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Xbox One-Eighty: Microsoft Backtracks on New Console DRM

The Xbox One will not require Internet “check-ins” and will not impose restrictions on how games may be loaned or shared, Microsoft announced today. Early word of the announcement was first reported by Giant Bomb. The policy changes mean the game playing and sharing experiences on the One will be the same as they are on Microsoft’s current console, the Xbox 360. The company initially defended the DRM policies, including at last week’s game trade show E3, but backlash from gamers was apparently loud and fierce enough to effect a change.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald