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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So what if I give a game to a friend?
by andrewclunn on Fri 24th May 2013 17:58 UTC
andrewclunn
Member since:
2012-11-05

So what if I give a game to a friend? I'm done with it, and I don't want to play it anymore. I'm not lending it to them. I'm giving it to them. Do I now have to go through a licensed used game dealer so that I can 'give' the game to my friend at a discounted price? Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if GameStop simply refused to sell the new X Box (as it would kill their used game sales if it won).

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bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

Or you could probably give them the whole console...

I actually wonder what'll happen to theft statistics of consoles after this.

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andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

Red ring of death... Time to re-buy all my games!

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andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

Holy shit. I just realized, what about game rentals?!

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btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

Speculation: Time-bomb rental discs / download-only rentals.

No more pesky Red Box taking away those sales.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

As I understood it in the first place there was no problem if you uninstalled the game and brought the disk to your friend who then installed it?

I understood it as you couldn't borrow them the disk and they installed and played it while you also had your copy activated. Which really would make some sense.

Though a "Deactivate this copy" or some such action in the system menu would had been nice for such purposes.

I don't know how it really is. Not all that interested in an Xbox console.

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