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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TM99
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2012-08-26

But see that is the problem - there are more than a few people who feel as I do.

Sure Live is 'pretty successful' but no where near as successful as the PSN which is free.

iTunes - no choice if you are using a Mac or want to run an iDevice. Lock in there instead of choice.

Steam - again, no choice if you want to purchase certain PC games.

Spotify - who gives a shit. This generation doesn't know anything except digital music apparently.

We'll see how this turns out, I guess.

But considering that E3 has not even occurred and really the only talk about the new Xbox One is uniformly about the controversies and the negatives, this really isn't a PR marketing win for Microsoft.

First impressions are what we remember - marketing 101 for any one with a business education. ;)

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