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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by lucas_maximus on Thu 20th Jun 2013 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Going to put this here"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I cycle to work.

Trite answers are trite.

The whole point is convenience ... if I want to buy a game I have to go to town which basically is longer than my lunch break and everything shuts after I finish work.

I pay for the convenience of not having to rush the 1 hour of my day where I can eat and chat.

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RE[3]: Going to put this here
by jonoden on Thu 20th Jun 2013 16:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Going to put this here"
jonoden Member since:
2012-02-13

I cycle to work.

Trite answers are trite.

The whole point is convenience ... if I want to buy a game I have to go to town which basically is longer than my lunch break and everything shuts after I finish work.

I pay for the convenience of not having to rush the 1 hour of my day where I can eat and chat.


Amazon.com, there's many options that can bring it to you instead of you having to go fetch it.

Also, Last of Us can be purchased digitally on PSN last I checked.

And to address the argument from earlier about prices, do you REALLY think that MS would charge less if they cut the retailers out? Please... you can get older games for much, much cheaper at retailers for the 360 that you can buying it digitally from XBLive marketplace.

For instance:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Assassins-Creed-III/66acd...
vs
http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Creed-III-Xbox-360/dp/B0050SYLRK/re...

This happens all the time, I can't recall that last time I saw a game available over XBLive marketplace that was cheaper than retail. They will not lower prices, they will just take a larger cut for the same price people have always been willing to spend.

Now, the used game market.. I do however despise that GameStop is making money hand over fist just scanning barcodes and marking up product 2-3x that they "bought back" from the consumer. I never buy used games, I like my money to be recorded as another sale and by dollars to contribute towards the developer and publisher. Killing the used game industry is a good thing IMO, but there are many out there that depend on it in order to afford to game. I just make the choice myself to not participate in it any longer.

Last time I turned in STACKS of games at GameStop, I got enough credit to buy 3 new games and some chump change left over. Pretty sad...

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by WereCatf on Thu 20th Jun 2013 17:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Going to put this here"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Now, the used game market.. I do however despise that GameStop is making money hand over fist just scanning barcodes and marking up product 2-3x that they "bought back" from the consumer. I never buy used games, I like my money to be recorded as another sale and by dollars to contribute towards the developer and publisher. Killing the used game industry is a good thing IMO, but there are many out there that depend on it in order to afford to game. I just make the choice myself to not participate in it any longer.


You are only equating Gamestop with second-hand games, completely disregarding all the other non-Gamestop stores and individuals who do person-to-person sales -- I simply cannot agree with you about the killing of the used-game market. If you do not like Gamestop then don't, there are plenty of alternatives.

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by vitae on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Going to put this here"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

You must have no familiarity with the used goods market. It's necessary to have those kinds of markups to make a make enough money to keep the lights on. It's not a matter of getting somebody's worn out disc, marking it up dramatically and getting rich off it. You have to hope to sell this used item you just put cash into, and risk taking a bath on it. Most of them will sit on the shelf for a long time before moving.

Blame new games being over-priced instead.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Killing the used game industry is a good thing IMO


So are you also in favour of killing the used cars market, the used clothes market, the used furniture market and the used house market? Cuz, you know, it's the same thing as used games.

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