I have created a petition to Microsoft to lift the Xbox One used games fee.
Spread it like wildfire.
Dear Microsoft, We have had enough. With the announcement of the Xbox One and the confirmation of a fee that must be paid in order to play used or pre-owned games, it has become obvious that you have lost touch with reality. This aggressive tactic, along with several other choices made by your company concerning the Xbox One, shows a complete disregard and lack of respect for your audience. The choice to charge fees for pre-owned games proves our suspicions that you do not care or believe in the rights of your paying customers. Your fee is nothing more than an exercise in greed and a lust for control over the property that we, as your customers, purchase with our hard-earned money. Nothing else demonstrates this fact more than the words of your very own vice president, Phil Harrison: “It sits on your harddrive and you have permission to play that game as long as you’d like.” Permission. According to your mindset, we do not own the games we pay for. We merely have the permission to play them. And why should we complain? It’s not like we own the cars we pay for. Or the computers. Or the houses. Or any other number of valuable things we buy. We merely have the permission to use them, right? Here’s the truth: We do own the games we buy. We can do whatever we wish with them because we paid for them. The only right we do not have is to reproduce them. That right is reserved for you. All else stops once we purchase them. What you are trying to do is commandeer our basic rights as consumers and take away what we already own. You want a monopoly on our rights to do what we wish with our property Therefore, we, the signers of this petition, refuse to purchase the Xbox One or any games, peripherals or services related to it until the decision to charge fees for used and pre-owned games is lifted and eliminated. With all due respect, The Gaming Community
Notes: 2330 / 1 year ago
from gamefreaksnz (originally from gurtmcsquirt)
If someone told you this was Kevin’s first cosplay, would you believe it? Well… it is. Kevin Thong is a French cosplayer living in Paris, France. He designed Isaac Clarke’s suit with his father and their friend. A funny thing I would like to note, is that they actually used some gardening tool to create the suit. That’s one of the coolest things about cosplay: you can use whatever materials you want to make it work. And believe me, it worked. After debuting his suit at the Japan Expo, EA called Kevin for an interview.
As far is Dead Space 3 goes, it is currently being planned out. Dead Space 2 came out at the beginning of this year, so I don’t expect to see much about the third installment until later next year. If it’s anything like the first or second, I will undoubtedly get it.
Gary wanted to ask his lady to marry him, but instead of doing it over a fancy dinner or at the beach, he hired a pair of Portal level designers to make a custom lovey-dovey map and even got Ellen McLain to reprise her role as the voice of GLaDOS. Gary is a smooth criminal.
The video above features cinematic highlights. Click here to watch a full play-through.
Super Mario Genderswaps! This was a super fun design challenge, and I’m pretty pleased with how they all turned out — especially Luigi. My favourite thing is how Waluigi just looks the usual design, but in drag.