Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jun 2013 23:02 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
Games "Microsoft has sensationally abandoned its controversial plans to restrict the sharing of XBox One games, and has also removed daily online authentication requirements for its forthcoming console", reports The Guardian. They had no choice. Still a good move.
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RE[2]: Hahahahahahaha
by BushLin on Thu 20th Jun 2013 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Hahahahahahaha"
BushLin
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2011-01-26

Well I come from the angle of wanting to keep playing good games regardless of their age.

Can you imagine trying to fire up Civ2 or Super Mario Bros 3 and a message came up saying it couldn't communicate with the game server so fuck you, you can't play?

Microsoft were creating a scenario where a much loved game would be impossible to play in 10-15 years time, let alone 25 years. You will find no promises from Microsoft (prior to the recent reversal) as to how long the system would be supported.

Now I can understand why someone who works in IT would wonder why you'd want to run decades old software but while Amiga OS doesn't cut it for my regular computing needs.... Lemmings is still dam good fun.

With regards to the price of games, I have no problem picking up great games for less than £5 and we're talking huge titles like Red Dead Redemption... just a few years after you perhaps.

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