Microsoft: “We Totally Take Back That Whole ‘No Used Games’ and Big Brothery Stuff”


The above is not an actual quote. The actual quote is longer, and also doesn’t say, “Gosh, we had no idea Sony would one-up us by not including the features guaranteed to annoy everybody.” But yeah, Xbox One no longer has to stay connected to the Internet any more except for a one-time set-up, and you will be able to play used games on it the same way you do now on 360.

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.


Paraphrasing Norm McDonald, this knowledge and more has been available for years in the scientific journal Duh!

So where’s the part where you say, “We understand also that you don’t like to pay $100 more for things when you can get similar things cheaper?” I guess that issue of Duh was sold out.

Now that Microsoft has listened to the consumers for once – does this change your decision on buying their new console?

h/t SlyDante

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