Common Sense When Talking About Used Games in the New Console Generation

Dave Thier for

An outright restriction on used games is just so clearly unpalatable to the core gamer demographic that I can’t imagine either company would want to risk losing hoards of valuable customers over a policy that has not clearly demonstrated any benefit. Both of these companies have done dumber things, but this just seems like a no-brainer.

I've written about this topic before, and the same conclusion applies. The 'Durango' news has caused a lot of sites to jump to the conclusion that Microsoft will prevent users from using previously owned games with the new Xbox. Time will tell if this is the case, but it seems highly unlikely.