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: Comment by jigzat
by phoenix on Mon 27th May 2013 17:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

but developers have the right to protect their profit after all without that there would be no amazing games.


Nobody, nowhere, has a "right" to profit! Period.

Everyone has the option of going into business and trying to sell things. But nobody has a "right" to actually make money and stay in business.

If you have a product or service that people want to pay for, and that you can sell for more than it costs to produce, great!

But don't go complaining about your "right to profit" if nobody wants your product/service, or you can't sell enough, or you can't sell it for more than it costs to produce.

Adapt, or get out of the business. Simple as that.

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Tue 28th May 2013 18:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

investors DO have the right to protect their profit, is part of all business legislation across the world… well except communist countries but as the history has tell us many times communism doesn't work. Look at China the are supposed to be communist (socialist ) but in reality they are as capitalist as the USA or maybe more. If we have a communist economy where no one has the right to profit their investment we would still be playing mahjong or chess and we wouldn't be having this conversation.

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RE[3]: Comment by jigzat
by Soulbender on Wed 29th May 2013 02:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

investors DO have the right to protect their profit


Fortunately for everyone, except greedy bastards, that right is not unlimited and it does not mean they can do anything they want to protect their investment.

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by Soulbender on Wed 29th May 2013 01:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Nobody, nowhere, has a "right" to profit! Period.


Andrew Ryan disagrees.

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RE[3]: Comment by jigzat
by phoenix on Wed 29th May 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And, why should I care what some random stranger somewhere says? Am I supposed to know that name? At least provide a link to where this person is disagreeing.

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