no used games for next xbox console?
Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:10 AM
that would suck..
i buy most of my games used...
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:34 PM
Don't see what the problem is, the article in no way says that it's the end of Used Games, it just says that Microsoft is considering ways to make sure that game producers get a cut of the profits made by reselling Used Games. However, such as system would have to be balanced between the Developer and the Distributor.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:41 PM
Edited by Visor, 26 January 2012 - 12:46 PM.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:50 PM
After that whole "SOPA" deal, I'm much, much less inclined to give gaming publishers kicking and screaming because they can't get some extra bucks and coming up with new ways to bother customers because of it any sympathy at all.
If those poor sods would be so drained of money due to the used games market, how come they can still haphazardly throw hundreds of thousands of dollars towards pushing a bill through that would end the internet as we know it probably without even reaching the "noble goal" it was set to have?
Tons of collateral damage without doing what it's seemingly supposed to do... reminds one a bit of DRM, doesn't it?
I do not believe at all that the used games market is anywhere, anywhere nearly as abrasive to publishers as their means to "combat" it is to customers.
Just a matter of entitlement issues imo.
But yeah, one day, it will happen.
One day they will "defeat" that sworn enemy whose existance they didn't even acknowledge until recently.
Because they can.
There's something seriously wrong with the entertainment industry.
Edited by 9_6, 27 January 2012 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:06 PM
games tied to one system (user) - STEAM
DLC - downloadable content across a lot of systems
(although supposedly some game companies make
specific keys, that let you unlock it with used games)
there's a lot of things companies do to be anti-consumer..
however, they have an entrenched market, that will
continue to support buying the items, regardless of DRM,
and other inconveniences..
Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:04 PM
They will lose a lot of customers, including myself.
In fact, they're already doing stuff like this right now. With those codes that come with games to "unlock" the online mode, that are only valid for one account.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:29 AM
That's not the same as buying them new. Usually I'll wait until a year or two after release when the games have dropped to a reasonable price.
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