Entries in 'pre-owned' (42)

EA Sports: Online pass was impeding our games

EA Sports: Online pass was impeding our games

EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson says that the firm ditched online pass because it damaged the games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2013 at 2:36PM in News
Nintendo: Want to block pre-owned? Then make better games

Nintendo: Want to block pre-owned? Then make better games

Spirited Nintendo America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said that there’s a very simply solution to the ‘problem’ of pre-owned – make better games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2013 at 11:04AM in News
Cliff Bleszinski defends Xbox One DRM, reckons Sony will do the same

Cliff Bleszinski defends Xbox One DRM, reckons Sony will do the same

Former Epic dev and the self-professed “Tony Stark of video games” Cliff Bleszinski has argued the case for Xbox One DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
Xbox One pre-owned and online policies are "definitive", unlikely to change in near-term

Xbox One pre-owned and online policies are "definitive", unlikely to change in near-term

Those hoping for a swift U-turn from Microsoft look set for disappointment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2013 at 3:20PM in News

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Gamers seeking definitive confirmation regarding PS4 pre-owned

Gamers seeking definitive confirmation regarding PS4 pre-owned

Sony’s pro pre-owned stance is the talk of E3. But should we be holding back on the celebrations?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
Microsoft: Xbox One backlash was "kind of as we expected"

Microsoft: Xbox One backlash was "kind of as we expected"

The Xbox One is a market-changing system. And consumers don’t like change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2013 at 9:31AM in News
SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has hinted that Sony chose to support the pre-owned market in an effort to protect retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 12:13PM in News
Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Outspoken exec Peter Moore has insisted that it did not lobby Microsoft to introduce pre-owned restrictions with Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 9:38AM in News

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Xbox One third party publishers still in the dark over pre-owned DRM

Xbox One third party publishers still in the dark over pre-owned DRM

One of Microsoft's most high-profile Xbox One publishing partners has still not been briefed on Microsoft's pre-owned DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:47PM in News
Online Passes still possible on PS4

Online Passes still possible on PS4

The PS4 will share the PS3's ability for publishers to lock certain content behind a paywall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:33PM in News
SONY: Watch the E3 crowd go wild as Sony confirms PS4 pre-owned and online plans

SONY: Watch the E3 crowd go wild as Sony confirms PS4 pre-owned and online plans

This is sure to go down as a notable moment in E3 history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:53AM in News
Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Most consumers know that when buying a new game they’ll get a good chunk of the cost back if they trade it in within two weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 3:02PM in News

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Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Microsoft’s statement about pre-owned licences on Xbox One last night has sent a shiver up the back of indie retailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
"It as unlikely that GameStop will agree" to Xbox One pre-owned fees

"It as unlikely that GameStop will agree" to Xbox One pre-owned fees

The industry could be on the verge of an unprecedented standoff between retailers and platform holders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

Make no mistake about it – what you saw last night was a retreat from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 8:55AM in News

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Unanswered questions remain despite Xbox One pre-owned statement

Unanswered questions remain despite Xbox One pre-owned statement

Xbox One owners look unlikely to face any fees for buying or selling used games on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2013 at 11:28PM in News