Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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Bravo, Microsoft!
by organgtool on Wed 22nd May 2013 00:08 UTC
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you market DRM: take a useful feature, such as loading games to the hard drive and make that feature mandatory under the guise of attempting to improve the user experience. The side-effect of crippling the used games market is just collateral damage for this modest feature. Well the good news for Microsoft is that I will not be buying any used games on the XBox One, but the bad news is that I won't be buying any new games either, let alone the console. Congratu-fucking-lations, Microsoft - you're about to find out just how beneficial the used game market is to a platform by watching your own platform suffer from the lack of it.

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