This piece is a response, of sorts, to this video by The Cynical Brit (as if there is any other kind, right?). The Cliff Bleszinski linked to it in this blog post, as a self-explanatory, factual elaboration on the evils of used games, by simply saying: “Watch this video, and then come back.”
We did watch it, and while admittedly, it does make several good points (as does Cliffy himself), we’d respectfully beg to differ. Don’t get us wrong here, we do appreciate the fact that used games do some damage to game makers but we don’t agree with the very one-sided reasoning there. The Cynical Brit brings up a few popular arguments and “shoots them full of holes”, according to himself. Let us attempt to do the same.