Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 13:29 UTC
Games "Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft's next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user." Crap like this should be illegal. If I can't buy second-hand games at my local favourite game store, Microsoft can shove this new Xbox where the sun don't shine. Which it obviously doesn't do in Redmond if they can come up with this kind of user-hostile bullshit. You can pretty much guarantee that they have made a silent agreement with Sony to implement similar anti-user feature on the next Playstation.
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RE: Steam
by sukru on Wed 6th Feb 2013 19:56 UTC in reply to "Steam"
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Steam has both positives, and negatives about their DRM, and they have managed to keep the positive side stronger, so many people (including myself) support them.

I know that I cannot sell, or gift my existing games on steam. On the other hand, I sell my games to make funds to buy more, and steam is already at least 60% cheaper for me (thanks to holiday deals).

Also Steam allows me to download not only my games, but also all my saves on any computer, at any time.

When I balance everything, I prefer steam even to GOG (which is also another great service, btw).

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