*Rumour* Next Xbox Plays Blu-Rays and blocks used games

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  1. Hop2089
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    I believe this is proper time to use this

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    BD players is nice but.......

    Blocking used games will not make this sell, congratulations Microsoft on blocking 50% of your market, you earned this.

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    LOL if u can't play used games.. what about old titles that u can't get as new anymore or cost way too much to get new? FAIL.
     
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    I'd be severely disappointed if it didn't play Blu-Rays.
     
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    Blocking used games is simple. Look at PC games. You use a registration key. Boom. You can sell it, the individual still has to purchase a key, or illegally crack it. Or design the system in a way so that each new game kind of registers itself to the system automatically. Regardless, I don't anticipate this happening. Unless it's directly from Microsoft, it is not reliable news.
     
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    Only way I can see blocking used games working is if they require online activation of each game, which is just annoying. Considering the backlash over the savefiles in RE Mercs though, I don't see it happening. BD is belivable since Wii You is also supposed to have it.
     
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    Those would be blocked most likely, well there goes Microsoft as a console developer. They have created more fail than Sony and Nintendo created combined for 15 years.
     
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    I personally don't care about blu ray player, I have dedicated players + a PS3 at home which can play them perfectly.

    As for used games, yep epic fail. Still it's just speculation so I won't add 'Microsoft is an' in between yep and epic.

    Now, the only thing you'll need... Increase XBL gold membership fees by 20% /sarcasm
     
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    LOL BLOCKS USED GAMES, there goes a lot of your sales. luckily i've switched to pc gaming, and it's really cheap through steam, SCREW CONSOLES!
     
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    GAMESTOP LOL
     
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    GameStop/EB Games just got PWNED!
     
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    People use the money crumbs they get back from used games to help purchase new games. I don't see how this helps MS or game devs/pubs in the long run.

    This will certainly make an interesting battle if true.
     
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    Back when I played 360, I never bought a new game, and if I was still into consoles, this would stop me from even considering their new console.
     
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    Because the person who buys the pre-owned game gets it cheaper, used.
     
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    Region Lock + Payable online >>>>>>>> unable to play used games.

    If this really were to be implemented in the next console, MS might as well quit the gaming industry.
     
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    If true, my want for this is now in the negatives. I mean really, I only so often buy used games, but it really a turn off in how greedy that sounds period.
     
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    No playing used games, eh?

    Who has two well-developed thumbs and will never lay them on the next Xbox?
    This guy right here. :yay:
     
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    Nice. I will never buy an Xbox related product unless its a gift for friends/family. Stupid Microsoft.
     
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    Come on. this sounds fake. I mean how can the system differentiate a used game from a new game. Isn't a game no longer "new" after being used once. So how would the system know if the game im using was used before by my friend or something. Unless they tied the game to console, but even then there would need to be some sort of indicating factor on the disc itself(serial number?) to attach it to a console, but if I was going to play the now "used" game on another system, wouldn't it then need to check it against some kind of database in order to check if it's "used", which likely would be over the internet, which can be disabled or non existant. I duno.This sounds like a crock.
     
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    The previous posters did mention about the usage of CODES.

    I'll take it as a pinch of salt right now, because it does sound really unlike Microsoft.
     
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    Apologize for the language, but what the fuck is Microsoft thinking?!
    Plus, doesn't this break some sort of second sale law or something...?
    Either way... this garbage is bound to stir up some lawsuits or something.
     

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