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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Kroc
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2005-11-10

Planning? Making the one disc work on any console does not require "planning". It comes free. Let's not start bending the language as if it requires any effort on Microsoft's part to 'allow' us simple freedoms.

This whole disc-registration system took a lot of people a long time and a lot of money to plan, design and implement. Robbing people of their right to trade discs does not come intrinsically with the hardware and Microsoft have to invest time and effort in making this freedom available, it's the other way around!

Words like "planning", "enabling" are weasel words. Freedom comes free, with no effort required. You do not "enable" a second-hand market, it just is. You do not "plan" how a second-hand market works, it happens on its own without Microsoft's blessing.

I swear one day we'll be cheering Microsoft / Apple / Google for "allowing" us to "lend" our games to select, authorised friends under strict conditions -- AND at a reasonable price! :|

AAA gaming is going down the pan. The plug has been pulled on consumers. You can either be in the vortex as it swirls down the plughole or you can watch from the sidelines.

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