news for anyone who has ever used an emulator. What exactly is your point? Under your faulty logic offering any means of playing these games under any sort of business model is "old news" and thus entirely pointless.
2)these are RENTALS which means you stop paying you stop playing, FAR LESS "legitimate" than owing a digital version of the game and yes consoles break down...
Once again refusing to present proof or evidence to back your claims. Your pessimism is not verifiable proof.
DISKS also get disk rot, your point is what exactly? That entropy wins? Rentals are rentals, you own NOTHING.
You sure fail to understand the concept of a digital download. You acquire a license to use a piece of software, not a copy of the software itself, and there is a reason why there are so many people adamant about the idea of an all-digital future, and that's because the moment you lose access to your account, the title gets taken down due to legal issues, or the online store servers go down for whatever reason you are in risk to lose your purchase. No refunds, no legal way to retrieve it should something go down, and no proof that you ever owned it.