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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They can shove it up their filthy @$$
by Lobotomik on Thu 7th Feb 2013 10:42 UTC
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No borrowing games from friends and family? No taking a game at a friend's house to play together?

No second hand games to buy for Christmas when you give presents to 8 kids? Kids will get a new game only when they are given a 60€ present?

No old games that have become difficult to find?

No cheap games to simply play with a few hours, just to enjoy the music, the setting and the production, without the intention of sinking all the hours necessary to play it through?

There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY I will buy a console like this, nor will anyone who listens to me for a second.

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