Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jun 2013 23:02 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
Games "Microsoft has sensationally abandoned its controversial plans to restrict the sharing of XBox One games, and has also removed daily online authentication requirements for its forthcoming console", reports The Guardian. They had no choice. Still a good move.
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RE[3]: Going to put this here
by woegjiub on Thu 20th Jun 2013 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Going to put this here"
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Opposition to steam has decreased, but it certainly still exists. "Renting" as a replacement for buying, DRM, etc.
Microsoft suck, but this is being directed at them for changing how disc-based games work, not due to who they are. With PC games, you can still buy a disc, and just not activate it on steam.
These restrictions are accepted for downloaded games, but not physical media games, which was the point.

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RE[4]: Going to put this here
by bnolsen on Thu 20th Jun 2013 02:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Going to put this here"
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currently steam is one option of many that you can use for your PC. There's not yet a steam console that's 100% locked into steam which possibly would require a similar policy to what xbone's was.

The whole issue with xbone was that MS wanted you to spend a ton of money to exclusively lock you into their abuses.

With steam: don't install it and your computer will still work. steam doesn't own your computer. with xbone: don't plug it in and it's a doorstop. MS owns it, not you. Well i guess things have changed.

I do find that steam is a very good way to purchase and manage older games that occasionally go on firesale.

With xbone: the damage is done. they tried to pull a fast one and got caught, then they recant. That's how criminals act, not companies wanting you as a customer.

Edited 2013-06-20 02:31 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Paying for entertain is choice.

It is quite simple don't like it don't pay for it. Making it moral crusage is fucking pathetic to be honest.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

It's not a computer, it's not a general purpose device. Comparing it to one is incorrect at best.

Now that being said, I am glad they have reversed their policies on used games, though I will miss playing games without the disk in, I was looking forward to that.

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