Trendy Gamers: Checking out the weekly Gamestop ad, I noticed something very different. Instead of saying ‘used’ or ‘pre-owned’ when talking about games that were traded in, they all used the word ‘recycled‘.
Well At least the Dev's aren't getting ripped off now that they are Recycled Games and not Used Games
They still are.
That's the joke... ಠ_ಠ
They never were. They can't expect people to pay $60 for games and then have zero transferable ownership of that copy. Make the games $30 and maybe I won't mind giving that right up.
REALLY? @ Dark Hollow....BUBBLES!
Just going to throw this out there: The "recycled" wording was already being used, it's been popping up in EB's/Gamestop for awhile now. When they get "new" pre owned titles the green with "recycled" printed on it goes on instead of the yellow. Seriously...this has been going on for a few months, is this really news?
lol screwed? it's called a good business model, same as every other used business out there, people who want something cheaper will buy it used, same with cars, electronics etc. Stop whining and complaining like this is something new, this really shows how immature the games industry is, both the people who make games AND those who buy them.
Old! Cod has been recycled since 2008.
Bwahaha some random s*** right there, wtf, are you high grap? lol
I can't understand how people didn't detect his obvious sarcasm.
Used Games Are Gone, Say Hello To 'Recycled Games' GONE MY ASS, they still are used games. if any RECYCLING being done is gamestop recycling USED games to comsumers for profit.
It's a transfer of ownership, only one person can own a copy at any giving time. I reserve the right to sell any of my property to whoever I choose. Especially a game I don't like or don't play anymore.
Wow, and they even have a green sign, like they're helping the environment, lol
"recycled games" LMAO this shit cracked me up
hahaha i thought the exact same thing as you!
Made with 100% recycled materials.
sounds like a few games i have played lol.
no no no Recycled Games is not for Used Games , it is for COD
This is kinda stupid.
xbox cases are recycled so if u look at the picture those are xbox games so they arent used they have been recycled for the next consumer....i guess thats what gamestop is tryin to do
Doubt it, I can see Tenchu Z and Star Ocean there. Those were out way before they started using recycled cases and I doubt they are still in production. This is just trying to glorify used games, nothing more
yeah i see ur point but if that is true about star ocean they must have stopped at that time cause im sure the simpsons games is older i have it and it has a big recycle symbol behind the disc on the case
Then I could actually be very wrong, I think I may be confusing the recycled cases with the recent Eco cases they have started doing in the last 6-8 months
There is no difference between used and recycled. All this is is a cynical attempt to appear environmentally sensitive in a world where 'green' is the hottest buzz-word, and to try to convince modern shoppers that by purchasing 'recycled' games they are doing their bit for Mother Earth.
It will probably work. Clever marketing really.
It will work because the average IQ of a person these days has dropped quite a bit in comparison to other generations. Seriously, you can't call a 16 year-old girl that listens to Bieber 'intelligent', can you? :D
@mynameisEvil Have you seen the movie Idiocracy? A movie set in the future where everyone has become idiots basically....
I even asked an EB Games employee recently what the difference is between used and recycled and he said nothing aside from the name.
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Excuse me sir, i see you guys have a recycled game section, I was trying to see if you had a garbage game section? Actually we do but we only have a few titles in stock right now....uhm basically every call of duty after mw1. Check back in a week and we may have some copies of socom 4 there too. Ok thanks :D
@ trendygamers: say hello to a long time ago when EB games/gamestop stopped referring to used games as "used".
I believe the term recycled goes better when games get the *Platinum Hits treatment. It's more appropriate to term used games as pre-owned.
Now you mention it used are called per-owned at EB in Australia.
Used games = games that have been played. A new game becomes used the moment it was booted up for the first time. Every game we played is used. Recycled games = games returned to the market to be sold again Publishers and developers won't complain about used games anymore.
Semantics, aint it fun?
HD remakes are also recycled games.
recycled?? o.O wtf??GameStop continues to annoy.. great job a-holes
Whoever came up with this idea is getting a big promotion, I assure you.
dat bitch is bad
We've been having recycled games ever since cod:world at war.
i liked used games rather than recycled games
It's just a ploy to look green. It's still a used game. lol Just a relabeling
A rose by any other name...
i hope games will be recycled when the new systems come out
Walks like a duck...
So any devs/publishers that are against used game sales are helping destroy this planet ! lol.
I bet like all the devs/publishers dont even know this. So they will continue bashing and complaining about used games and GameStop will be like... what used games? we dont sell used games anymore ;) lol
arent most of gamestops "new" games "recycled games"
dumpster diving....here i come!
Recycled sounds worse than used in my opinion.
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