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GameStop looking into reselling digital content

GameSpot- GameStop already has a solid footing in the boxed used games business, but as the industry trends toward digital, the chain is considering ways it could resell downloadable games. Speaking to GameSpot from the retailer's refurbishment center in Grapevine, Texas, this week, GameStop CEO Paul Raines said the firm is looking into digital secondhand sales.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1525d ago

This will be bad.. especially for pc..

Saryk1525d ago

This would be awesome for PC. Going by how much my Steam account is worth, I would get at least a grand for my games I do not play. Then i would turn around and buy more games.

xX-StolenSoul-Xx1525d ago

Agree, being able to sell my unplayed pc games? Of course I would sell if I had the chance. I don't know how anyone could think it's bad.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

So getting games for $7.50 then selling them cheaper without the devs getting any cash is good for pc?

I meant to say it's bad for pc devs seem you forgot about them.

Consoles have lower piracy and most used games sales.
pc has most piracy and no game sales.

now pc will have most piracy and used game sales.

If you think pc got ignored in favor of consoles by devs before you haven't seen anything yet.

You are thinking only from a consumers perspective.

Now people will buy form your account instead of valve.

I expect free 2 play to really take over completely then.

But I can't say that that you shouldn't have the right to sell your games. But It will definitely hurt the platform you love.

Everyone's first though is "how can it benefit me?" my first thought was about the platform.

How can this be bad?
You could easily sell your game then buy more used games.. Hmmm I think a lot of people will take that route.

PoSTedUP1525d ago

im pretty sure my gamestop sells pc digital content. isnt buying the codes for the games at the store considered the same thing?

nukeitall1525d ago

This wouldn't just apply for PC, but I think this is a great idea!

More power to consumers, and less to those big publishers! yay!!!

@PoSTedUP:

No this is for individual users to trade in their digital game license for GameStop to resell. This stems from a ruling that made it a legal requirement to allow all users to resell digital licenses.

Wish this happened in the US!

PoSTedUP1525d ago

oh ok that would be awesome im sick of getting stuck with digital copies of games...

Patriots_Pride1524d ago

What are you guys blabbering about? First of all Steam would have to agree to this - gamestop cant just take your games from your steam account and sell them to someone else.

This proposal that game stop is scheming is madness and Steam or any other digital distributor would have to be on crack to agree to this.

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Oh_Yeah1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

heeeeree we go again -__- these guys need to go somewhere. Ill sell my games to the people first hand, better deal for me and ill make sure its cheaper than what gamestops charging them. i dont need a middle man ripping me off.

rataranian1525d ago

I can see it now..."how much will you give me for this?" ...Well it's not mint condition because you played it. So $2.
"...=( mint condition?"

:D

Saryk1525d ago

PC gamers pay a very low price for games compared to the consolers. Excluding COD and a couple other series.

rataranian1525d ago

I'm starting to see that. I just built my first gaming pc and I'm liking it a lot. It smashes the console in every way also. At a large cost, but seeing how much money console games are it's not that bad. I still love the boxes tho too.

Emilio_Estevez1525d ago

Who would have thought? I have trouble seeing how this would work for a company though.

zombiebirdhouse1525d ago

So they are looking into virtual sticker technology to put on the title screen or disclaimers.

Summons751525d ago

oh gamestop, your greed and selfishness never stops amazing me. I can't wait until you inevitably go out of business and the gaming industry is spared from your tyranny

DOOMZ1525d ago

Sorry but I like going to the game store. Dosent have to be Game Stop but I like the whole tangable/social aspect of brick & moarter...

Summons751525d ago

I do to which is why I will go to Best Buy or target. I will never give any money to gamestop in my life

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