Tag Archives: drm

Sony: "If you buy it, you own it"

E3 may be over but Sony will do all it can to ride on the wave of goodwill that it generated in LA for as long as possible. Speaking to Yahoo, SCE chief exec Andrew House and made further statements about the company’s appreciation of the public backlash to Microsoft’s …

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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. His fundamental argument is that the current triple-A model is broken. Haha Mattrick ‘if you’re offline get a 360 fuckers’ amazing,” he said on Twitter, referencing Don Mattrick’s controversial …

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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. The gaming eco-system in the UK is a somewhat fragile one,” Jim Ryan told VG247. We all know just how difficult it is for retailers, and while …

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"We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360"

The public reaction to Xbox One’s online requirements is not realistic, Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business boss Don Mattrick has argued. Speaking in a video interview with Gametrailers (as transcribed by Spong) an somewhat flustered looking Mattrick cautiously argued that the online reaction had been unrealistic. "The average internet connection is …

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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. Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt has admitted that it is eager to find out more” about Microsoft’s plans, especially as it has historically been a vocal supporter of DRM free games. Indeed, …

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Blockbuster backs Xbox One – despite rental block

UK rental and retail chain Blockbuster has said it is happy to support Microsoft’s new console, even though it prevents the use of rented games. In the still-confusing clarifications released last week, Microsoft said that ‘loaning and renting games’ will not be possible at the launch of Xbox One. However, …

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Second pressure group begins anti Xbox One campaign

A new online campaign called Xbox Shun! is attempting to put pressure on Microsoft to abandon its DRM policies for the Xbox One. At the time of writing the campaign has attracted 1,037 supporters on its official site. Microsoft is now the biggest threat videogames have ever seen,” the somewhat …

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Those new Xbox One policies – in plain English

Microsoft has provided a pretty robust set of answers today to questions about second hand games and online elements of Xbox One. But we’ve boiled them down further – you can find them below. You can read our original summary here. We’ve also summed up some unanswered questions here. GAME …

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PS4 and Xbox One pre-owned Twitter campaigns prepare second assault

You can be certain of one thing – Xbox and Sony execs won’t be able to hide from the pre-owned question at E3 next week. Having already successfully elevated the question to the forefront of the games industry last week, the NeoGaf-based organisers behind the #PS4NoDRM are planning a second …

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