Xbox 720 will not play pre-owned games says Eidos boss

Feb 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TrustedReviews

According to Eidos president, Ian Livingstone, the Xbox 720 will block any second-hand games using a watermarking system on the disc itself.

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SteveBlack

Tempe, AZ

#1 Feb 26, 2013
Way to force out the pre-owned market... jerks

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Feb 26, 2013
SteveBlack wrote:
Way to force out the pre-owned market... jerks
I concur. However this will kill their market completely. If gamers have no possible way to recoup what they spend on a game they will move onto a better system which does allow it. Only a few gamers are really stupid enough with their money to just throw it away.

“looking for some fun ”

Since: Feb 13

parts unknown

#3 Mar 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I concur. However this will kill their market completely. If gamers have no possible way to recoup what they spend on a game they will move onto a better system which does allow it. Only a few gamers are really stupid enough with their money to just throw it away.
I agree with you 100%.

I buy all my games brand new. However when I am done with them I will sell them on eBay or where ever.
In fairness due to the cost of them at 50 pounds, around 75 US dollars, or a million Canadian. Jk. I can not afford to buy new games all the time, especially seeing how now with most games you can not actually play them unless you buy the extra hula hoop, and wing wang you need to get it to work.

Also somewhat now, I do not feel games have. Much replay value. I am not saying the games are not good, but mario for example, geez gosh knows how many times I have played that. How many times have I played assassins creed ( my fav recently) once all the way through, have I replayed many other games? Nope... Only if the gamer score has forced me to (laughs)

“looking for some fun ”

Since: Feb 13

parts unknown

#4 Mar 1, 2013
Anyway, sorry for the long rant. I do not think preowned will die.. Yet.

Again using where I live as an example. I live in e middle of no where, the Internet is so fast, that 56k modems point and laugh at it. So any thought of a multimedia system performing as the developers expect, in reality is very slim, I would surmise only 20%(guessing) have exceptional Internet connection, I would guess a higher percentage of gamers are not connected to the interwebz at all, for various reasons "wink"

Developers however as you know have found sneaky ways to combat pre loved, as in exclusive dlc, online passes, and free wisps bars, in some cases the retailer, will offer extra reward points or whatever.

I think in honesty that's what they need to do, in fairness I like the idea of on demand and all that, but I prefer to hold things in my hand, erm.... Yeah

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#5 Mar 1, 2013
BeyondTheInvisible wrote:
Anyway, sorry for the long rant. I do not think preowned will die.. Yet.
Again using where I live as an example. I live in e middle of no where, the Internet is so fast, that 56k modems point and laugh at it. So any thought of a multimedia system performing as the developers expect, in reality is very slim, I would surmise only 20%(guessing) have exceptional Internet connection, I would guess a higher percentage of gamers are not connected to the interwebz at all, for various reasons "wink"
Developers however as you know have found sneaky ways to combat pre loved, as in exclusive dlc, online passes, and free wisps bars, in some cases the retailer, will offer extra reward points or whatever.
I think in honesty that's what they need to do, in fairness I like the idea of on demand and all that, but I prefer to hold things in my hand, erm.... Yeah
As I said, gamers will just move into different systems to keep the preowned market alive, especially gamers who play sports games since those are pretty date sensitive, they're outdated about a year after published and only hobby gamers will buy the older ones, or casual gamers like me. Microsoft is just continually reducing their own market in everything.

“PSN: ArceusNoOokami99”

Since: Sep 11

3DS XL: 1177-7010-4165

#6 Mar 1, 2013
not a good decision on their part.

“looking for some fun ”

Since: Feb 13

parts unknown

#7 Mar 2, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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As I said, gamers will just move into different systems to keep the preowned market alive, especially gamers who play sports games since those are pretty date sensitive, they're outdated about a year after published and only hobby gamers will buy the older ones, or casual gamers like me. Microsoft is just continually reducing their own market in everything.
This is true . I know of people buying older gen consoles because of the over pricing.

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