@xer0ph0kus: Just because we lost the war in the PC-front a while back doesn't mean we should just surrender trying to hold onto our console [used game] rights as well. Leave any false sense of corporate-favoritism behind and get to grips with the state of the matter.
I like how you are saying rights, like it's some sort of UN sanctioned enforceable thing that used games are something you are entitled to. Don't like it? Don't buy the system and games, but where else are you going to go? I guarantee you this wasn't Microsoft choice and it was more the publishers pressuring them to do something about used games. That means Sony the lesser successful console was also under the knife too from publishers to do it. They just haven't told you yet.
And Steam's never been more popular than it is right now. No used games on Steam has resulted in lower overall prices for people buying new. I don't think anything at all was lost on PC. We gained a bigger market, better saves and game management, and lower prices. We lost maybe some people that would have pirated if they weren't given the better option that is Steam?
8-10 years ago, the general consensus (on the internet) was that a platform for digital purchases and downloads was a crazy idea that'd never succeed. Now Steam has millions of users and has the biggest market share of any PC gaming retailer.
Nobody said that 8-10 years ago. 16-20 years ago, sure, but nobody except a minority of psychopaths in 2003-2005 said that digital retail platform would never succeed. If that's what you heard in general on the internet, you were socializing in a very disturbing place.
Steam launched in 2003 and there was mass hysteria with people saying they'd never use it and would never give up their physical disks. That was 10 years ago. Then, in 2005-06 and the release of the current gen consoles the PC was pronounced dead forever.