I've been reading a lot of this opinion on the DRM issue,and what I find kind of odd is why nobody mentions why its there in the first place. Its like its embedded in their bran that DRM automaticalliy equals bad. When they open their eyes and smell the coffee, this is actually a killer feature.
Can nobody honestly picture how this is going to play out? This is marketing material on a silver platter to Microsoft. The game sharing feature is going to be marketed like hell. I can buy 2 games at $60 a pop,and if 4 of my buddies do the same, with only a $120 investment, we can each have access to a games library worth $600. I always meet people on xbox live. Imagine how many games i'll have access to without much investment. The more people you know,the bigger selection of games you'll have,granted theres a 10 family/friends list limit. For the price of only a few games,I can have access to dozens of games. With the price of games, I don't think anyone will care one bit that they'll have to have their console sync licenses every 24 hours. Imagine if this proves to be massively successful. Can the other guys even face going ahead and doing the same thing? How ridiculous would that be?
Some people may ask,wouldn't this kill game sales? No. The whole point of having xbox always needing an internet connection is for you to always use that internet connection,and use the online functions such as multiplayer. They may lose sales for single player games,but they will make it up with multiplayer. People who wouldn't normally play multiplayer games can start sampling some of it with shared games,and they may become addicted.