Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 21:38 UTC
Games At an event earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the next Xbox - the third model, but confusingly named Xbox One. The big focus was TV, integrated Kinect, and all the other stuff we all expected to be forced down our throats. I think it took them 25 minutes to actually come to what should be the core of the story: gaming. Nothing groundbreaking in the gaming department, except for how Microsoft intends to handle the used games market and borrowing games from friends: pay up, buddy!
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What's the fee?
by brion on Tue 21st May 2013 22:34 UTC
brion
Member since:
2010-11-04

What sorta fee are we talking about? A buck? Ten bucks? Full price of game? TFA is a little light on details...

How does this compare to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT which don't allow *any* sort of sharing (and don't have physical install media)?

How does this compare with existing digital downloads on Xbox 360? Is it possible to share those today, or is this actually a lifting of restrictions on them?

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RE: What's the fee?
by kjamc1982 on Tue 21st May 2013 22:43 in reply to "What's the fee?"
kjamc1982 Member since:
2007-05-09

What sorta fee are we talking about? A buck? Ten bucks? Full price of game? TFA is a little light on details...

How does this compare to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT which don't allow *any* sort of sharing (and don't have physical install media)?

How does this compare with existing digital downloads on Xbox 360? Is it possible to share those today, or is this actually a lifting of restrictions on them?


No one really knows what a 'fee' is or how much since Microsoft isn't good a communicating what is really going on. Remember the Mojave Experiment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mojave_Experiment

Sharing digital downloads is available on the Xbox360

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RE[2]: What's the fee?
by bentoo on Tue 21st May 2013 22:52 in reply to "RE: What's the fee?"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

No one really knows what a 'fee' is or how much since Microsoft isn't good a communicating what is really going on. Remember the Mojave Experiment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mojave_Experiment


Read the article and don't know how this has anything to do with the topic.

Sharing digital downloads is available on the Xbox360


Nope.

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RE: What's the fee?
by bentoo on Tue 21st May 2013 22:46 in reply to "What's the fee?"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

What sorta fee are we talking about? A buck? Ten bucks? Full price of game? TFA is a little light on details...

How does this compare to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT which don't allow *any* sort of sharing (and don't have physical install media)?

How does this compare with existing digital downloads on Xbox 360? Is it possible to share those today, or is this actually a lifting of restrictions on them?


Exactly. Of course, it's a free shot at Microsoft so lots of people will just pile right on.

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RE: What's the fee?
by bert64 on Wed 22nd May 2013 06:35 in reply to "What's the fee?"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

With a mobile device it's much easier (and likely) to share the device itself. And the cost of someone buying the same app themselves if they like it is generally much lower too.

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RE: What's the fee?
by Morgan on Wed 22nd May 2013 09:10 in reply to "What's the fee?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

On Android and iOS you can indeed share apps and games between devices as long as you log into the App Store with the same login on both devices. Of course that limits you to sharing among family (unless you really trust your friends).

On Android you can even back up your .apk files and install them on a different device with a different login. I did that when I switched from Android to iPhone; my wife ended up with the few games she enjoyed from my collection since she prefers her Android phone. Granted, the legality of that is hazy but considering we live off of the same income I saw no moral problem with it. After all it's not like I play those games anymore; they are still only being used by one person.

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