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: this is stupid
by Morgan on Sun 26th May 2013 07:19 UTC in reply to "this is stupid"
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The only budget Microsoft cares about is their own, and that's how it should be.

The market will either reward or punish the game publishers, because if they price the games out of the range of all but the most hardcore players they will begin bleeding money instead of earning it. And if that happens, Microsoft will have to convince the publishers to make their prices more palatable.

On the other hand, if the publishers use their heads for more than hat racks and actually price the games to sell, then sell they will no matter the DRM and resale-hostile "features" embedded in the new Xbox. The platform will be considered a huge success and will set the standard for future console gaming.

Personally I don't care since I rarely play games at all, and the only consoles I own today are two obsolete Nintendo handhelds and a Wii with a broken optical drive. But I'll be watching this situation develop with popcorn in hand.

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