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Microsoft MSFT +1.74% set off shock waves in the videogame industry by saying that software publishers will be able to restrict the sharing and resale of games for its forthcoming Xbox One console Electronic Arts EA +2.84%, in response, says it is in the process of creating a policy for used games.

Speaking at an investor meeting during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Frank Gibeau, president of the Redwood City, Calif. company’s games efforts, said his teams are “formulating our policy” following Microsoft’s comments.

“EA has a position of looking at used games from a user standpoint and a gamer standpoint,” he said. “We will definitely be looking at gamer-first and creating an opportunity to have a relationship with used games such that it’s a positive experience.”



http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/06/12/ea-crafting-a-used-games-policy-for-xbox-one/

hmm.
Edited by FLCLimax - 6/17/13 at 2:32pm
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Brb getting popcorn....
 
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Used games policy my as...

Do whatever you want to digital downloads but..
License is tied to the physical media or your company will never see my money..
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•EA
•Positive experience


Pick one
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LOL @ EA saying they want to create a positive experience for us.... Kinda hard to believe.
And if they want to make us happy they would just leave everything open and tradeable so why do they need a policy? To tell us a game can only be sold once or that we need to pay them?
    
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Yeah, this won't go downhill incredibly quick.
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•EA
•Positive experience


Pick one

HAH.
    
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EA already started charging for used games with BF:BC2... You got a "VIP" code for one account when you bought it, then you needed to pay i think $20 for "VIP" on another console. So, you got like 3 maps if you didn't have VIP i think...
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They already killed online pass.

They are looking at something else now.....

I guess what we should be asking to have any kind of meaningful convo is what can they actually implement?
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