Redbox protesting anti-used game policies on Xbox One and PS4

Redbox, a major movie/rental company, is crusading to inform gamers about the possible limitations on used games and rentals on the PS4 and Xbox One. They have strong words about these policies.

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DarkBlood2050d ago

good gooooood, spread the word

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NatureOfLogic2050d ago (Edited 2050d ago )

"Reports say that Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 might have enhanced graphics, enhanced motion control, cloud-based storage, new games and experiences. But you might not be able to play without an Internet connection"

I like how they try to include PS4 in there, even though Sony clearly stated that you WOULDN'T need an internet connection. Is that hard to understand?

mrbojingles2050d ago

Odd wording by Redbox, but nonetheless they are referring to how Sony has already said they will "leave it up to the publishers" whether PS4 plays each publishers used games.

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Crazay2050d ago (Edited 2050d ago )

Where was it stated that Sony had Anti-used game policies in place? I don't think anyone(from SOny) has said definitively one way or the other. I suspect, that they're going to leave that up to publishers much like MS is because I really think it's the publishers that are driving this sort or trend. It's just a matter of who is going to pull the trigger first. MS just played their card and acknowledged this is how it's going to be.

mrbojingles2050d ago

The fear is that leaving something like that up to the publishers at all is a bad thing. Some say publishers shouldn't have the option in the first place to block used games.

SpinalRemains2050d ago

And built their entire console around that idea.

The way it was going to be?

They made it the way it is going to be. The console doesn't play discs at all. The disc is an installation disc only. The Xbox is made so that the publishers can do whatever they want.

Make no mistake. This is a disgusting marriage between MS and big pubs. No one has clean hands on this issue over there @ MS's lair.

Saigon2050d ago


Where have you been. Sony was the first to announce that DRM will be up to the publishers. They made that clear in several interviews, way before the MS crap storm. Sony also stated that users do not need an internet connection in order to play games. They also stated used games will continue on the PS4 system. Granted this is a publisher issue but many forget MS applied an always online restriction to their console. Also the features that were addressed by MS a few days ago will not be available at launch. The last few days I have been trying to point out this fact because it points to the fact that MS had stricter DRM requirements and it wasn't until gamers complained before they changed their policies. Please catch up with the news because if we are all informed of what is going on we can help the next person.

JBallerX2050d ago

WHERE IS GAMEFLY? They need to be front and center for this fight!

SpinalRemains2050d ago

Hell yes!

Considering they buy hundreds of thousands of games.

Pubs lose a bit of sales initially sans the rental guys. They buy a lot of games across all platforms.

They are all our saving grace. I'll be honest too. GAMELY introduced me to countless titles I would have never played, let alone purchased afterward.

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