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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Pathetic
by benali72 on Fri 24th May 2013 19:53 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

MS is desperate because they're floundering in the phone and tablet markets. So it's time to put the squeeze on their loyal user base. It's one with the "secure boot" attempt to cripple OS competition for desktops & laptops. Pathetic.

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RE: Pathetic
by ricegf on Sat 25th May 2013 11:36 in reply to "Pathetic"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Yes, funny thing, that. I used to think nothing of buying a Windows computer to wipe and use with Linux. But now with Microsoft's new "Windows or nothing" tech, I've moved to buying pre-installed Linux or custom builds only. It's not that I cannot determine which machines can be repurposed - it's just no longer more convenient to buy off the rack.

I wonder if I'm not so unique that part of the unexpected drop in PC sales is related to this. Probably not, but in a perfect world, it should.

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