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 undu
by undu on Wed 6th Feb 2013 16:30 UTC
undu
Member since:
2012-06-10

Banning used games is forbidden in the EU, as they have the right to sell the "game" wdoesn't matter if in the EULA it says it's a license or not, it's being sold in a physic media or just as a download.
More info about this here: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-07/cp1...

Consumer rights are going to enjoy ripping Microsoft apart if they dare to this anti-consumer insane bullshit.

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RE: Comment by undu
by Kroc on Wed 6th Feb 2013 17:52 in reply to "Comment by undu"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

And in 2023, the EU will smack Microsoft / Sony on the wrist with a fine for having done this; but that won't stop them doing it right now, will it?

I think this is going to happen, like it or not.

The last console I bought was the Wii. Never have owned (and never will), the 360 / PS3 and especially none of the next gen.

PC / Indie is the only way to put your wallet where your mouth is these days.

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RE[2]: Comment by undu
by moondevil on Wed 6th Feb 2013 20:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by undu"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Fully agree.

My last console was the PS2, and I even bought the Linux toolkit for it.

After what Sony did to Linux on the PS3, I lost my interest on their systems.

The XBox 360 is actually quite cool, specially given the XNA framework, but that is now history.

Never been a Nintendo fan.

Nowadays I play mostly on Android.

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RE: Comment by undu
by zima on Mon 11th Feb 2013 22:35 in reply to "Comment by undu"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Offtopic: what is the origin of your avatar, undu? (I seem to remember it from somewhere, a game probably...)

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