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[3]: Comment by jigzat
by WereCatf on Wed 29th May 2013 00:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by jigzat"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

in fact if you purchase a copy of Windows for example you shouldn't be re-selling it, first because you click on the agree button and accepted the user agreement and second the law actually forbids it.


That may be true in your country, but that's not true everywhere. Here in Finland, for example, EULAs are invalid except for the portions covered by copyright laws, so clicking on that agree - button does nothing. Secondly, the law states that if it quacks like a duck, walk likes a duck and sounds like a duck it is a duck, ie. if it's sold as a shelf product then it is a shelf product -- not a license -- and can be re-sold.

Just pointing this out because it seems you believe EULAs and the likes are the same all over the world.

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RE[4]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Wed 29th May 2013 01:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

Interesting, I thought that Microsoft would modify the user agreement depending of the country. But still some dogs look and act like wolfs but they are not wolfs. From a costumer point of view getting charged for friendship feels rude, but as I said internet is like a magnification glass. A picture of a nude girlfriend for example, If I show it to a friend doesn't look that cruel but if I send it to all my friends trough email I will create a chain letter that will destroy someones reputation and dignity.

Video games also work on offer demand principles, if a company has mores costumers prices will fall as simple as that.

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RE[5]: Comment by jigzat
by WereCatf on Wed 29th May 2013 01:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by jigzat"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Video games also work on offer demand principles, if a company has mores costumers prices will fall as simple as that.


Nope. The games cost more-or-less the same as they did during the NES-era, even though the amount of customers is multiple times bigger. Sure, development costs have also gone up, but there is no incentive for the companies to actually lower their prices when they can just pocket the difference and keep the price the same.

Just wait and you'll see.

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