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DICE: Next-gen used games block 'can be a win and a loss'

Interim DICE CEO and Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach has weighed in on the debate surrounding the rumoured introduction of anti-used game measures for next-gen consoles.

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Majin-vegeta2393d ago

Make your game's worth peoples money and support them constantly and then maybe people wouldn't be forced to sell them(Directed at every Developer).

NYC_Gamer2393d ago (Edited 2393d ago )

Some folks on N4G may dislike Activision but at least they aren't speaking out against the used game market

geth1gh2392d ago (Edited 2392d ago )

So you guys support letting gamestop continue to ruin the game industry and make mass profits while they screw you in the butt?

I mean come one, they are selling newer games with gamepasses for their standard "newer" used game price of $55 and not even saying shit about it.

Therefore you get home and you have an extra $15 to play on a game pass.

I agree games are boring these days and that needs to be fixed.

But I have been waiting a long time to see gamestop go down for the anal rapping they give gamers for used games, be it buying (buying it from you for $5, selling it for $35..) or selling you a game that will end up costing more than a new one.

mr_badhand2392d ago

They are also selling used games that have been discontinued. Such as older ps2, Xbox and GC games.

Not to mention current games that are not in production anymore due to low sales or low shipment.

and not all used games are $55. I picked up Infinite Undiscovery and Magna Carta for 10 bux each and Gamestop.

Yes Gamestop does have its drawbacks. Having them pay you 10 or 5 bux then turn around and sell it for 35 or 40 is f*'d up. But how about you open a business and counter them and give them some competition so they can change this.

I remember Gamecrazy did just that...sadly they went under.

geth1gh2392d ago

Gamestop doesn't give a fuck about gamers, the only people that make their business possible. They have turned into a major corporation that does ANYTHING to make money even if it harms their own customers.

That's the problem I have with gamestop.

sriki0072392d ago

nobody is asking people to buy it from gamestop..
For someone like me i buy only 2 to 3 games every year. And my buddy buys 2 to 3. After we finish playing it we exchange it ourselves.. And the publishers get 15 bucks for the online pass..
Its win-win.

mr_badhand2392d ago

What business gives a f*c* about gamers?

When it comes down to it, the bottom line, all businesses care about is money.

I know its shocking and it may piss you off but that's how it is. Gamestop, sony, MS, Nintendo, Best Buy, Target, Walmart. They all care about money and making a profit.

geth1gh2392d ago (Edited 2392d ago )

Nvidia gives a fuck about gamers man, right along with the majority of pc hardware manufactures.

Something that I haven't seen a lot of in any other gaming markets.

mr_badhand2392d ago

Well I can't speak for Nvidia or any PC manufacturer since im not a PC guy. But im sure their bottom line is $$$ too.

geth1gh2392d ago

Of course. But they actually care about the consumers in the process, maybe its the fact that they have soo much competition but that's what it comes down to.

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SKUD2392d ago

Killing off the used games market would start a war publishers / devs can't win.

GamingPerson2392d ago (Edited 2392d ago )

Would most people stop playing games? nope.Gamers would pirate or buy new.

Kaos_Vll2392d ago

not every gamer is as weak minded as you set us out to seem. The only "gamers" that would do so would be the hardcore which at this point in gaming consists of far fewer numbers than the casuals that would simply find something else to spend their time and money on.

Even those that only buy new would lessen the number of titles they bought. It's insane that pubs/devs think their profit will go up with this business model.

Who in their right mind is going to spend $60-80 on a game that could turn out to be a turd and now you're stuck with it? Might happen once or twice but consumers will not continue to waste their hard earned cash.

sriki0072392d ago

no second hand sales = people will resort to piracy.. As simple as that.
I think the current online pass thing works pretty well..

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