Not Necessarily News: Microsoft Unveils Bold New Strategies to Combat Used Game Sales

Rumors that Microsoft’s next-generation videogame console would be designed to prevent the owner from playing used games have been confirmed by the company, in an announcement made by Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division spokesman Jose Pinero. In a recent press conference, Pinero gave details of the measures Microsoft intends to implement against the used game market- not only for Microsoft’s next console, but several console generations beyond it as well.

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jimbobwahey2438d ago

Fake article by crappy website trolling for hits.

BlmThug2438d ago

'Not Necessarily News' - It still gets approved even though in the title its admitting it isnt really news

brish2438d ago

The article isn't news but there is a legitimate question about used games.

Should the used game market exist?

I don't buy used games but I think used sales are important for the market.

What people are doing is they return games they have played and get credit at a store. This credit is used to get another game. Some of the games bought on credit are new which helps the industry.

I think if used game sales are eliminated some people won't buy the console reducing the number of people who buy games for the system.

Additionally, if you can't return a game this means people who do buy the system won't be able to get credit for the game which will reduce the number of games they get.

I think this is going to backfire on Microsoft if they do prevent used games sales.

DragonKnight2438d ago

Well MS' console is pretty much gonna fail now. This kind of thing is the worst violation of rights. Is it even legal for them to do this? The used market is big, and with the already too high cost of games today people like the used market even more. Especially for games you can't easily obtain new. If the trend of costs increasing carries over to next gen, and MS has said "screw you, you're not allowed to play this used game on the console" then people will simply say "well then I guess I'm switching over to the competition then."

Nice knowing you Xbox. Not really, but you know.

SJPFTW2438d ago

lol are you really that stupid?

DragonKnight2438d ago

*Sigh* I guess a person can write an article that isn't supposed to be taken seriously, but a person can't right a comment without a "/s" or else the fanboys come out for their daily dose of attention. Whatever then. Have fun fanboys.

gamingdroid2438d ago (Edited 2438d ago )

Well, it could also be your comment history....

DragonKnight2438d ago

Comment history is irrelevant. I don't make posts using past contexts or opinions. Anything I write is appropriate for the moment only, not as some grand design that takes everything I've written and culminates to coincide with some kind of agenda. Your statement suggests people reply to a comment history rather than a comment. That's pretty stupid if true.

Muffins12232438d ago (Edited 2438d ago )

not only that,and im sure microsoft would takei n the sales of used games by making it so you could rent it digitally only on there console (Cheapr for gamer,fast for gamer,and more money for micrsoft,everybody wins)

gamingdroid2438d ago (Edited 2438d ago )

Context is well, a matter of perspective!

The only perspective they have are

a) your comment history if users recognize you, and if they don't then...

b) they base it on the comment alone, which sounds like a MS hate letter. Nothing in the comment suggest it is meant sarcastically.

It's stupid to believe people don't put additional context into your comment when you yourself did a poor job of conveying "sarcasm" if there were any.

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SignifiedSix2438d ago

if it was true, fine by me. I don't buy used games.
But i agree with jim.

southernbanana2438d ago (Edited 2438d ago )

Somebody has way too much time on their hands. I know this article isn't supposed to be taken seriously, but really? How long did it take to write this?

FutureTechnologies2438d ago

“To prevent this measure from being bypassed by disabling or jamming the transmitter, it will also incorporate the new Microsoft Dead Man’s Switch ®, which in the event of an extended loss of signal, will detonate its Semtex explosive charge to thoroughly, and usually safely, destroy the compromised Xbox.”

It's a joke article people, get over it!

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