Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Feb 2013 13:29 UTC
Games "Sources with first-hand experience of Microsoft's next generation console have told us that although the next Xbox will be absolutely committed to online functionality, games will still be made available to purchase in physical form. Next Xbox games will be manufactured on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs, Microsoft having conceded defeat to Sony following its ill-fated backing of the HD-DVD format. It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user." Crap like this should be illegal. If I can't buy second-hand games at my local favourite game store, Microsoft can shove this new Xbox where the sun don't shine. Which it obviously doesn't do in Redmond if they can come up with this kind of user-hostile bullshit. You can pretty much guarantee that they have made a silent agreement with Sony to implement similar anti-user feature on the next Playstation.
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People need to learn to complain
by ronaldst on Wed 6th Feb 2013 14:04 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

This is how it works in the real world. It works better than passing laws and other worthless ventures.

XBL was supposed to have dedicated servers. MS backtracked. No one said a word.

MS is making it's users pay for basic online capabilities. This is a free "feature" on every other platform. No one complains.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

XBL was supposed to have dedicated servers. MS backtracked. No one said a word.

MS is making it's users pay for basic online capabilities. This is a free "feature" on every other platform. No one complains.


Yeah, and despite making people pay for features that other consoles offer for free, they put ads all over the dashboard. Plus, 360s were dying by the thousands, and some people have bought 3 or 4 of them because of this.

Just goes to show you that gamers, as a whole, love nothing better than to take it up the ass. Repeatedly.

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Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

If they do this they are creating a lot of demand for competition.

Considering their 85% failure rate on the 360's I don't think it's impossible for another company to build competing hardware.

The real issue is OS. Maybe it would create enough demand for steam box (linux based) to add a physical disk drive or give Ouya (android based) a better footing in the market.

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yester64 Member since:
2012-07-28

One of the reasons i sold my xbox. I am not much happier with the playstation either.
At least on the playstation you don't have to pay for a service that enables you to use netflix which was important to me.
I rather play games on the pc. I battled that with myself for a long time and in the end i play anyway not that much anymore, although i still play somewhat moderate rpg's so i am still playing. ;)

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