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Rettinger’s Rants: Xbox One and Used Games

by Sean P. Aune | June 19, 2013June 19, 2013 5:00 pm PST

Jon R is back with an all new show where he rants and raves on various topics in and out of the tech world. On this week’s episode, Jon rants about the Microsoft Xbox One. At this year’s E3, Microsoft finally gave us more information on the highly anticipated Xbox One. Unfortunately for gaming enthusiasts, much of that information was negative. The Xbox One will be priced at $499, making the One $100 more than Sony’s PlayStation 4. Even worse, the Xbox One, at the time, had very complex rules when it comes to used games.

Shortly after this episode was filmed, Microsoft reversed its used games policy for the Xbox One. As it had already been delivered before the announcement was made, it was correct at the time. View it now as a warning to any game companies that might thing of attempting the same policies in the future.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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