Some more Xbox One news hit today. Why am I posting this here? Here's the important part:
"Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once."
It's a bit too restrictive and overbearing, but certainly a step in the right direction. My single largest complaint with Steam is that I can not give my games away when I am done. In example, I bought Aliens: Poop Marines last week for $12. I finished it in two days, and will never touch it again. I would like to now be able to give it away to my friend that is the biggest Aliens fan so he can see the chunk of fiction, but I can't. That game is locked uselessly to my account forever.
My hope is that with the consoles beginning to allow license transfers like this, Valve will make the appropriate consumer-friendly response and start letting us do something similar.