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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RE: Pathetic
by ricegf on Sat 25th May 2013 11:36 UTC in reply to "Pathetic"
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Yes, funny thing, that. I used to think nothing of buying a Windows computer to wipe and use with Linux. But now with Microsoft's new "Windows or nothing" tech, I've moved to buying pre-installed Linux or custom builds only. It's not that I cannot determine which machines can be repurposed - it's just no longer more convenient to buy off the rack.

I wonder if I'm not so unique that part of the unexpected drop in PC sales is related to this. Probably not, but in a perfect world, it should.

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