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Xbox One, Used Games, and Us

There’s been plenty of buzz today about the unveiling of the Xbox One. Boasting updated hardware, revolutionized Kinect integration, and the ability to become the central entertainment hub for a living room, Microsoft is certainly pushing the envelope on gaming as we know it. They’re not only doing this through raw processing power or ease of use, they’re shaking up one of the cornerstones of gaming: used games.

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ziggurcat1157d ago

if by, "in your opinion" you mean, "everyone on the internet's opinion" then yes... in "his" opinion.

Information Minister1157d ago (Edited 1157d ago )

You have to ask Microsoft's permission to play the games that you already paid for! Both new and used!!! I don't see how that can even remotely be considered good news.

I sure hope Sony doesn't get any funny ideas about used games/online DRM now that Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag.

maniacmayhem1157d ago

Xbox One should play used games with no restrictions. PERIOD!

There should be an option to fully DL a game to your hard drive or just remove that feature. I have no problems picking up my well toned a$$ and swapping a disc out. Save that switching to an app to game feature for downloaded digital games only.

I loved the features of the X1, I think it would be great to have in my game room since I do not have a cable box in that room but I refuse to give up Gamefly.

Sigh...

Unless of course every game dev and publisher decides to implement DRM for their game. then I will take up the guitar.

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rainslacker1157d ago

There are plenty of older games which are still worth playing too.:) no reason to give up gaming altogether. I probably have about 2 years worth of backlog at the moment myself.:)

rainslacker1157d ago

Very well put together piece. Definately worth the read.

It puts things into a new light, and shows how this is affecting gamers on more than a financial level along with showing how it can affect the smaller devs/pubs. Some of it is speculation of course, but to me, playing around with industry standards which are good for the gamer is just playing with fire.