Sources: Edge , 
quote: If they don't want to abuse customers they could allow you to buy/sell/trade used video games at will, like you've always done.
quote: What I can predict is that piracy (due to these kinds of draconian DRM measures) is going to skyrocket.
quote: If they can pull it off here, it won't be long before the media giants do the same for music/movies.
quote: Ever heard of iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox Live Marketplace, PSN... It's already here. Has been for a while.
quote: Paying customers to whatever chain they are purchasing the game from... the developers and publishers of said game don't see a dime from that transaction.
quote: In all events with games now being made costing much more than in the past... every used game sold in a retail venue means that the one that actually could help the company stay afloat is sitting on the shelf
quote: If MS allowed digital used game sales and paired it with the ability to log in as another live user and play a game that user has (for the whole bring a game to a friend's house scenario) this would be a non-issue for 99.9% of the user base.
quote: ...assuming Sony isn't foolish enough to follow suit.
quote: To old for consoles!? Why - aren't they allowed at the retirement home?
quote: ...developers spend the money to hire the people... Those people get paid by that company... All that costs money... the developer has bills to pay...
quote: Entitlement. That's not a word you know the definition to.
quote: Those people get paid by that company to make the game. All that costs money, if the companies you people worked for had the business model you are apparently advocating for, you're employer would be out of business in a heart beat.
quote: YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ANYTHING. THEY WILL CHARGE WHAT THE MARKET CAN BEAR.
quote: And each game will be uniquely associated to your Xbox Live account.
quote: And many of them are console ports. Consoles both have a larger user-base and the games cost more even when they're older
quote: ...that spells essentially a death sentence to second-hand or used games.
quote: I don't think you can ban someone from reselling and reusing something. Like movies, CDs, etc. Or video games. If you could, the Media Mafia would have killed all such things decades ago.
quote: Game developers don't make money anywhere at any other stage then the initial purchase.
quote: Your complaining that the used game has far less value. That's true but it still doesn't prevent you from selling it. This is hardly different in practice from attempting to sell an old version of Madden. No one will want it. Will you sue EA for devaluing older versions of its game thereby killing the resale market?
quote: ...to EXPECT people to make great software and not want to give them a fair financial compensation for the privilege of enjoying it.
quote: You'd have to be a serious skinflint to EXPECT people to make great software and not want to give them a fair financial compensation for the privilege of enjoying it.
quote: I support this situation wholeheartedly. Most software (including games) has always been sold on a licensing basis, its right there in the contract of use if you care to actually read it.
quote: even if that means gaming on the Wii.
quote: Sure, they can do this, but if they think people are going to continue to pay $50-$60 for new games that can no longer be resold or transferred, they're going to find out the hard way that they are mistaken.
quote: publishers have to make a gesture of good will towards gamers by bumping game prices down by $10.