heathen Posted August 26, 2010 Share Posted August 26, 2010 (edited) Instead of the doom and gloom, let's look at this from another angle: Suddenly you can't get the online component if you buy used. There's been talk of publishers selling rights to online stuff for used games for a small fee. This would mean the value of a used game as such would be less, thus probably lowering it's price on Gamestop / Ebay / whatever. The seller gets less profit from a game that's already been in use, the publishers get their cut from the used market and the customer (hopefully) won't have to pay any more than they used to. A lot of people in this thread seem to forget that online games have upkeep costs that can be quite high. As we live in a capitalist world, there is no free lunch. I don't see anything wrong with the publisher wanting a cut from the profits Gamestop and similar chains are making on used games since the games still use services provided by the publishers. This was different in the Nintendo era when the publisher involvement ended when the game shipped to the stores. If in the end we, the customers don't have to pay more for the used games I'm all for this. Edited August 26, 2010 by heathen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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