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 TM99 on Wed 22nd May 2013 08:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
TM99
Member since:
2012-08-26

I agree completely.

This and the rest of the software industry are the only fucking businesses that attempt this kind of bullshit.

Could you see Honda collecting a fee off of every person who sold their used Civic on Craigslist?

Could you see Doubleday collecting a fee off of every person who sold their used paperback Stephen King novel to a local bookstore?

How about Sony Records on every used CD sold at Tower Records?

Of course not! This is just pure greed plain and simple.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

In France automobile constructors tried to make pass a law to get a fee on each second hand vehicle sold, because "it kills the market of new product". When planned obsolescence is not enough...

Kochise

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