The Next Step for Digital Distribution: Used Game Sales?

Used games - not just for GameStop anymore. Fledgling platform Green Man Gaming looks to revolutionize the digital download industry by allowing gamers to trade in digital copies of games.

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Pandamobile3167d ago

Yea-no. One of the main points of digital distribution is to get rid of used game sales.

Used game sales hurt publisher and developers more than piracy.

Braineater24483167d ago

"We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity,"

butterfinger3167d ago

Try reading past the headline next time.

Pandamobile3167d ago

I did read it. I still don't see a system like this ever actually working.

butterfinger3167d ago

Of course you don't, because now you are forced to defend your initial ignorant comment.

Pandamobile3166d ago

Then explain how you would buy a 'used' digital copy of a game?

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njguy23167d ago

now we just need rentals

butterfinger3167d ago

to have game rentals. Maybe something like $5.99 for a 5 day rental would work for me.

bmw693167d ago

I think this is a great idea!!

Braineater24483167d ago

I feel bad for the kid in the picture. I know how you feel, son! Happens to the best of us...

naznatips3167d ago

Doesn't sound like it will work...

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