I don't know why people see sharing games as a "killer feature" or "next gen". We can still share games, with far less restrictions, just not as conveniently. This is a huge problem with society today, we are far too willing give up our freedoms, for convenience. It is a slippery ****ing slope.
Digital sharing is/was available on the PS3. It is not "Next Gen".
We have been able to run games from a HDD for years (via hacks, unfortunately). It is not "Next Gen".
Next gen IS about improved graphics, improved AI, improved sound, improved scale, improved immersion. It's about the actual games themselves, not how you acquire them.
In Mircosofts statement, they say they have now given us the best of both worlds. This is obviously not true.
The option to have a free market, and to also share digitally and all the rest of it, would have been the best of both.
By removing digital sharing from the equation entirely, they are removing their ability to tell just how ready the market really is, and what impact it would actually have on used game sales, if people were given the choice between the two, rather than have it rammed down their throats, one way or the other. If it really is the better option for consumers, then the figures would reflect that in time, and the market would regulate itself.
We are not idiots for defending our rights, we totally did the right thing. Microsoft are idiots for making a total mess of it.
The solution is right here. http://www.neowin.ne...limmer-of-hope/
Fight for it.