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The latest next-gen rumor claims that Microsoft's next Xbox will support Blu-ray discs and boast some sort of "anti-used game" technology.

the latest entirely unsubstantiated rumor to come to light regards the coming successor to Microsoft's Xbox 360. According to "industry sources" dug up by Kotaku, the NextBox Xbox 720 will support Blu-ray, just like Sony's current-gen PlayStation 3. It's not exactly a world-beating upgrade but it is long overdue; the DVD drive in the Xbox 360 holds less than nine gigabytes of data, compared to the 50GB capacity of Blu-ray. I think we can file that one under "obvious."

More interesting, and far less obvious, is word that Microsoft is looking to incorporate an anti-used game system into the new box. How, or even if, it will work isn't clear; a mandatory online component for the hardware that links each game to a specific console or user account might get the job done, but it would limit sales of the console to people both able and willing to take part in the scheme.

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The blu-ray thing was a given however id say the other part is unlikely. I know that some game developers arn't exactly thrilled by used games sales but it doesn't affect the console makers at all and limiting their consoles can only be seen as a negative to their income. We'll see, I always take rumors with a truck load of salt until we get solid facts from MS themselves.
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This is just rumors and speculation, take it with a spoon of salt.
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I could see EA or Activision going along with it, but I doubt the honest companies would.
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The blu-ray thing was a given however id say the other part is unlikely. I know that some game developers arn't exactly thrilled by used games sales but it doesn't affect the console makers at all and limiting their consoles can only be seen as a negative to their income. We'll see, I always take rumors with a truck load of salt until we get solid facts from MS themselves.

Actually it does. The reason console games cost 60$ while they tend to cost 50$ on PC (unless extra greedy dev) is cause MS/Sony get either 8$ or 10$ for every game sold on their system, making them interested in forcing more new game sales.
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The "mandatory online component" line tells me this is false. MS would lose out on a good deal of money if they put something like that in place.
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Anti-used game would almost require an individual code on each game disc sold, checked against an online database. But what about those people that don't have internet connected to their game consoles (yes there are still many people like that).
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I could see EA or Activision going along with it, but I doubt the honest companies would.

Yeah...I mean this sounds like a EA, Ubisoft, (insert bad publisher) console if they really were going to do that whole online all the time thing. And considering how much of the US isn't broadband I don't see why they'd limit their own product's sales. I mean consoles make more since in an area without internet connection.
     
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Anti-used game would almost require an individual code on each game disc sold, checked against an online database. But what about those people that don't have internet connected to their game consoles (yes there are still many people like that).

I don't really think they would hurt their sales too much by having a requirement of an internet connection. They could also have a telephone method like windows activation. Enter a code from the game and then a code from a sticker on your Xbox or have the xbox generate its own hash code. In fact...I'd bet the farm that is what we will see.

Which will give some pirates some wiggle room, but would go far to kill second hand sales.
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Well.

I never planned on getting an Xbox. I really hate how devs are saying "We don't see any money out of the used games market".


The ****, it's really pissing me off lol. Game devs have been getting rich as **** for ever now, and now it's "not enough!"
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