Used games - not just for GameStop anymore. Fledgling platform Green Man Gaming looks to revolutionize the digital download industry by allowing gamers to trade in digital copies of games.
Yea-no. One of the main points of digital distribution is to get rid of used game sales. Used game sales hurt publisher and developers more than piracy.
"We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity,"
Try reading past the headline next time.
I did read it. I still don't see a system like this ever actually working.
Of course you don't, because now you are forced to defend your initial ignorant comment.
Then explain how you would buy a 'used' digital copy of a game?
now we just need rentals
to have game rentals. Maybe something like $5.99 for a 5 day rental would work for me.
I think this is a great idea!!
I feel bad for the kid in the picture. I know how you feel, son! Happens to the best of us...
Doesn't sound like it will work...
that pic cracks me up
DD is coming. Its cheaper for game developers. Cuts out the middle manand look at the massive success of steam? Those costs can be feed to consumers. No packaging or marketing in that traditional way. No fees to pay stores to stock items. This is coming FAST just because of those savings to companies. If you ask a company they can save millions putting out their product and still make the same type of revenue, what do you think they are going to do? DD was around the time of the Atari 2600 and Intellivsion.
It would be better than current used game sales, since the dev earns money...now, would it actually work? That's the real question...it sounds like a good idea, but I'm sure the dev will prefer you buy your games new since they'll get a higher cut
put on a product i purchased. Next they will say we cannot sell our cars without paying royalties to the manufacturer. The whole reason to purchase something (other than what it was designed for) is to own it. Do with it as we see fit. I don't like rules like this put on products that i purchase.
They should have a transfer code option for digital downloads, YOU own the game once purchased not them, you should be able to sell or give it to anyone you want, via transfer code
like they could make that work, but obviously it isn't in the corporations' best interests. We all have to keep in mind that they are in the business of making money, not helping us out. Hopefully one of the big three will do something like that, so the others are virtually forced to follow suit.
DD would work very well if most isp did not cap user have download limits then there's next gen when theres a new ps or new xbox i even think pc could go to blu ray ps3 has shown that bigger games are needed examples like uncharted and metal gear solid or killzone how long would take an average person to download 25gb-50gb maybe 100gb in few years dd only work if internet speeds evolve at same rate for last 4-6 years i have been downloaded at 400kbs thats about 3.1 mbps thats the fastest in area its all right to download xbox games but that takes about 12 hours i really dont see this working any time soon but its only the isp's fault this could be amazing feature
a few years out for the masses, but some of us can enjoy it right now. ISPs limiting people is really going to be the downfall of the entire idea if they don't change their ways. Hopefully broadband plans will work out like cell plans did over the years. I remember having one of the first big cell phones in the 90's with an unlimited plan on AT&T, then they went the way of charging for overuse (my plan is still cheap and unlimited thanks to having the same one for years), but now we are heading back to unlimited (although still pricey in most cases) plans.
A few years out for the masses? There's like 25 million people that use Steam, which is almost as large as the install base of the PS3.
Your logic fails. Steam makes up about %70 of all distribution yet fails to have as many accounts as the gaming system in THIRD place this generation? The "masses" means more than just the PS3 install base. Talk to me when over 100 million people are using Steam or digital distribution for gaming. You just sound like a typical PC gamer, NOT the norm. I guess we will just ignore the fact that Steam has also been around for over 6 years already as well.
Nice, DD is a waste imo except for very small things, Lets go with a 25GB blu ray, downloading that now would take hours if not days. Next lets think on lets say we were able to get it in hours, Companies like comcast etc will make tiers so that people like us pay through the teeth to use the bandwidth, no thanks, if they are in it for the money or not its in OUR best interest to fight back on price. Period
I'm all for DD and doing away with used games all together... For 5 bucks more you can usually buy it new anyways. Gamestops need to go away. Simple and clean. I usher in DD to the max. I love the ease and access of all my movies being a button push away instead of getting up, picking one out and putting it in to play... Games on the PSN already show us how much more realxing it is and how much more spontanious gaming can be. DD all the way!!
Bandwidth caps are the only thing going to hinder DD.
Surely they have an unlimited number of digital copies? Thus it's just a waste of money to buy back old games and sell them at a lower price. Perhaps I'm not understanding this.
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