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Game developers want a cut of the used game pie? I don’t think so - Gamer Horizon

After Xbox One’s failed attempt to try and stymie used game sales by funneling them through “participating retailers” and thus killing off private sales, loaning and game rentals, developers like former Epic superstar Cliffy B and God of War creator David Jaffe took to Twitter to voice their disdain for used sales and more specifically, GameStop. Again, they were of the opinion that each used sale is money being taken from their pockets and they should get a cut of the used game sales. PS4 developer Ready at Dawn, which has the upcoming The Order: 1866 currently gestating, recently voiced their dissatisfaction with GameStop’s business model of pushing used games over new. Now, this might prove controversial, but it’s a stance I firmly believe in so brace yourselves - Game developers and publishers are not entitled to a single dime after the initial sale. Not one red cent. And the fact that they think they’re entitled to any of it is , quite frankly, ludicrous.

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1793d ago Replies(6)
Bigpappy1793d ago

'The_Infected' has a strong argument from the developers perspective. But I have to side with 'CalvinKlein' on this one.

If publisher want a piece of the use game market, just offer gamers a better deal for their used games.

But 'CalvinKlein' is still missing one key factor that almost everyone seems to ignore: What about USED DIGITAL games? You said they could go digital to screw PS, which is true, but they also screw the gamers. We almost had M$ offering a policy for Digital ownership, but people who want to stay with physical disk won that round for now. I really hope M$ have 2 separate policies for digital and physical so they could offer some type of freedom for people who are ready to move to Digital over physical.

N81792d ago

It wouldn't be a problem if other companies offered something better. Either way your handing your money to a company that just wants to make money.

Cmk01211792d ago

if they want a slice of the pie they need to mimic steam , come up with digital rewards, an ecosystem for trading digital games or what have you. Dont idly sit by that games shouldnt be able to be traded and they want more money. if i buy a shirt from whomever do thye get a portion of it if i resell to thrift shop,yard sale etc. No so they need to do something positive or get over it, gamestop robs us and they cant compete with that???

Majin-vegeta1792d ago

This is not spam mods and excuse the caps rage.

WHAT MAKES THE DAMN VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY SO "SPECIAL"THAT THEY DESERVE TO BE PAID TWICE FOR THEIR WORK??THEY ALREADY GOT PAID WHEN THE CUSTOMER BOUGHT THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME.WHY DOES NO OTHER INDUSTRY B*ITCH ABOUT USED SALES BUT ONLY THE GAME INDUSTRY??

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