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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Opportunity
by bnolsen on Fri 24th May 2013 21:23 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Just think of this as "opportunity" for someone else to grab marketshare.

So what will Sony do? Will the game companies try to force them to follow MS's lead?

If a company tries to screw you does that make piracy legal? (no it doesn't). But it's fun to screw "da man".

Edited 2013-05-24 21:25 UTC

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RE: Opportunity
by Laurence on Fri 24th May 2013 22:06 in reply to "Opportunity"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I'd rather see people boycott Xbox rather than turn to piracy. Arguments about the moral high ground and peoples livelihoods aside, if people are pirating Xbox games then they're still buying the Xbox and Microsoft are still gaining over their competitors in the race of the highest market share (much like how pirated copies of Windows are still better for Microsoft than people switching to Linux / OS X).

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