Blocking Used Games Will Hurt More Than It Helps
Recent comments by the president of Eidos regarding a potential watermark restricting Xbox 720 games to a single console expose a truth the industry just doesn’t get: locking out used games by any means necessary at the expense of rentals and sharing among friends is a stupid idea. How badly would such a feature hurt game sales? Read More

Blocking Used Games Will Hurt More Than It Helps

Recent comments by the president of Eidos regarding a potential watermark restricting Xbox 720 games to a single console expose a truth the industry just doesn’t get: locking out used games by any means necessary at the expense of rentals and sharing among friends is a stupid idea. How badly would such a feature hurt game sales? Read More

Your Move, Xbox: How Microsoft Can Respond to the Playstation 4
Sony fired the first shot. It’s Microsoft’s turn to respond in kind, and Redmond’s got a few obvious targets at which to take aim. Social features? An all-male presentation crew? Focusing on Knack and Killzone rather than Kratos and Nathan Drake? Lock and load, Microsoft.…. Read More

Your Move, Xbox: How Microsoft Can Respond to the Playstation 4

Sony fired the first shot. It’s Microsoft’s turn to respond in kind, and Redmond’s got a few obvious targets at which to take aim. Social features? An all-male presentation crew? Focusing on Knack and Killzone rather than Kratos and Nathan Drake? Lock and load, Microsoft.…. Read More

Microsoft unveiled a new kind-of-peripheral during today’s E3 press conference: SmartGlass, a touch interface that’s a direct shot across the bow of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. I refer to it as a kind-of-peripheral because it’s really just an app for something you probably all ready have in your pocket or on your desk: touchscreen based cellphones and tablets. Microsoft showed off the technology working with a map of waypoints for Halo 4 and drawing hot routes with Madden 2013.. read more

Microsoft unveiled a new kind-of-peripheral during today’s E3 press conference: SmartGlass, a touch interface that’s a direct shot across the bow of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. I refer to it as a kind-of-peripheral because it’s really just an app for something you probably all ready have in your pocket or on your desk: touchscreen based cellphones and tablets. Microsoft showed off the technology working with a map of waypoints for Halo 4 and drawing hot routes with Madden 2013.. read more