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[6]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by protomank on Wed 22nd May 2013 12:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
protomank
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I live in Brazil, where piracy hatings are MONSTRUOUS (80% in PC market), and where PS2 pirate games were sold on the streets everyday. I have to say that the statement that piracy is massing IS NOT TRUE nowadays. The pirate market simply shrinked and most people just buy games, but there a a HUGE market of trades and buy for used games. I don't see this move as a way to stop piracy, in current generation this is NOT the issue, but as a way for console and game makers to meddle into the used games market.

By the way, software here is considered a product by the law, not a service, and trying to force people to pay for resseling is a cause that allows you to legally hack your device, if needed. SO, this move of microsoft has the potential do raise piracy on XBox, instead of lowering it.

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