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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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

It is the same thing and been like that for a while now.


Yes, you are correct. They're the same and as such the consumer has, or at least should have, the right to give or sell his digital or physical copy to anyone else. This goes for Steam as well as XBO.
It's not like it's technically difficult and in fact the DRM helps, in a way, since it would make it very unlikely that the seller could keep a working copy.
The only reason it's not done is greed and lack of regulatory pressure.

Granted people don't complain about this for Steam but that's probably because they generally pay much less for the games there. It's much easier to live with not being able to sell, or give away, a $5-$10 product than a $60-$70 one.

(And seriously, $70 for a game? That I can't sell second-hand? That's robbery, that is.)

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