Submitted by edsmith1990 966d ago | opinion piece

Why Games Matter - The Industry Needs Second Hand Games

Ed Smith of IBTimes UK writes: "Unconfirmed console rumours are like episodes of Law and Order - there are hundreds of them and they're all rubbish. But if the murmurs are right for once and the next Xbox won't run second hand games, well, at least then we'll be finally able to know what we've all suspected for a while, that videogames are consumer electronics and that developers are just factories.

"I get that this would be a measure to curb piracy, and as much as anyone at Microsoft, I dislike pirates. The idea that you shouldn't have to pay for something just because it's media or intangible or made by somebody who's rich already is absurd. In the same way that someone made a chair or an oven, someone made whatever it is you're watching and you ought to pay for it.

"I get where this idea might be coming from; I get how Microsoft wants everybody who plays something by one of their artists to pay money to that artist. But at the same time, isn't it just sort of...evil? Because not everyone can afford £40 for a videogame, and a lot of eager people who play games will be effectively priced out of their hobby. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

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