Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 17:26 UTC
Games So, the Xbox One disaster continues. Microsoft's policy for dealing with the used games market has reportedly leaked - and it's a clear and direct attack to destroy the used games market. Prices for used games will be set at the retail value of a new game, and retailers have to hook into Microsoft's computer systems and comply with Microsoft's terms and conditions.
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That's marketing...
by Kochise on Fri 24th May 2013 17:37 UTC
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

...and brains have worked on that and were paid a large amount of money to conclude this.

Gamers have another logic though, let's see who'll win in the end.

Kochise

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RE: That's marketing...
by kragil on Fri 24th May 2013 18:20 in reply to "That's marketing..."
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Exactly,

while you cannot easily resell Steam games(you can sell your whole accounts which I have done numerous times without any problem), you can get them really cheap and you will be able to play them on your next PC and the PC after that.

SO: The Steambox just needs to be a fast and cheap PC and MS is in big big trouble.

(Maybe it won't be as fast as the Xbox 1 at first, but in 2014 will be a lot faster and in 2015 it will be no contest)

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

Good point about the steam box. it doesn't allow used games either, it just provides older games at reduced prices which scratches the same itch budget conscious gamers have. Microsoft would be smart to emulate that. Reduce their take on sales of older games, and most people would be happy.

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RE: That's marketing...
by Soulbender on Sat 25th May 2013 01:46 in reply to "That's marketing..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Gamers have another logic though, let's see who'll win in the end.


The logic that makes most of them buy "AAA" games all the time, regardless of price and regardless of restrictions?

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