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: Going to put this here
by bassbeast on Thu 20th Jun 2013 11:27 UTC in reply to "Going to put this here"
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Dude, normally I agree with you but I gotta throw a flag, bullshit on the field. You see you are making the classic mistake of thinking "They do X because they have Y" but you are wrong and here is why: The PC HAS COMPETITION from not only literally thousands of 100% FTP games but something like a half a dozen major sites and probably 2 dozen minor ones that are ALL trying to get customers.

Now compare this to MSFT, a company that charges you for fricking multiplayer. Do you REALLY believe they would LOWER prices, really? Especially when the sacred cow that was Windows is bleeding out thanks to Ballmer pushing the abortion that is Metro AND they can't give away the Surface nor WinRT, do you REALLY think they are gonna suddenly DROP prices?

I'm sorry but you are wrong and we have proof...XBL. We haven't seen massive price drops when it comes to XBL and AFAIK there isn't ANYBODY pirating XBL, oh and for a second example the windows appstore which is on average a good 30% HIGHER than the Apple appstore, even though by the time windows gets the apps they are fricking OLD dude!

So I'm sorry but you are wrong. MSFT has NEVER been about lowering prices, I mean for God's sake Win 8 is a bigger bomb than WinME and they want $120! for the stupid thing, you think they are gonna take LESS money and pass it on to the consumer? Really? if the publishers lowered the price MSFT would just pocket the diff dude, you can bet on it.

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