Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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RE: Books
by bassbeast on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:03 UTC in reply to "Books"
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I'm sorry, haven't you heard? They have these things called 'eBooks' now that guess what? Just like the games and shows with the lock in. Don't think they'll take over? Amazon is already paying authors to have Kindle exclusives and all it'll take is for them to score the next Twilight or Harry Potter for eReaders to become the next iPod. Have you SEEN how cheap they are selling the Kindles? We are talking about $79 for a screen that can be read in ANY light and carry thousands of books!

Sadly my friend you are gonna end up with TWO choices, choose a pirate, or be locked in, that's it. As for why its different its because the publishers lobbied and got all these laws like DMCA passed and now everyone is playing monopoly. By locking them down and putting always on DRM not only do they kill used games, but they'll kill the retail games as well! How many EA games can you not play the MP on now? last I checked nearly all of their 09 and some of their 010 games have had MP killed. Want to play online? Well you can only play by buying our NEW game! They'll be able to do the same with SP thanks to always on DRM, just you watch.

Oh and here's something that will cook your noodle as with the current electronic media they get to have the protections of BOTH but the liabilities of NEITHER. Here is what I mean "Oh you want to make a copy, i'm sorry but you only bought a LICENSE not the media, want it in another format you need to pay again" which is followed by "Oh you scratched you disc and want another one? oh I'm sorry but you do NOT have a license you bought the MEDIA and now that its trashed you have to go buy another one!" This is total insanity and is a classic "heads i win, tails you lose" as they get the protections of BOTH but none of the obligations. must be nice to be able to buy double standards like that.

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