Everyone seems very interested in the pre-owned game debates, so we have to assume it's an important issue. But not all gamers get the appeal.
Honestly after switching to PC I could care less. I haven't been in a Gamestop for 4+ years other than to buy steam gift cards and I'm loving it.
Towards the middle/end of every generation, I tend to pick up a lot of games to round out my collection. Typically, the best (or only) way to find a lot of these games is via a second-hand store. I've done this since the SNES era (remember Babbages and Electronic Boutique?). So, I'm not the kid buying a used copy of CoD two weeks after it launches. I'm just trying to add to my collection of games.
I agree. My motto is I only buy games that I am 100% sold on. I buy a lot of games this past year alone. Deus ex, the last of us, ni no kuni, dragons dogma, MGS HD, NHL 13, and max Payne. But games that I'm interested in have to be worth that 60
Not important to me at all. I don't sell my games or buy them used. I have 2 catergory of game purchases 1.) "must have" these are day one buys. 2.) "Other" for other games I will wait for a sale or price drop. It may be a month, or three, or even a year, but eventually I will get the game when it is at a price I feel is fair for that game.
Exactly. I never buy used games, always new. If I don't want the game enough to buy it brand-spanking new, I'm not buying it at all. Brand-spanking new doesn't always mean $60 though, that's what Amazon's for. Buy it new, but at a discounted price. If it's a game I simply can't do without (as will be the case for Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Halo 5 and KH3), then there's no question I'm paying full price for it. Absolutely everything else can wait.
Eh, it's not the most important thing to me. If I got some extra money just burning a hole in my pocket, I'll go out a buy a used game or two. The reason that I raised a fuss about MS's previous policies concerning them is because, while it may not be the most important thing to me, I know it's important to others. I like to try to think about more than just myself.
For me I'd say it fairly important. At the beginning of my 360 and PS3's life I bought everything new and never traded anything in but then over the years catching wise to how some if not more of the majority of developers would pull scams with their 5 hour campaigns, tacked on Multi-player, bugs in their games,their over priced shoddy DLC's and rip-off season passes I began to buy more used and trade in my new bought games quicker so I could re-coop some of my cash. When it comes right down to it the Developers need to take a step back and look at themselves as to why the used game market exists. I can tell you this, you make a game I can sink my teeth into, that has tons of re-playability and awesome DLC I'll keep it so long it won't be worth trading in, it all up to you, stop blaming us.
This is the crux that most defenders if Xbone don't take time to understand. Some of us don't buy used games or rent games via redbox or whatever. Some of us sell our games to supplement buying new (I fall into this category). Some if us trade with friends or burrow from friends. Thing is - all of these issues fall under the "first-sale dictrine". And by giving up the above you give up your rights of ownership. The battle started with MS policy - and we can thank Sony and ourselves for forcing our rights as consumers to be placed front and centre. But....MS has shown what they are willing to do. What their future intentions are and what they think of their fans and gaming consumers in general. Titanfall looks amazing to me. I love Halo. But I will not ever support MS again. They smashed my trust in them and rebuilding that trust would literally be impossible. They've have to show through actions over several gaming generations that they suddenly care about consumers. By that point I'll be 80! Lol Seriously, this issue isn't about you or I loving Halo or Forza.....it's about doing the right thing for the community. We need to stand together. If MS was the only option I'd suck it up because my hobby I couldn't give it up. Thankfully that's not the case. There's nothing to stop MS from changing their policies later. Their ToS is ironclad in its ability to crap all over our rights. You can't even file or participate in a class action! I'm not asking you to hate MS ...I'm asking you to value your rights andvthecrights of your peers of ownership. And simply because a big corp was forced to back down....the intent is still there. See the forest through the trees.
I appreciate what you are saying, Grim, but the fact is that if we stopped supporting companies because of either shady, anti-consumer, or other nefarious practices, or even companies that INTENDED to do those things, we would never buy a good or service from anybody. Oil companies are controlled by perhaps the most evil conglomerate ever assembled who gouge us on prices with collusion and no legitimate public explanations. Yet we still buy gas to fuel our cars. The diamond market is rooted in murder, slavery, supply control, and shady business practices. Yet the diamond engagement ring is the supposed symbol of one's declaration of "true love". Food companies engineer foods, patent seeds, jack up prices to farmers, and make it so that their products cannot be reused. Yet we still eat. Singling out Microsoft for something that they almost did is both shortsighted and hypocritical. I don't even have to point at their competitors to say this is what they did or planned on doing. The fact is, if we're going to hold them to some standard based on a principle like you are mentioning, then that principle should transfer to all goods and services that we support or don't support, lest we be hypocrites.
Your post is rife with victim statements ... If you know so much about evil corps there is a ton you can do. Buy food at a farmers market , dont buy diamonds, join a gas coop . Not hard at all to do , quite simple . Its pure laziness prevents ppl from doing this ...and last but not least if I cant buy used games or share with friends I will simply buy half as many games... Too bad for developers
I like the cut of your jib! But your examples almost without exception are all requirements of existence in today's society. Gaming is a luxury. So we can afford to hold these corps to a higher standard. Monsanto modified seeds is harder to be aware of. Because we eat what we eat at the cost we can afford. But we can't just NOT eat. In fact your only example that is not a requirement of existence for the general western consumer is buying diamonds. Guess what? I'm married and we actually discussed blood diamonds 16yrs ago before I bought her engagement ring. In the end I bought a diamond ring...but we agreed it would be the last diamond she'd own. She sees them as you and I do, but marketing and culture won the wedding engagement fight. Lol
@Grim Women do like those diamonds lol. I get what you're saying and all. I just was saying that Microsoft isn't the only "bad guy" out there. Basically I see corporations as trying to get dollars out of us by any means necessary - it's just some means are or appear to be more dastardly than others. But in the end, if we need or want something, we will still pay them. But I get the luxury thing. We aren't forced, therefore we can choose.
I don't buy used game but I do sell most of my games that I don't play anymore and keep the good ones.
I buy new games unless I can't find them new. I would rather support the people that produce and publish a game rather than a third party who only profits from somebody else's work.
Not important at all! I buy new.
I buy new most of the time. I just buy from gamefly games that I want but are not that important. I bought medal if honor warfighter for 5, twisted metal for 12 and dishonored for 10. I waited for the price to drop. If I hadn't I probably wouldn't have bought these games. The cool thing is that with gamefly you get all the original codes the game came with just as if it were brand new
My buying habits are somewhat random. If it's a game I really want, then I'll probably pick it up new. But I don't have a problem grabbing them used, either, generally. I support my favorite devs when I can by buying new, but I know I would never have become fans of devs like ATLUS if it weren't for used games. I also know not everybody can afford new games, like I can, and that it's hard to find old, out of print games new for non-ridiculous prices, which a collector like myself is prone to search for. I've also traded in many a game towards many other games. That's been a huge help in expanding my library, and my gaming tastes. I've also bought a game or two that was crap, and was glad I bought it used so I could return it, as returning a new, opened game is pretty much a no-no here in the US. So while it's not hugely important to me- as in: I could probably live without it- I know I'm not anywhere near the only gamer out there, and I know used games is beneficial to more than just me.
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