Originally Posted by Twinnuke
What you people don't understand is this isn't for Microsoft, at least not in it's entirety. This is to help developers. The ones that make the games you all know and love because it's getting more and more expensive to please you all. I don't like it that much either but if it has to be done then it has to be done.
This. This. This.
Hate what Microsoft is doing all you want, but its almost certain EA or multiple companies came to them and wanted this DRM. They probably offered Microsoft a kickback of server costs+ a couple bucks.
You can't trade steam games, you can't let people borrow your steam or battle.net account, you cant share activation keys(for the most part), you can't trade iTunes music. Sure you can trade cd's but if the technology to implement drm in them was there years ago- they would've done it.
The used games industry always had a limited life, just give up on it now, Sony and Nintendo will soon follow.