Why the assumption that the Rental Business is doomed?

#1UnknownToasterPosted 5/24/2013 11:01:42 AM(edited)
Why are you all jumping to the assertion that Gamefly will die here?

From where I sit Gamefly operates just likw a used game store only the transactions happen a lot faster. So all that would need to eb done is give Gamefly for example the same Azure cloud system and your done.

In the end this actually means you have the game longer if you downloaded it to the hard drive. You send the game back and you technically still have the game until the point that Gamefly gets it back and scans it to deactivate it and send it out to the next person.

It's the same thing.
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#2Lunacy182Posted 5/24/2013 11:03:55 AM
People on this board like to speculate and jump to conclusions.
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#3UnknownToaster(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2013 11:07:16 AM
It's not just this board. Gamers are worse than tea party republicans when it comes to baseless assumptions. This is on the same level as "Death Panels"
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#42NIKNIMPosted 5/24/2013 11:07:34 AM
They may go back to making "Rental copy" discs where these have a different free-for-all code?

If they do then there could be a new black market trade for rentals haha
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#5MrSpaM111Posted 5/24/2013 11:07:57 AM
Because people arnt going to trade in games any more because they will get next to nothing for trading it in, it won't be the end of the rental business though, people will still be able to rent PS4 and Wii U games, It's just Microsoft customers who will suffer currently.
#6Lunacy182Posted 5/24/2013 11:09:06 AM
MrSpaM111 posted...
Because people arnt going to trade in games any more because they will get next to nothing for trading it in, it won't be the end of the rental business though, people will still be able to rent PS4 and Wii U games, It's just Microsoft customers who will suffer currently.


See. That's what I'm talking about.
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#7UnknownToaster(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2013 11:10:21 AM
I am telling you MrSpaM111 that there will be Xbox one rentals. They can sue the same Azure Cloud system as Gamestop and other used game retailers.
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#8Jabroni2000Posted 5/24/2013 11:10:55 AM
I think the vast majority of people here don't understand what the Azure thing is or how it works, or maybe they haven't heard about it.

It's just a bunch of kneejerk reactions.

To be fair, Microsoft hasn't explained it very well. But at this point I'm not sure people want to listen either.
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#9Mewtwo_soulPosted 5/24/2013 11:12:33 AM
Lunacy182 posted...
MrSpaM111 posted...
Because people arnt going to trade in games any more because they will get next to nothing for trading it in, it won't be the end of the rental business though, people will still be able to rent PS4 and Wii U games, It's just Microsoft customers who will suffer currently.


See. That's what I'm talking about.


It's not a baseless conclusion.

When a company gains a certain level of control, they make the decision on how much you will get for trade in value, and how much you will pay.

Take this into account:

Game stop will not make the same amount of fees as before if Microsoft steps in and takes a portion of them. This leads to the logical conclusion of anyone with a brain, that trade in value will diminish from what it is, and buying used will cost significantly more.

It's the same for every other media outlet as well.
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#10UnknownToaster(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2013 11:17:30 AM
Except it has already been said that retailers will set the resale price and MS/Developers get a percentage
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