jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 03:28: The consumer is not their audience. The publishers are their audience.
This. I gigglesnorted when I read EA's denial that they had anything to do with MS going this route. Yeah, it was pure coincidence that you guys canceled the online pass bullshit five days prior to MS announcing that they'd shit all over the used market.
One of today's linked articles said it very succinctly. Mehdi pretends that the customer is #1, but the only benefits he's mentioning are benefits for MS and the Publishers. There are no benefits for consumers to be found anywhere.