The Story That Even the Master Chief Can't Kill

Another week, another report that the new Xbox won’t play used games:

Following a number of reports claiming Microsoft’s (MSFT) next-generation video game console, codenamed “Durango,” will block users’ ability to play preowned games, a new report appears to back up those claims. In a series of purported screenshots from Microsoft’s Durango SDK published by, several earlier rumors regarding Microsoft’s next console appear to have been confirmed. Among them is the claim that game play from a disk will not be supported, and users will instead have to install games to the device’s hard drive in order to play.


It’s hard to believe that Microsoft would be so foolish. But these stories do keep popping up. And then there’s Windows RT. So I dunno: Maybe Redmond really has gone mad.


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