... lock the usage of used games!? WTF!?
This is exactly what Sony said they were planning to do with the PS3 originally. I didn't buy it then and I don't now.
Even in these montrous piracy stopping times, I don't believe the used game market can be killed. The big companies know that it's an important part of the markets chain, they just like to pretend it isn't.
Also, Gamestop and their ilk are way
too chummy with most of the big publishers to see this kinda thing happen. Look at the way the totally pissed on the "Catwoman only in new copies" plan for Arkham.
Sony didn't have the balls to follow through with it and neither will MS.