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#61 Roger H.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:41

Technically you don't BUY software, you only License it so they can remove their license (and therefore your right to play/use it). So in the case of a disc, you'll at least have that but in the download (and if online requirement) they can just block your ability to play it (no refunds either). Surely they can do this for disc too if the system was updated to a firmware that blocks said disc but still.

 

 

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Also this is relevant: UK Digital Download prices

 

http://www.neowin.ne...rices-revealed/

 

$47 for Angry birds?? WTF :blink:




#62 InsaneNutter

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 19:51

Also this is relevant: UK Digital Download prices
 
http://www.neowin.ne...rices-revealed/
 
$47 for Angry birds?? WTF :blink:


As expected the prices are a total joke.

I have pre ordered a physical copy of some of the titles listed for £15 less... very glad Microsoft don't control the used game market like was originally intended.

#63 magik

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:38

They've made digital more expensive for one reason only; they know that people will pay more for the added convenience of not having to drag their ass to the local store! 

 

Where is this coming from? Have they listed digital download prices anywhere? I'm curious because I'm debating wether to download some launch titles or buy them in the store...