Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 17:26 UTC
Games So, the Xbox One disaster continues. Microsoft's policy for dealing with the used games market has reportedly leaked - and it's a clear and direct attack to destroy the used games market. Prices for used games will be set at the retail value of a new game, and retailers have to hook into Microsoft's computer systems and comply with Microsoft's terms and conditions.
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Illegal in some countries
by protomank on Fri 24th May 2013 18:13 UTC
protomank
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2006-08-03

I'm curious to see how microsoft will deal with some countries where software is a product, not a service.
In Brazil, even EULAs era mostly not legal, and resseling is completely legal and fair, and if the manufacturer impose restrictions you can LEGALLY unlock the system. Guess what? Most people will unlock the xbox one, and piracy ratings will... raise for xbox!

Meanwhile, PS3 piracy ratings in brazil are absolutely nothing, with just a few oners of old firmware version consoles unlocking it, and resseling is a major part of this piracy lowering.

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