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Unless they use a CD-key method for Online games like shooters, etc. and leave offline games out of the anti-used game detection.
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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.

And then watch sales stagnate or plunge (minus the BF/COD kiddies (not all of those series bases/not insulting members on here)) because who would play a game they couldn't rent, bring over to a friend's, or resell(at a lose of course) later? Oh wait...that's the world those of us in the PC gaming arena live in. Capitalism is dead....and buried it would seem. "Stifle competition to a relegated oligarchy and then punish the consumers"...I seriously love the minds of the suits/execs at these companies. /sarcasm
     
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post #13 of 90
One of the good things about console is that the games have resale value, not like PC games bind to account. Now they are trying to take that away to earn more money, is this kinda greedy?
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I wouldn't mind the addition of Bluray. It's kind of a given that they'll have to go that route. They can't stick with the DVD route.

But the whole used game thing is probably a hoax.
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1st Point: very obvoius, I was thinking they'd come up with their own storage mechanism though, rather than license sony tech

2nd point: Hope this is lie/non-truth. I vehemently oppose any online-always connection. I have purchased a new xbox 3(!) times now, and I will vote with my wallet. Yea... no. Sorry, no no on the MS.

-.- <---me sad at the 2nd point.

...anyone else looking forward to more ace combat?
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Yeah the Anti-used game thing isn't going to happen before the PS3 came out there was similar speculation as sony had filed a patent for having a small bit of writable area on stamped disks.
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I thought Blu-ray was a Sony patented design?
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And then watch sales stagnate or plunge (minus the BF/COD kiddies (not all of those series bases/not insulting members on here)) because who would play a game they couldn't rent, bring over to a friend's, or resell(at a lose of course) later? Oh wait...that's the world those of us in the PC gaming arena live in. Capitalism is dead....and buried it would seem. "Stifle competition to a relegated oligarchy and then punish the consumers"...I seriously love the minds of the suits/execs at these companies. /sarcasm

I am not saying it would work...I just am seeing Microsoft bringing their Windows Activation service over to the Xbox. I suppose they could allow a game to be played for like 48 hours or so without activation and then it would clear up some rental or borrowing problems. Opens more doors to work arounds, but would close more doors than it would open and keep more customers happy.

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I thought Blu-ray was a Sony patented design?

I believe it is...but as as long as MS has paid them for their permission to use it is fine. Really I don't see what choice they have. Blu Ray is the only optical format they could use unless they wanted to alienate the people who want to watch movies on their console
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I thought Blu-ray was a Sony patented design?

It is, but look how Bluray is pretty much mainstream for physical media.
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I thought Xbox 720 was going to phase out the use of CD/Blu-ray/Physical Media?

This "report" seems to be "certain" blu-ray will make an appearance. I'm not so sure.
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