posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:00 PM
In my opinion, I hope this is just a misunderstanding or a 'what could happen' sort of thing but if it really does go down, I can see a mass refusal
of gamers NOT buying the new XBOX, due out in 2013.
What in the world. If this has to do with ACTA/SOPA etc, this is just getting way out of hand. So like my son who has hundreds of used games we bought
either on Amazon or other sites to save money, all those would be useless and use-less because of this?
Seriously, if THIS is the start of the future, I can only see commerce growing much worse instead of better. If they are limiting (in a sense,
banning) used games from being used, they're going to see a substantial loss in sales all around. Not everyone is able to afford brand new games.
(I'm not an xbox gamer mind you. So I told my son about the upcoming paragraph I wrote and he said "Well when you play a game, XBOX keeps track of the
game you have." There was more but I'm unversed to that lingo as I'm a PC gamer all the way. But here's the paragraph for you all to read anyway:
Besides, how could they tell if a game was pre-owned anyway? Are they going to use some kind of scanner when you buy the original game that's tied to
both your genetics and your own xbox? If so, that on its own is very very scary.
Found more links - supposedly this is going to affect Blu-Ray, Kinnect 2 and others as well???????????? Even used MOVIES, maybe?
Oh for pete's SAKE.
I don't want to live on this planet any longer. :C
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