ask the publishers how they feel about that...
Can't tell if serious. There are plenty of publishers, artists, etc. who encourage people to share their music, software, etc. It's good for promotional reasons and not everyone has the same draconian business model.
Why hasn't itunes done this before? Why hasn't Steam done this before? Why hasn't Origin done this before? Name another service that allows you to share your digitally purchased software the same way. Not even the 360 nor Ps3 did this with their online marketplace.
You're comparing apples and oranges now. Steam, Origin, and Itunes aren't video game consoles. It's a false analogy. Also, your aforementioned companies aren't allowing us to share because they're greedy, money hungry corporations. We should be able to resell our steam games and itunes music. I should be able to let my buddy borrow my game from steam. You've got the whole concept backwards here. What other product, other than digitally distributed software and music, are you not allowed to lend or resell***? They're not operating with our best interests in mind. That's why we have to. Do you think they value consumer rights above profits?
You're avoiding an awful lot of common sense here, which coupled with your inflammatory thread title is why I regard your posts as little more than trolling. Everyone knows this generation's console from microsoft represents a giant step backwards for consumer rights and the sharing of games. It's always been that I can just take my game to my friend's house and drop it off for a few days, He can try it out and give it back whenever he wants. We can do this as many times as we want. It's a much better system with many fewer restrictions. I can sell my old console games as well. And why shoudln't I be able to? Because that's not how it is on steam and itunes? Maybe the problem is with steam and itunes then. Why do they set the rules for what's acceptable? They don't. Consumers do. And consumers by the hundreds of thousands are standing up to microsoft and telling them that this is unacceptable.
I can easily challenge you to the opposite question, name another console manufacturer that has put restrictions of this sort on your physical copies of games?
The bottom line is the xbone's going to be making it much more difficult to share your games. You know it, I know it, everyone else knows it, including the people at microsoft, because that's what they intended when they made the changes. They don't want people sharing, borrowing, reselling, etc because it cuts into their bottom line. Instead of improving upon their product ( I had two 360's fail on me) they're focusing on squeezing every possible cent out of their consumers. Not sure why you support that endeavor so enthusiastically.
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