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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RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by kjamc1982 on Tue 21st May 2013 22:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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[q]They are fighting down the used-games market, not piracy, with this solution.

This was really inevitable with major publishers (EA, Ubisoft, Sony, etc.) already charging for second hand copy access to certain features such as online play, or not allowing transfer/sale at all (Steam).

EA recently announced that all future games will not have an Online Pass. Maybe, this fee is what is replacing it.

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Yeah they realized they could force more people to buy the new version of a game by simply shutting down the online servers for the 2 year old version.

Online Pass has become technically illegal in the EU too.

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