Shuhei Yoshida says that previous Xbox One policies helped Playstation 4 decision making

Shuhei Yoshida says that previous Xbox One policies helped Playstation 4 decision making

Microsoft's former DRM and always online requirements were a “very useful source” when marketing the PlayStation 4, says Sony exec.

by Ural Garrett

EA E3 2013

EA not bringing Online Pass to Next-Gen

Publishing giant falls in line with Microsoft about digital rights management.

by Ural Garrett

Xbox One

Microsoft removes always online DRM requirement and used game policies for Xbox One

Microsoft just became a competitor again, finally bringing an end to the horrendous nightmare that was the PR campaign for their new console, the Xbox One. It looks as though the company heard the countless complaints over the company's policy on used games, and always online connection, and have decided to do away with both.

by Luke Caulfield

Nintendo's E3 2013 Booth

Miyamoto says video game ownership rights should be treated like toy companies

How does Nintendo combat used games and trade-ins? Simply by making better games.

by Ural Garrett

Xbox One

Xbox One used games sales structure will be okay with publishers: Senior analyst

Xbox One used games sales structure has been heavily criticized with a fear looming that publishers might not allow the sale of used titles.

by Prarthito Maity

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 will support used games, retail for $399

Sony jabs Microsoft left and right by announcing used games support, indie developer self publishing, and lower price point for PlayStation 4 (PS4).

by Ural Garrett

New Xbox 360

Microsoft introduces new Xbox 360 model at E3 2013

Microsoft is offering 3 different Xbox models that will be available in the next few months, as well as an array of bonus offers to keep the Xbox 360 going longer.

by Luke Caulfield

Xbox One

Microsoft clears up how used games, Kinect, and online connection will work on Xbox One

Microsoft tries to waylay fears over the features of its new Xbox One console, but it still comes across as very Orwellian.

by Luke Caulfield

Xbox One

Xbox One used game fee is an example of how the industry is changing: Avalanche CTO

Microsoft says that although gamers have the option to sell their physical discs via retailers, game publishers will still have the right to disallow that if they want.

by Prarthito Maity

Atari

Atari ET landfill to be excavated by Canadian entertainment company Fuel

In 1982, Atari reportedly dumped millions of video games based on ET in a New Mexico landfill. Now, a production company is going to excavate the site of the supposed cover up.

by James Dohnert

(EA) Electronic Arts

EA Removes Online Passes From Some Games

Though process will take several weeks, publisher will removes controversial system from all its existing Xbox 360 and PS3 titles.

by Ural Garrett

Xbox One

Xbox One Breaks Pre-Order Records At Blockbuster

Rental giant says Xbox One is already biggest pre-order in its 24-year history.

by Ural Garrett

Xbox One

These Are The Things Xbox One Won't Do

One step forward for Microsoft’s next-generation console, two steps back for gaming.

by Ural Garrett

Xbox One button

Publishers May Receive Portion of Used Xbox One Sales [UPDATE]

Could this new trade-in model drastically change the used game business? Microsoft issues meaningless response.

by Mike Andronico

GameStop

GameStop President Says PS4 And Xbox One Games Can Be Traded

Tony Bartel says that trade in gives more incentive to purchase new games. How much will the fee be to play used games?

by Ural Garrett

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