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: Comment by lucas_maximus
by ichi on Wed 22nd May 2013 16:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
ichi
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2007-03-06

With the massive amounts of piracy I am not surprised.

Also it is a license per machine model that has been around with Microsoft forever.

It isn't really surprising.


Do you know what wouldn't be surprising? That not allowing people to play legit games for cheap (rented, borrowed or second hand) led to an increase of piracy rather than the opposite.

The cost of owning a second console dedicated exclusively to pirated games is suddenly not such a luxury if you sum up the price of all the 5 hours long games you can rent, resell or exchange with friends for other equally short games in the current generation of consoles.

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