Posts Tagged "Used Games"

Defending Used Games

Defending Used Games

Every couple months, a video game industry veteran comes forward and decries used games sales as a huge issue that is ruining the industry. I certainly agree with many of the arguments – the less money developers get from sales of their games, the harder it is for them to take risks further down the road, let alone stay in business. Nonetheless, a few words should be said in defense of used games. GameStop IS part of the games industry An odd thing about the...

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The Right Approach to Used Games and Software Piracy

The Right Approach to Used Games and Software Piracy

Developers and publishers hate the used video game business – the rest of the world, unfortunately, loves it. Blame simple economics: Any money saved through the purchase of pre-owned software directly benefits shoppers’ wallets and retailers’ bottom lines, but not game makers’ budgets, as they don’t see a dime from the resale market. Worse, chains such as GameStop are as apt as not to place used titles on-sale at steep discounts...

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