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Xbox One Pulls a 180, but It’s Not the End of DRM

by Ashley Esqueda | June 19, 2013June 19, 2013 5:31 pm PST

We were all pretty proud of ourselves today when Microsoft announced it would repeal just about all of their controversial DRM policies for the upcoming Xbox One console. Unfortunately, it can’t be like this forever. We’re marching solidly towards non-physical media, and even though Microsoft may have lost this round, there’s going to come a point where we don’t have discs to protect us from always-on consoles and daily authentication checks.

There’s always a compromise, and I’m curious as to how you guys think it can be attained. We may have dodged a big DRM bullet this time, but there’s a disc-less future on the horizon, and I’m not 100% sure how we should go forward as gamers. I’d love to know your solutions and ideas for the future of gaming, in terms of digital media and protecting game studios from piracy. You’re a huge part of the conversation, as Microsoft proved today.

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Ashley Esqueda

Ashley Esqueda is a sixth-generation Southern Californian, and thinks that's pretty cool. Ever since her mom bought her an NES for her third birthday...

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