Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 19:04 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Games Yes, it's as bad as we expected. This particular paragraph illustrates everything that is wrong with what Microsoft is doing: "Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once." Yes, with this, Microsoft and publishers are destroying the ability to sell your games on Ebay or similar sites (because of the 30-day requirement). To make matters worse, the ability to sell or even loan games to your friends can be disabled by publishers. Asinine.
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Ironic
by vitae on Sat 8th Jun 2013 21:25 UTC
vitae
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2006-02-20

I'm always surprised that anybody would buy any of these games new at those ridiculous prices, but if they didn't, I could not then buy the used versions. I guess all good things must come to an end. Thank you all you people with more money than sense for making it possible over the years.

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RE: Ironic
by ze_jerkface on Sun 9th Jun 2013 16:01 in reply to "Ironic"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Entertainment value is relative.

I'm surprised people go see the latest Die Hard in theaters but I'm not going to project my own values on them. For some people I'm sure paying to see it in the theater was worth every penny and made their weekend. It has nothing to do with sense, it's all relative.

I can easily drop $60 taking my woman out for dinner and drinks so in that regard a $60 game has good value because it lasts more than one night. But neither feels like a waste of money because they are both activities I enjoy.

Sure I could wait a few months and get the game at a cheaper price but I wouldn't enjoy my hobby as much. I like being able to just buy the game I want and not spend anytime waiting or looking for a bargain.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by vitae on Sun 9th Jun 2013 20:45 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

I'm not sure the movie comparison works. You can see one of those for $8 or so. Or buy the dvd for $20. Or watch it on Netflix for cheaper that that. We're talking about $50-60 for a game you could easily be tired of in a week. And really what is the excuse for a game costing more than a movie anyway?

But you folks who have money to throw around should definitely do just that because the economy needs all the stimulation it can get.

Edited 2013-06-09 20:46 UTC

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