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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What most people seem to miss is this will eventually end up like Microsoft's "plays for sure" fiasco. Will both Sony and Microsoft run the authentication servers forever? They will have no incentive to do so once the following generation of consoles is released. In fact, they will have a lot of incentive to shut them down and force everyone to buy new consoles and all their games again. As soon as an entire generation of consoles and games becomes useless people will understand just how bad this move really is for gamers.

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