Jordan Bowman writes:
"With the American economy's schizophrenic behavior over the past few months, gamers have been doing whatever they can to cut the costs for new games. One of the easiest ways to shave off a few dollars is, of course, buying a used game from places like GameStop or eBay. The unfortunate part about doing this, however, is that the game developers make no money when their products are bought second hand. Now that used game sales are more profitable than ever (used games made up 49% of GameStop's $1.8 billion in sales during 2008's first quarter), members of the industry are speaking out against skimping on retail game purchases."