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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 24th May 2013 17:51 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Microsoft won't stop the shift of gaming to open platforms (Linux). So whatever crazy stuff they do on their Xbox or even on Windows, that's not the future of gaming, so no need to be frustrated about it, just ignore them.

Edited 2013-05-24 17:52 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by bnolsen on Sun 26th May 2013 05:40 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Microsoft must think they can lock up the big game development houses who hold rights to most all sports, cartoons, comics books, etc. or else they wouldn't pull this. It's almost a type of hollywood style collusion.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Phloptical on Sun 26th May 2013 23:03 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Microsoft won't stop the shift of gaming to open platforms (Linux). So whatever crazy stuff they do on their Xbox or even on Windows, that's not the future of gaming, so no need to be frustrated about it, just ignore them.


You can have all the open platforms you want. The trick is getting the game developers to kick MS out of bed, and to develop killer titles that are exclusive to said linux "open" platform. Releasing a title on both xbox _and_ linux isn't going to cut it.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by TM99 on Mon 27th May 2013 05:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

There is actually an excellent article in the May issue of Game Informer about the mass exodus of Indie game developers from Xbox Live. Microsoft has become increasingly controlling and ripping them off financially.

So it is happening and with the new One I expect not just Indies but possibly even large development houses will leave as well.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by rrife on Wed 29th May 2013 12:30 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
rrife Member since:
2006-12-12

I've not seen any shift as of yet. The core of the system is irrelevant to the end-user.

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