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New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:56 am

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/6/395867 ... odes-rumor

This is still a rumor for now, but what do the gamers think of this? If you can't sell/trade/give away your used games to someone else, you don't really own it at all. I understand trying to curb piracy, but trying to stop the new systems from playing used games seems really extreme to me.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:09 am

welcome to the ea sports line of thinking. i wont ever purchase a system that has these draconian restrictions.

this will be the root cause of the steambox rise.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am

measures like this only strengthen the resolve of those involved in piracy
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby the wicked child on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:11 am

I think Sony is looking into the same kind of thing. I think it's absolutely terrible. I think it will actually hurt game sales overall, tbh. If I am stuck with a $60 game, I am only going to buy the absolute slam dunks. I think it will have an adverse effect on the price of older games as well. Just a terrible idea.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:13 am

Will be interesting to see how it affects the bottom line of retailers like Gamestop. They are pretty closely aligned with the big video game companies (look at all the pre-release offers that are offered in conjunction with them), and I can't imagine they favor this change. Then again, I don't know how big pre-owned games are in relation to their bottom line.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby canaan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 am

the wicked child wrote:I think Sony is looking into the same kind of thing. I think it's absolutely terrible. I think it will actually hurt game sales overall, tbh. If I am stuck with a $60 game, I am only going to buy the absolute slam dunks. I think it will have an adverse effect on the price of older games as well. Just a terrible idea.

sony thought process: well, we'll just raise the cost of the game to 70 or 80$
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:18 am

Nintendo rules!
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 am

Interesting...Im already at the point where I don't buy physical copies of games anyway, so this isn't a big deal to me.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby JeffDFD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:26 am

I got into xbox a bit late in the game and really enjoyed buying all the used game to "catch up." In fact, I probably would have played and bought less games overall if it wasn't for used games. I was given a wii as a gift and it was fun for a bit, but I got frustrated with how some of the real good games were either dumbed down/didnt have all the features of the xbox/ps3 version...or werent offered at all. So I eventually bought an xbox to play NHL09 and COD:WAW. I then went back and bought ALL of the other call of duty games (eventually) and played them all...then started buying the new COD games for full price.

I borrowed AC1 from my brother and then wanted to play the rest of the series. Had I not played that used game - I would have never cared about AC.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby thepittman on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:34 am

I've never sold or traded in a game, so it's a none issue to me.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:47 am

I will generally take a risk on cheap used games and I will follow a developer if I like it. But I will never gamble if prices are 60+. Too much chance
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:52 am

thepittman wrote:I've never sold or traded in a game, so it's a none issue to me.


I think the last game I traded was Mega Man III for Blaster Master back in like 5th grade.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:53 am

I've only bought the games that I consider slam dunks for myself. This only reduces my want to buy games that I feel would be a reach for my preference.

This could benefit the players because companies can't pump out the same crap if people become even more aware of how good/receptive a game is.

Although if games go to 70-80 a game. I start wondering if I can afford that at all even. Especially if that doesn't include the DLC every game has to have now.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:53 am

NAN is still like 5 generations behind, this will probably never affect him.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 am

Malkamaniac wrote:I've only bought the games that I consider slam dunks for myself. This only reduces my want to buy games that I feel would be a reach for my preference.

This could benefit the players because companies can't pump out the same crap if people become even more aware of how good/receptive a game is.

Although if games go to 70-80 a game. I start wondering if I can afford that at all even. Especially if that doesn't include the DLC every game has to have now.


Solid points. But I think they have reached price saturation
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 am

Idoit40fans wrote:NAN is still like 5 generations behind, this will probably never affect him.


I'm Nintendo4Life so this won't affect me as I won't be buying an Xbox or Playstation.

I am catching up though. I'm on games that were released for the Wii in 2009.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:09 am

Nice...but just like everything else, Nintende will catch up like 5-8 years later and add this next generation.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:14 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Nice...but just like everything else, Nintende will catch up like 5-8 years later and add this next generation.


True, but by the time Nintendo catches up, and then I catch up to that, I'll probably be around 50 or 60. So I guess your original premise is correct.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:16 am

Haha.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:22 am

newarenanow wrote:
thepittman wrote:I've never sold or traded in a game, so it's a none issue to me.


I think the last game I traded was Mega Man III for Blaster Master back in like 5th grade.

Isn't Master Blaster worth a more then a few dollars now?
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:31 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
newarenanow wrote:
thepittman wrote:I've never sold or traded in a game, so it's a none issue to me.


I think the last game I traded was Mega Man III for Blaster Master back in like 5th grade.

Isn't Master Blaster worth a more then a few dollars now?


No, it's actually a pretty cheap game to get, around $5-10.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:34 am

This is EXACTLY what the movie industry wants to do too - they don't want you to own the media.

Sony is actually ahead on this, on the movie side. http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/sony ... n-service/

They do not want you to own physical media. They can't control what happens when you own it.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:38 am

I always loved Bump and Jump. I wonder if that is rare. God, Nintendo had the best games.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am

nan is probably still resentful that he cant rent games at iggle video these days.
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Re: New Xbox won't play used games?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:47 am

A younger FC loved iggle video. Where else could you rent TMNT, Hogans Alley, and Back To The Future?
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