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Microsoft reverses game sharing policy for new Xbox

Microsoft, after losing an initial face-off with Sony’s new PlayStation 4 console, dropped curbs on trading games and the need for regular Internet connections for its Xbox One.

20th June, 2013
The Xbox One is launched.

Microsoft, after losing an initial face-off with Sony’s new PlayStation 4 console, dropped curbs on trading games and the need for regular Internet connections for its Xbox One home entertainment unit.

The console, after an initial one-time set-up, won’t need to connect to the Web at least once every 24 hours to continue playing a game, Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment unit, said in a blog posting yesterday. The Redmond, Washington-based company...

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