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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Used game market BS
by Darkmage on Thu 20th Jun 2013 04:38 UTC
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I paid $1000+ towards Star Citizen's kick starter. The second hand games market arguments are total bullshit. Japan still manages to function with a vibrant second hand games market. Game developers need to get back to making games and not thinking of ways to screw their customers over. Chris Roberts is focused on making a PC game that targets an untapped market segment. Maybe if other developers did the same, people would actually care about their products to stump up real money? The reality is the games market is oversaturated with crappy knock-off products. How many ww2/modern warfare clones are there now? How many crappy tower defense games? Innovate or die. It's like the stock market, you don't make real money by being where everyone is. You make money by finding where everyone will be and tapping that. Or by finding a market that is not being served. The market for locked down games isn't a market. It's a bunch of people getting screwed. The market for specific genres of games that are neglected is much larger.

Edited 2013-06-20 04:46 UTC

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