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2 years ago#1
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/gamestop-warns-microsoft-on-rumored-used-game-blocking-console/
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2 years ago#2
Meh... used games are their cheaply gained bread and butter. Of course they're gonna say that.
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2 years ago#3
Whether that's their business or not, it's common sense really. Look at the forums. Ask any random person about it. With how much money Gamestop makes from used games it's obvious it would hurt anyone who put out a console that didn't allow it.
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2 years ago#4
The Devourer posted...
Whether that's their business or not, it's common sense really. Look at the forums. Ask any random person about it. With how much money Gamestop makes from used games it's obvious it would hurt anyone who put out a console that didn't allow it.


That's why I don't think it'll happen. For instance, I have no brand loyalty, and although I don't buy used games, if MS did this and Sony didn't, I'd buy a Playstation next gen. No one side is going to take this step alone.

That said, a lot of people say a lot of crap on forums. They'll buy what console makers decide to sell them, in the end.
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2 years ago#5
vigorm0rtis posted...
The Devourer posted...
Whether that's their business or not, it's common sense really. Look at the forums. Ask any random person about it. With how much money Gamestop makes from used games it's obvious it would hurt anyone who put out a console that didn't allow it.


That's why I don't think it'll happen. For instance, I have no brand loyalty, and although I don't buy used games, if MS did this and Sony didn't, I'd buy a Playstation next gen. No one side is going to take this step alone.

That said, a lot of people say a lot of crap on forums. They'll buy what console makers decide to sell them, in the end.


I think they're feeling one another out.
If one does it the other will, and vice versa.
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2 years ago#6
i honestly feel that if its going to be done, its going to slowly be done throughout the consoles life cycle not all at once. look at how they've integrated download content and now micro-transactions, gamers would have been throwing their consoles out of windows if Ms suddenly integrated this into every game, instead they did it in small steps and many gamers defend it.
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micro-transactions in $60.00 retail games, it will get worse devs are just boiling the frog slowly so we dont notice.
2 years ago#7
Marblesbunbun posted...
vigorm0rtis posted...
The Devourer posted...
Whether that's their business or not, it's common sense really. Look at the forums. Ask any random person about it. With how much money Gamestop makes from used games it's obvious it would hurt anyone who put out a console that didn't allow it.


That's why I don't think it'll happen. For instance, I have no brand loyalty, and although I don't buy used games, if MS did this and Sony didn't, I'd buy a Playstation next gen. No one side is going to take this step alone.

That said, a lot of people say a lot of crap on forums. They'll buy what console makers decide to sell them, in the end.


I think they're feeling one another out.
If one does it the other will, and vice versa.


Faulty logic. Anyone smart with any ounce of business knowledge would not block used games and push that the very second the other announced they would block them. Why? Because used games are a big market. Obviously. And any system that allowed them would instantly have more people on it and therefore more money to be made on it, ultimately. By not allowing used games they would simply be pushing people away unless they all did it which is a stupid idea.

I can say for a fact that if this happened I wouldn't buy a system that did it. If I did, I'd buy it literally dirt cheap and I would buy the games dirt cheap. They wouldn't be making any more money off of me.
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2 years ago#8
The Devourer posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
vigorm0rtis posted...
The Devourer posted...
Whether that's their business or not, it's common sense really. Look at the forums. Ask any random person about it. With how much money Gamestop makes from used games it's obvious it would hurt anyone who put out a console that didn't allow it.


That's why I don't think it'll happen. For instance, I have no brand loyalty, and although I don't buy used games, if MS did this and Sony didn't, I'd buy a Playstation next gen. No one side is going to take this step alone.

That said, a lot of people say a lot of crap on forums. They'll buy what console makers decide to sell them, in the end.


I think they're feeling one another out.
If one does it the other will, and vice versa.


Faulty logic. Anyone smart with any ounce of business knowledge would not block used games and push that the very second the other announced they would block them. Why? Because used games are a big market. Obviously. And any system that allowed them would instantly have more people on it and therefore more money to be made on it, ultimately. By not allowing used games they would simply be pushing people away unless they all did it which is a stupid idea.

I can say for a fact that if this happened I wouldn't buy a system that did it. If I did, I'd buy it literally dirt cheap and I would buy the games dirt cheap. They wouldn't be making any more money off of me.


Which is a very good point... erm..and I miss wrote how I meant it.
Feeling each other out and watching one another's moves is a better way to explain it. I still think like you do, if one does it the other won't.

Hell the moment the patent for the PS3 block dropped.. I'd have announce "Will allow used games"

However, there is one side to the coin we're missing... the developer/publisher side. EA who is actively fighting used games with all their stupid codes and procedures... might not support a system that allows used games over one that locks them out.
etc.
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2 years ago#9
Yeah, about EA. They seem to be loving these profit less quarters of money purging as of late. Being hell bent on data locks has actually been doing great at hurting their bottom line.

I am afraid EA is run by idiots, making up their own desperate excuses as to why they are suddenly in the red for a change.
2 years ago#10
They are in the red because their business tactics have driven many away, and on top of that Medal of Honor undersold.

Their greed will get the best of them.
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