Submitted by Speed-Racer 931d ago | opinion piece

Used Games: A Thing of the Past?

With rumors swirling of the supposed exclusion of used game support from Microsoft’s upcoming console, all signs point to pre-owned purchases being a thing of the past for Xbox users. (Xbox 360)

mcroddi  +   931d ago
It won't go away.
RonyDean  +   931d ago
Agreed. I don't see this ever happening.
Speed-Racer  +   931d ago
It will be a long while before it happens. Unless there is a proper digital system for distribution of 2nd hand games, I don't see it going away any time soon.
RuleofOne343  +   931d ago
It's going the way of the 8 Track, LP, 45, Cassette, Walkman, boom boxes, rabbit ear Antennas ,black & white TVs. Me personally I bid that Mofo a fond farewell.

@Racer-X if their were a proper digital system for distribution of 2nd hand games, think the developers would run it or make sure it did not become a retail store again.
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Hicken  +   931d ago
All those examples are of outdated technology. Used games- prior ownership, as a concept- isn't something that can be left behind in the same way.

Or are you telling me that there will come a time when NOTHING is owned by consecutive individuals? When you'll no longer be able to sell or give away clothes, houses, cars, even pets?
Jek_Porkins  +   931d ago
Not anytime soon.
drsnoopyseussdog  +   931d ago
Wii U, PS4, 3DS, and PS VITA all allow you to play used games, so if Microsoft wants to try and stop it with their new XBOX then they are just being moronic.
RespectedDesperado  +   931d ago
I think developers will make it so that if you do buy preowned games you will need some voucher code to get the complete experience unless you buy a preowned copy with an unused code.
Ducky  +   931d ago
That's pretty much already being done, with games like Rage and ArkhamCity locking away single-player content unless you have a code.
Rob Hornecker  +   931d ago
Wouldn't it be something if both next gen systems adopt this NO used games mentality and used a digital ONLY distribution of new games and there NEW console didn't SELL!!!!

If these rumors become real,it would not surprise me if the next gen tanked! Used games are a part of life as much as death and taxes are!. In these rough economic times people can't afford a $60.00 new game...that they may not even like!

Lets hope that that game console companies can come up with some sort of happy medium.Perhaps a pass code for used games that could be purchased at a reasonable price to play a used game.

As long time gamers,we need to get our thoughts out there on these issues!!!

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