Publishers are zeroing in on eradicating the trade-in industry, led by none other than Epic Games, a company with blockbuster games, and a business model which depends on developers being able to afford their middleware. Gameplayer investigates.
"Don't get us wrong, we're not saying that a little greed isn't good - hell we've watched the movie Wall St, and we take many of our moral cues from Gordon Gecko. But when that greed comes at the expense of other, more important things, we're not fans of it at all. Here are four major reasons why these proposed measures are crap, and why killing off trade-ins is going to be bad for Joe Average (i.e. you, me, and the one unfortunate bastard who actually got christened Joseph P. Average)."