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 Kivada on Wed 22nd May 2013 08:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

Piracy is an industry lie to get what laws they want to force out competition and cling to a dying buisness model.

https://secure.dslreports.com/shownews/Study-Estimates-of-Game-BitTo...

Ever hear of the $8 billion dollar iPod?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZadCj8O1-0

These companies could learn allot from Amanda Palmer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

People should also start by not using the term "piracy." It is a creepy corporate newspeak attempt at subverting and shaping reality; Making a digital copy, and taking to the seas for booty and plunder are not the same thing.

Also it is good to remember, that pirate/privateer/buccaneer ships and fleets during certain times and places were state sanctioned incorporated enterprises.

Accusations of "piracy" more often than not is an attempt at justifying pricing oneself out of a market.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its not a bald faced lie, and its not to force out competition ( unless you believe that piracy is competition) , but yes they do use piracy as an excuse for why their business model is dying.

Its not dying because of piracy ( although its not helping), its dying because of the long tail. With a vast selection of content, everyone finds their own niche. With every one only paying attention to their niche, nothing gets super popular, and they can't benefit from economies of scale like they once did.

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