Feedback Weighs In On Used Games

Posted: April 18, 2012
Feedback Weighs In On Used Games
Blair Herter and the Feedback crew discuss used game sales. Publishers would have you believe used game sales are hurting the industry, but retailers like GameStop disagree. Where do you stand on the issue?

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  • MasterOfWeed

    The online pass is already enough, if the head console makers (Microsoft/Sony) are really going through with that whole "anti used game" thing I for one am going back to Nintendo since they definitely wont be doing that and it should be better this time around since they will have the "Nintendo Network" which I'm guessing is similar to Live/PSN so no more friend code BS.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:37 PM
  • ZayLong

    Why dont Publishers just make their own stores? Why dosnt nintendo and Sony just have their own retail stores where they can compete?

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:37 PM
  • bumblebugbee3

    I think more varied pricing would be a great way to combat used games sales. There are so many video game companies asking $60 for six to eight hour games which is completely insane when you came buy a 100 plus hour game for the same price. I'd be happy to play $40 to $30 for a new game with a shorter well made campaign. Also keeping the single player and multiplayer components separate and charging $30 each also some like another great idea. This was a fantastic Feedback, keep up good work!

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:36 PM
  • alexdelangel13

    Well Actually if Microsoft goes all out next gen and somehow stops used game useage on its console. Then it'd actually be pretty damn beneficial for Sony to include the usage of used games on it's console. That would damn sure increase it's Console sales. Or Vice Versa.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:36 PM
  • littlek

    I guess I could conform to the online pass IF and only IF they stop Gamestop from selling games.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:33 PM

    I love used games, especially when you trade them in for new games.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:25 PM
  • redstrat23

    There's a site called Waygoz.com that addresses what they're talking about at 15:00. An excellent concept with some good people behind it.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:16 PM
  • LrdDenizen

    They need to lower the price for downloadable games on XBL (don't know about PSN tho) I can buy halo 3 used at gamestop for 8 bucks, no online pass, and play multiplayer right away, where as on XBL halo is still 20 bucks, most older game on there are 20$ too. Totally kills my motivation to download and play some games i prolly wouldn't go buy new or even used a couple of months after release, but a year later might be cool to play on the cheep.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 1:11 PM
  • vaajtswv

    I agree with Nicole, if pubs. and devs. are so against used game sales, stop gamestop, not the consumers. In any case, with no used game sales, I just won't take chances on new IP's and I'll just bargain bin later.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 12:57 PM
  • BobitoZ

    Just this last month I got an item drop in Team Fortress 2 that was worth quite a bit.

    I was able to trade this item for 15 keys, (another TF2 item). I was then able to trade 8 of those keys to a guy for Bioshock 1 & 2.

    There is already a bunch of trading going on between gamers. Games for games, items for items, games for items, etc. The great thing is; it's cutting out the middle man like game stop.

    That's the future of used games.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 12:52 PM
  • incredible78

    I guess the headphones were finally deemed to be unnecessary.

    Posted: April 18, 2012 12:44 PM