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[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by gan17 on Wed 22nd May 2013 01:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

...show me the proof. The fact that you CAN chip a console is not proof of "massive amounts of piracy".

Come down to Singapore. I'll drive you across the border into the southernmost Malaysian town where you'll be able to find any Xbox360 game for approximately $3.00US. In that country, you're considered an idiot for not getting a modded console. Heck, I think most of the stores don't even sell unmodded units.

...and no, I'm not going to bother driving all the way to take a pic as proof for you. Do it yourself, you first-world person.

Edited 2013-05-22 01:07 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And yet when you compare the amount of console titles available with the amount of PC titles, you see why the claim that the console piracy is big is unfounded.

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reshwindblade Member since:
2013-05-22

I am from Malaysia and it is harder to find modded Xbox in my area. It is funny since you are just making a sweeping statement / generalizing that everyone buys pirated.

I am not going into the reason why Xbox 360 is not officially available in Malaysia as that will be a chicken and egg story. However majority of Malaysians who do own a Xbox 360 are all original. Most of them care about the achievements and online play. (Playing Black Ops 2 or Halo 4 online)

There is even a HUGE second hand market here, as you can see from our local forums (https://forum.lowyat.net/Xbox) many people buy and trade used Xbox 360 games. What this new Xbox One is going to do in ensure most Malaysians find more better ways to pirate the device. I know the majority of xbox 360 (and even PS3) gamers now started buying original cause they can resell it, if they cant, well then they will look else where. (either at a competitor or pirate it). The average salary for most Malaysians is RM2000-RM3000, when one game cost RM150++, you should know why they need to resell it ;)

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