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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RE: This will kill new game sales
by Bengar on Fri 24th May 2013 23:02 UTC in reply to "This will kill new game sales"
Bengar
Member since:
2009-07-30

It's slightly different though. Apple forced publishers to change the price of books on their competitor's platforms. Microsoft does not have a monopoly on the game market and is not forcing publishers to go down this route with their PC, PlayStation or Wii releases.

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skpg Member since:
2012-09-21

No, but Microsoft has a monopoly in the pc desktop market.

Edited 2013-05-28 09:04 UTC

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

And if Microsoft gets its way and turns the game console into just another media PC with DRM, constant need for internet connectivity, and software leasing, then yes, the industry will sadly like follow this bullshit.

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