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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

2% is quite a lot of money when it is that many users.

If they had bought Call of Duty: MW2 that would be £70 million pounds ... that is a lot of money. That would probably fund quite a bit development on a triple A title.

We have 4 million users a month on the site that I work on. 1% are IE7 users and 2% Opera users ... That is still 120000 people giving us money that otherwise wouldn't.

Also 2 million people doing something that isn't a right thing to do in the first place is okay?

EDIT: Also It isn't the point Thom, they are getting a free ride when I can tell you being a developer getting a release out can be like going through hell.

I would like to see if you had the same attitude after doing all nighters, having arguments with your spouse and not having a life for a few weeks/months outside of work. Which btw happens far to often all over the software industry.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?HeroicProgramming

Edited 2013-05-25 18:51 UTC

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