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Microsoft against Second Hand Video Games

Microsoft against Second Hand Video Games

Added: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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The software giant is ready to declare war on the used games industry – recent leak confirmed that Microsoft’s new Xbox won’t allow them to run. Actually, the rumors of an anti used game system for the company’s next-generation “Durango” Xbox console leaked a few months ago. However, there’s evidence that Microsoft is pressing ahead with the moves.

The source of the leak has a very good deepthroat in the software giant and came up with accurate specifications for Durango earlier. Now it has published screenshots of an Xbox Development Kit for the company’s next-generation console, which confirm previous rumors that each next console will feature a hard drive of enough capacity to hold numerous games. It is claimed that all games are installable to the drive, while play from the optical drive won’t be allowed. This sounds bad for backwards compatibility.

In other words, gamers will have to install Durango game, while now Xbox 360 games can be installed to HDD, but they require the disk to run. Then, Durango titles can’t directly access information on discs after they are installed, which means that the next-generation console may not need the disk to play games after installation. So, Microsoft is developing an anti-used games system which will require activation codes for 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs. The references are made to an “always on, always connected” console, so the machine might have to phone home and make sure the software is legitimate and not second-hand. Unfortunately, this is exactly the same sort of DRM that made SimCity unplayable and cost the EA Games CEO his job a few days ago.

According to the leak, there will also be a new high-fidelity Kinect sensor lacking a tilt motor, being sold with each console. The software giant recently demonstrated a next-generation Kinect sensor without tilt motors, so the new device is believed to be much smaller and compact. In the meantime, the new Xbox is scheduled to be released in time for the Christmas rush.

April 3rd,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Comments (39) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkie (2013-04-03 02:58:09)
motoxxxx avatarWhen is Microsoft going to learn,not everybody can afford to buy stuff new.No wonder people don't think highly of the corporation itself,and turn to apple and such.Even when apple is noticeable higher in cost,at least I think other corporation don't shove their greed down consumers throats.Just like once I had to use my old Vista disk (that was only used twice) I had to purchase another key.Just recently I reinstalled Micro office 2003(again only used twice) key went trough fine.Until I opened up word and it informed me I only have a trial edition and must buy another key,that Ffing program cost me 200 bucks back then.I got fed up and threw the disk out the door and D/Led open office.Glad I don't play video games,my neighbors would probably call the little white wagon on me.Thanks Sam... good article

posted by (2013-04-03 03:18:31)
UKVampire avatarMicrosoft wont learn simple answer. They are out to get as much money as possible with as little care for the consumer as possible.

In terms of Console wars....It will be round 2 for Sony

posted by ModeratorET junkie (2013-04-03 04:18:15)
candymankz avatarMicrosoft has registered at least 16 domains centered around the 'Xbox

posted by (2013-04-03 04:50:34)
bubfred72 avatarWell it sounds like Gamestop and such should start pushing Sony and Nintendo real hard! I hope Microsoft gets creamed..Also I read somewhere years ago that
microsoft only got in the consoles to best Sony, I hope the Sony will bury them in the near future..Great article, I'm not looking forward to pay upwards of 60 dollars and can never resale my property..

posted by (2013-04-03 05:16:35)
card13 avatarActually bubfred72, I'm hoping Nintendo beats them both considering Sony was playing tricks with the PS3 (i.e. Other OS, constant downtime, removal of other features, etc.). Atleast games are usually cheaper, or maybe Steam's console will beat all three.

posted by (2013-04-03 08:02:10)
No avatarScrew microsoft, I won't buy the new Xbox for me or my kids. They wanna have their hands wrapped around our throats and wallets in order to play their shiite, well I say time to play with something else.

posted by men (2013-04-03 09:56:04)
solyd avatarSo now they wont allow you the freedom to use a pre owned game as well as chargeing suckers to play online, which is really strange because playing online should be free just like it is on every other platform in the world so what they are Factually doing is 'charging you a toll' to enter their shopping mal LOL. Suckers.

posted by ET junkie (2013-04-03 11:07:59)
motoxxxx avatarGood one solyd!

posted by (2013-04-03 11:08:28)
puppins666 avatar@UKVAMPIRE they will learn the hard way when sony totaly obliterate them. i will laugh my bollocks off when this happens. i have not and will not buy a new game at the full retail price. can you imagine the shock on some parents faces when they think they can get little billy a second hand game from granger games. its going to be we will sell the xbox but who will want it when they find out you have to pay 40 quid and more for a new game and cant sell it if its utter bull poop. i hope SONY KILL MICROSOFT. rant over.

posted by (2013-04-03 12:53:08)
milktrayman avatarThey said the same thing about the PS4 and that was all lies so I wouldn't believe in rumors

posted by (2013-04-03 16:40:00)
vengenceismine avatarwell its been nice xbox but i think ill give it a miss

posted by (2013-04-03 17:34:16)
Captnslapnutz avatarAnd they wonder why people mod their systems and pirate games. I stuck with Sony because like Solyd said online play should be for free we already paid for the game why pay again to enjoy it.

posted by (2013-04-03 19:33:23)
No avatarI wouldn't mind if they didn't ask for so much money for new games which are usually shit...

but what about blockbuster and similar companies that rent/sell used games? They're digging a bigger hole for themselves, considering sony offer free online and aren't implementing the restriction of used games

posted by (2013-04-03 20:47:47)
x187xBigEazyE avatarIf they do this then I am Seriously considering going over to the Dark Side. Sony. "When will the Chosen Console be created and bring balance to the force of the Gaming World?"

-Paying Retail Sucks, Always try to haggle.

posted by (2013-04-03 20:55:13)
Captnslapnutz avatarGood question Zelobinsky wonder what Gamefly thinks of this. If this turns out to be true this has the potential to put them out of business. Just cutting the pie even three ways between Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. This would at least be a 33% profit loss.

posted by ET junkiemen (2013-04-03 21:27:51)
xxxskfxxx avatari cant afford new games im outta work,if this is going to happen ill never buy a console again .ill dust off my n64 .

posted by (2013-04-04 02:35:47)
No avatarYou guys are crazy to think you want be able to play a second hand game on your new xbox console. All I can tell you is that you want be able to download the game to your console twice. That is the only logical thought that crosses my mind. Do you really think you want be able to rent the new xbox games? That is just illogical.

posted by (2013-04-04 07:10:16)
CRA_sK avatarThere making the new xbox really hard to like
be for its has even be shown to anyone, that kinda sad
(well if the rumors are true that is) PS4 for me

posted by (2013-04-04 09:20:24)
DeclaredInsane avatarThank goodness lol

New enemy boss - Used Games
Favorite Style - Buying previously owned games

Seems the previous boss is to hard to beat even with cheat codes - Old Patchy the Pirate

It sounds like we moving into a new era, gone are disposable razor, disposable nappies, say hello to disposable Games lmao

Good luck with this one console owners!

posted by ET junkieET lover (2013-04-04 11:38:41)
MadVillain avatarThat is so like micro$oft, I switched to ps3 over 3 years ago and never looked back. Being that games are probably gonna run 70$ for next gen systems, to not have the option to buy used is a big wtf. Aside from that how microsoft is even considering releasing a new console when they are still having red ring problems with there current consoles is just beyond me. I used to be a huge 360 fan but those days are long gone,microsoft does not give 2 sh***s about there customers,and I think they have made that very clear over the past couple of years, and hopefully current 360 owners will finally see that and not support their new hardware.

posted by (2013-04-04 14:48:46)
The_Ritty avatarxbox is gonna loose the games wars if they keep this up. I live in Ottawa canada and we don't even have rental stores anymore...you expect EVERYONE to shell out 70 bucks a pop for an untested game...and charge people to play online. me thinks a ps4 doth be in mine future!

posted by (2013-04-04 15:19:50)
TheBlackMamba avatarPeople bitching about a few hundred bucks...really...If your over 18, you shouldn't have any excuse to not afford the things you like, if you want it bad enough you'll pay for it if you can't get it online. Hustle hard other wise you have no right to complain why you ain't got something. Get off couch and get in route. Too the people who don't have those opportunities I feel for you (I been there until I did something about it), its the lazy ass people I'm referring too. #IJS FYI [email protected] Microsoft. Lol

posted by (2013-04-04 15:43:01)
No avatarthink ill stick to my 360 they can sit and rotate if they think im paying £400+ for a console and every game has to be new...

posted by Blocked (2013-04-04 18:12:06)
skreamer avatarTho I have a 360 I would not call myself a gamer, but I'm surprised at the love shown for Sony. Didn't Sony introduce Cinavia to try and stop pirated movie playback on their console?

Just googled this

For those unaware, Cinavia DRM technology is an audio watermarking technology that takes aim at pirates, and those trying to playback movie downloads via their PlayStation 3 consoles, and is part of the content protection system included in Blu-ray Disc players.

posted by (2013-04-05 01:09:14)
Originalskyliner avatarWTF is that Blackmamba on about ? Not everyone has the funds lazy or not, you geek ! If YOU got so much it don't matter , collect a few email adresses and wire some of your stash to help the needy if you have a heart !!! Doubt it will happen though eh ? We don't rob grocery stores or mug people to pay for stuff here !

posted by (2013-04-05 01:30:33)
No avatarlook fellows if this is kept up and we cant even play our previously owned games we migrate to another gaming platform I think its a better way koz its worth saying that Microsoft doesn't give a damn of care on their customers and they made it pretty clear since a couple of years ago like for example millions of consoles get/got banned every year[once banned its permanent for the console and the xboxlive account] for no reason and the only solution to that is to buy a new console which is the most ridiculous so you guys think if they dare do such thing to their own customers ! what else cant they do unless they got a lesson koz all they care about is money
any way I own a 360 slim 250gb with Kinect but I only can tell how hard and difficult it was to get it flashed so that I can play downloaded games[don't even think about online play and live]without saying that to get it done they had to open it just like all other Microsoft consoles.... I cant tell everything u all know but my point is whether they change their strategy or we move to another gaming platform like Sony PS or PC gaming that's all koz on pc nothing is impossible

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2013-04-05 03:39:26)
bone111 avatarits just all rumors wait til it gets proper announced by microsoft

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2013-04-05 03:43:19)
bone111 avatarthey always release crappy consoles with not much hdd space at 1st anyway and the games are alot more wait aswell wait for them to say come and buy the xbox 720 slim with 10 times the hdd space...

posted by Turtle (2013-04-05 06:22:39)
Paulysvision avatarThe day they make this a reality is the day that modding consoles to play pirated games will increase marginly.
Sony are trying to do this as well for the new Playstaion. Nothing but money hungry bastards imo.

posted by (2013-04-05 06:25:57)
No avatarMy dear friends it will be fine you wont have to pay for the box or useless paper work inside . the games will be less . you wont even have to wait in line to get your game . Think about not having to pre-order . It will change gaming as we know it for the best . this is the 21st century , you dont have to leave your house to pay bills ,so good by game stop , gamefly and who ever has the same set up . microsoft will sell new and old games at better price.

posted by (2013-04-05 06:38:31)
Ceezz avatarI still ave my ps2 an haven't upgraded. I do not play or use it and it still work perfectly besides it loading slow. I prefer sony over all others as I stay buying sony products. Anything I need to do online, I do it on my pc; and all pirated videos and movies I play on my DVD player. My Sony and Phillips DVD Player never let me down so I don't have to worry about any cinavia blocks. What they need to do is make a system and update the systems within the system itself, instead of inventing new updated systems. Robbery is what it is.

posted by (2013-04-05 18:22:41)
mrsalmanaziz avatarin my case i want to be with pc...

posted by (2013-04-05 21:41:30)
MrGoodBurn avatarSony pisses me off for various reasons and business practices, which is why I haven't purchased a Sony product in over 4 years. This related to copy protection released on movies that made even original movies unplayable in my Sony BD player. When you have to wait for a firmware update to be released almost 3 months after the movie is released; there is a problem. The part that made it even worse was the fact that it was a Sony Pictures Studio movie using their protection.

Microsoft pisses me off a step further with this no used games policy. It has nothing to do with piracy, but rather forcing customers to go directly to them for their games. We all know Microsoft will not offer any substantial discounts on games because of this. Microsoft is a greedy corporation, and always will be. I bet Microsoft really messes up the game rental market with that little scheme of theirs too.

They do what they want, but the truth is no matter what they do; they can't stop piracy. Pirates are far more intelligent, and organized than they are. All they do is make their legitimate customers hate them for all the hassle they put them through. I have well over 800 original store bought Blu-Ray movies. I may watch movies off of here now and then, but if I like it I buy it. I never buy a movie before I watch it. Games are the same way for me; I will not waste money on crap.

posted by (2013-04-06 17:26:05)
DjBooth77 avatarAs Bone said its all unconfirmed, but if it is true its an EPIC FAIL for Microsoft. Piracy will rise. AGAIN! Lol! Sony at least confirmed they won't be doing this 'play new games only policy' crap when they unveiled the PS4...But Sony MUST be rubbing there hands if this Microsoft news does get confirmed.

posted by (2013-04-07 03:46:58)
ao1jmm avatarRumors

posted by (2013-04-07 09:58:09)
nuttytechy avatarIf this does get confirmed then its goodbye to the xbox lol

posted by (2013-04-07 21:33:43)
No avatarBye Xbox hallo and welcome back PC )

posted by (2013-04-08 11:42:57)
No avatar@exboxrox
If you are the only one selling the game, trust me it want be cheap. Competition drops prices.

posted by (2013-04-09 23:24:29)
entrail avatarI hope goodyear dont ban used tires too...greedy fks

Pauly...she moves well eh ?

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