Sarcastic Gamer takes a copy of GTA4 and MGS4 to several places to find out who's screwing gamers most, when it comes to trading in used games. Includes side-by-side comparisons of what several trading options offerred
From the article: "I could see if the game ran slower, or needed maintenance, the older it got, but a used game in good condition delivers EXACTLY the same game experience as its new counterpart. So why are these companies turning in record profits off of these trade-in practices? Complacency.
As gamers, we'll get riled up about anything, as long as it doesn't ACTUALLY get to be INCONVENIENT. When we're done with a game, we need it GONE right then and there, and waiting to complete a transaction online is just unfathomable.
Rather than anticipate our desire to get rid of a game and sell it for BIG bucks, we hop in the car and drive mach-2 towards these loan sharks."