Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Xbox One used game policy detailed by retailers [Update: Microsoft statement released]
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Duncan Idaho May 24, 13
And so Nintendo and Sony's shares go up
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Blue Neon May 24, 13
Sounds like a massive waste of time for a system that is fine the way it is. They make millions even billions of dollars anyway, this won't exactly make a massive difference in regard to the profit they already make. They just want more money so they executives can grab it all and spend it away on private affairs. Sony has done it right this time; putting the customers first and focusing it on the gamers unlike Microsoft.

Edit: And to think of the profits smaller game stores make from trade ins and selling them on, then Microsoft are sticking their hands in the money pot. Ridiculous.
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BlackScythe May 24, 13
So they've destroyed my ability to sell my games on my own, effectively ruining the point of purchasing anything.

GG microsoft. You're done. I will not be supporting the Xbox even if you decide to eliminate this feature at a later date for considering it in the first place.

I'm a huge fan of the first sale docterine if you guys couldn't tell.
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Petzrule May 24, 13
Friend 1: "Hey, can I borrow Halo 5 for a few days?"
Friend 2: "Yeah sure, just let me check that with Microsoft..."
[A week and $100 later]
Friend 1: "Ok, here you go."

-_-
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grizzey May 24, 13
Old news....
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lucasezeq May 24, 13
quote grizzey
Old news....
Old what? Not the same news.
Staff
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bluexy May 24, 13
lucasezeq Snipped the URL. I think it was just advertising.
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Nightmare Samurai May 24, 13
So this is good for places like Gamestop.
But shit for anyone who wants to sell their games themselves because honestly, who's going to accept Gamestop's trade in values?
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Solid-Snack May 24, 13
i hope all features of the X1 and ps4 are revealed at E3.
Staff
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bluexy May 24, 13
Nightmare Samurai Basically, I see two scenarios. Bad for all retailers, including GameStop, because Microsoft takes say 80-90% of the profits like they do for new games. Or, bad for retailers except for the big guys like GameStop and Best Buy, because Microsoft gives them better margins due to the quantity of games that go through their shops.
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amilenovic24 May 24, 13
The retailers in question (outside of the obvious headaches) will actually welcome the idea. Look up any popular xbox 360 game on your local craigslist listing, under "by owner". There are going to be a lot of results, that's a lot of money (Gamestop) is still missing out on. We the gamers will get hardest by it, its true, but I as a gamer also think most gamers are very lazy, and as soon as the process changes making something more difficult we tend to complain. We complain and never think of the reasoning behind it. I personally think that the whole is fair from a business sense. Gamestop gets their cut, publishers get theirs (games are not cheap to make, and a lot of good publishers along with developers went under because of this...RIP), Microsoft is taking a hit on each console, and this small kickback helps them out. Do I think its right? Hell no, I dont want this hassle, but its necessary for them, especially with the mobile market moving in on their territory. If you ever purchased an app game, or an in app purchase over the past 5 years or so, then you helped support this happening, I'm guilty of it too. Gamers will see some kind of kickback from this hopefully, but where that will be, god only knows.
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Fragment of Chaos May 24, 13
This is a pretty horrible system and I definitely will not be going near a Xbone.
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DedValve May 24, 13
Remember those used game sales multiple retailers had to pass the savings on to you? Neither do we! The future of gaming television is here!
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Huntereb May 24, 13
So you are now FORCED to sell through a major retailer, you can't just use Ebay or sell them to a friend. You also can't just lend games, so I'm still staying far away from this thing.

*bleep* this shit.
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