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 Kochise on Wed 22nd May 2013 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Re-read the article. Then read it back, read it on one leg, change leg then read it again. Have you found the very clue that render Microsoft's decision absolutely valid AND coherent ?

IF (opposing two exclusive alternatives) user A lend the disk to user B, nothing prevent user B from playing the disk, while user A cannot (because of the physical absence of said disk).

If user A has installed the disk on the hard drive, thus giving user A unlimited access to disk's content while lending disk to user B, so that both users can play the disk AT THE SAME TIME : forbidden by Microsoft.

So where have you lost track of this little tiny nifty detail that, for some very strange reasons, I was able to locate amongst the surrounding words ?

Kochise

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mabhatter Member since:
2005-07-17

We didn't lose track. There is no option A where the disc is "removable" and you can play the game. all game discs will be like PC games, a one-time download medium tied to a serial number AND your online account (so at this point you cannot even uninstall and physically hand over the serial key like warcraft or Starcraft used to)

Effectively, these are MORE LOCKED than even Apple's App Stores that at least let you have 5 copies on ipad/iphones for one price.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

If you don't like what Microsoft is doing, don't buy it, find alternatives. You are still free to do so.

Kochise

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