Death of the Used Game Industry? -CPG

We remember scrounging around for bottles, change, old games… anything that would help us get that cash we needed for that game we wanted. We were never able to afford the new games then; we were hardly able to afford the used games. Yet somehow we managed to get the games we wanted, thanks to the games being used. Used games, however, seem to be public enemy number one in the eyes of some game publishers.

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Godmars2902234d ago

Goodbye Gamefly and game rentals in general then.

Do the publishers trying to implement this understand how they're about to ruin the industry?

dark-hollow2233d ago

Bu bu but they are so poor they need money!!!
Yesterday I saw EA's CEO on the street playing one man's band for some spare to feed his family ):

BuffMordecai2233d ago (Edited 2233d ago )

That rumored feature on the next xbox would only work if people bend over and accept getting raped. If people are smart, they'll vote with their wallet, forcing microsoft to drop the feature.

Simon_Brezhnev2233d ago

We'll microsoft will make it work with their audience. Look at xbox live.

Funny thing is i bet the next generation games be $69.99 or $79.99.

If any developer does this i hope they go bankrupt.

BuffMordecai2233d ago (Edited 2233d ago )

Double post.

ziggurcat2233d ago

the aggravating thing about this is that these moron devs think that they deserve to get paid twice/three times for the same copy of any of their games... you certainly don't see the movie industry or literary community whining about used DVD/book purchases.

Hicken2233d ago

Even more aggravating is that there are so many gamers who try to justify the stance the publishers and developers have taken. They're pretty much giving away all their consumer rights, and they're HAPPY to do so.

I don't know what to do about that. But if such a mentality is left alone, it WILL allow the greed to win, and it'll ruin gaming for everyone.

wiggles2233d ago

It's to bad the consumer and the developer have to fight over this. It's not my fault that game devs don't create games that are actually worthy of a $60 price tag. I only bought 3 games at 60 last year, and they were worth it ( except for AC: Revelations). Everything else I bought used because I still thought the new price was to high.