Fair Trade: The Simple Economics of Why Game Developers Should Shut Up About Used Games, Part 1

Crispy Gamer writes:

"Attention game developers:

You may not like it, but I am going to trade in my used games for new games. There's nothing you can do to stop me and I am going to laugh all the way to the bank.

I am sorry that you feel that I am ripping you off, robbing you of the fruits of your labors, and kicking you in your creative loins. It makes me sad that it makes you sad. But you've got to admit that paying $30 for Gears of War 2 sure beats paying $60!

Maybe it doesn't seem fair to you that GameStop brought in over $2 billion selling used games last year while you are watching your game scores tank at Metacritic. But man, I gotta make my gaming dollar go as far as it can in this economy. Money doesn't grow on trees! So, used games it is."

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