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[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by lucas_maximus on Wed 22nd May 2013 07:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It ties the game to the account, a similar technique pretty much killed piracy with the original half life otherwise you couldn't play online (counter strike and Team Fortress was massive).

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Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

No it didn't, it just popularized private servers. Which due to their private nature provided a better product then the company could with it's public servers. The private servers could better police cheaters and cultivate a better quality of multiplayer game then what is possible when any 12 year old kid can jump into the room and start team killing.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry but when I was 15 (when the game came out), nobody my age could afford a private server. Everyone had a proper copy of half life if they played online.

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