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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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Wed 6th Feb 2013 14:08 UTC
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Well this truly sucks. Sony is worse than MS and obviously I won't be buying PS4 (PSN multiple hacks and remaining silent for a long time, dropping PS2 support, dropping otherOS support, and just plain Sony with their trojans).

I just hope some developers will be smart enough to realize that charging 60 euros for their 12 hour games is way too much when they won't be "losing" sales from used games.
Or that it will be easy to jailbreak the console. >:)

Because no way I'm going to PC gaming (troubleshooting, steam, origin - shoot me now).

Edited 2013-02-06 14:09 UTC

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