Opinion: Why The Industry Needs Pre-Owned

Pre-owned games are the bete-noir of publishers. But one retailer believes they may actually help to grow the business, ultimately benefiting the very companies that would most like to end this practise.

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kingboy6572d ago

maybe if preowned cd stores were like games then piracy rate would reduce online

Lucidmantra6571d ago

It doesn't matter. When you license a game (buy it at a store) it is fully in your rights to sell, or trade the license (read that as the media (DVD)) should you like. You are not buying the intellectual property you are buying the right to use a copy of their intellectual property (read: play the game) and if you don't want to you can sell or trade those rights away. It is the problem with being able to copy games and run them by couteracting harware and software copy countermeasures that gives this issue any press at all. People will always copy. The issue is to make a security system that is not easily cracked, hacked or worked around. This whole issue is becoming more of a mute point with the advent of free download demos that you can play and decide if you want to buy the game. Of course after you beat it you then trade but MOST of what i have traded was the crap that sucked.


Anime Games Need A Break From Arena Fighters

With so many anime games these past couple of years, there's a growing, noticeable pattern in these games that are growing stale — the Arena Fighter.

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Huey_My_D_Long1d 22h ago

I think Arena Fighters are the worst fighting subgenre to go to. Why havent the west gotten Shonen Jump games in the style of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2? Or Anime fighter like DBZ Fighterz but not just dragon ball? Arena Fighters just arent very good fighter imo. Even the best Arena Fighter series Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm I feel is pretty mediocre as a fighting game

Nasty_Neeeks8h ago

The best Arena Fighter was Tenkaichi 3 and now it’s about to be Sparking Zero. Other Anime series just can’t pull it off as well as Dragonball can

Skuletor7h ago

Have you seen Hunter×Hunter Nen×Impact yet? It sounds exactly like what you're looking for.

-Foxtrot1d 21h ago

We need more AAA anime games that are single player story driven, like you are experiencing another arc or something within that show. It's either fighting games or games that feel shallow with not much going for them, the kind which are made for the sake of it because the fanbase will eat it up anyway.

I want to see a proper well made game by great studios of Cowboy Bebop, Tenchi Muyo, Sailor Moon, Dirty Pair Flash etc

blackblades17h ago

One piece is that one of the anime thats not Pokemon and digimon that ive seen that has plenty of games outside of fighting.

Michiel198913h ago

dragon ball, naruto had some pretty good ones although a lot of them are still fighters and I think there are plenty of games from lesser known animes that aren't that, but I haven't really kept up with anime so maybe I'm completely wrong.

S2Killinit21h ago

I would like a pokemon smash style anime inspired games.

Flewid63819h ago

The entire fighting game genre needs a break from anime.

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Games Need To Stop Announcing Too Early

There are a number of issues that arise whenever games decide to announce early so let's go over some of them to find out why this is a bad practice.

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phoenixwing4d ago

To be honest I'd rather know stuff is in the works but other ppl throw fits over it so it's whatever

porkChop4d ago

I'd rather they announce a game when it's like 3 months away. Quick little advertising campaign, round of interviews, gameplay deep dive, and a launch trailer. That's all you need. Cheaper marketing rather than wasting resources trying to maintain hype over like 4 years.

SimpleDad4d ago

Also, it's more likely that people will be hyped up and make an impulse purchase, or a preorder if the release date is announced.

Hotpot4d ago

Not announcing too early also contributes to better work environment. I’m in IT and there’s just too many crunch happened because some higher ups set a hard deadline way too early down the line.

franwex4d ago

Yeah. Fallout 4 announcement was great. Announced during the summer and it came out fall of the same year.

stalnox4d ago

The same thing happened with Witchbrook, its been multiple years and nothing. No updates at all, really. It's nice to know something is coming, but waiting for 5+ years for info isn't really fun