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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RE: What's the fee?
by Morgan on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:10 UTC in reply to "What's the fee?"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

On Android and iOS you can indeed share apps and games between devices as long as you log into the App Store with the same login on both devices. Of course that limits you to sharing among family (unless you really trust your friends).

On Android you can even back up your .apk files and install them on a different device with a different login. I did that when I switched from Android to iPhone; my wife ended up with the few games she enjoyed from my collection since she prefers her Android phone. Granted, the legality of that is hazy but considering we live off of the same income I saw no moral problem with it. After all it's not like I play those games anymore; they are still only being used by one person.

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