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The Upcoming War on Used Games

 
Anonymous Coward
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04/02/2012 11:37 AM
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On the upcoming Xbox and Playstation systems, there will likely be an extra charge to be able to play a used game. That's right...developers are getting upset that kids pay for their game, beat it or get tired of it in a few weeks, and sell it to GameStop.
Gamestop, then, turns around and re-sells it for a profit to someone who hasn't had the opportunity to play it.
Game developers are pissy because they see none of this profit.

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They want to be paid each time their game is sold...whether it's new or not. The real catch is that you can buy the game used at a dicounted price no problem. You just have to pay extra if you actually want full access to the game. It's the same as you going out to buy a 99 Ford Focus and only being allowed to drive it if you pay royalties to Ford.

Why is this a problem?

You aren't going to be able to get games at a reasonable discount for buying used. Even though you paid lessr the game, you'll be paying more just to play it, so you might as well just get a new one.
Instead of whining about diminishing profits because of kids returning their games back to GameStop, perhaps they should just make a game that you want to keep. I have no problem playing games like Skyrim and Forza for month after month because they update with new content to keep you interested. Perhaps if developers don't want people returning their products, they should get with the program and do the same.

I won't be buying any new gaming system that supports charging you extra for recycling a used game. I suggest you all do the same.
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Time to put away childish things. Greed kills companies and I'm A OK with it.
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04/02/2012 11:38 AM
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Let's go outside and play football or baseball! It's in 3D!
-GooGooFlexy- (OP)

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04/02/2012 11:40 AM
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Let's go outside and play football or baseball! It's in 3D!
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Preaching to the choir man. I played baseball for 12 years.

I'm afraid that sometimes here in the south...it rains.
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07/16/2012 02:30 PM
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2 issues with this. If gaming publishers don't allow used games there will be less people to buy DLC. The other thing is if my friend wants to play a game at my house, will he have to bring his console at that point?bsflag
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07/16/2012 06:27 PM
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World's coming apart at the seams, who gives a &#$*@ about used games.
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You mad bro?

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