Thursday, May 23, 2013

Xbox One: Gamers unhappy??????

Microsoft has said it will control the re-sale of games for the Xbox One, drawing angry reactions from the online community.

Once customers have bought a game they will receive a unique code to activate their purchase. Once the code has been used the game will be linked to that individual’s Xbox Live account. If a friend borrows the game CD then they will have to buy a new activation code before they can play.
The new code will cost as much as the original game and consoles will have to be connected to the internet to authorize their purchase.
Speaking to Kotaku on Tuesday, Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison told gamers that they should think of sharing game CDs like giving someone a new game.
“The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One,” said Harrison. “They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live.”
Larry Hyrb, better known under his alias Major Nelson, later clarified Harrison’s statement on his blog, saying that “should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile and more.”
~what do you think?

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