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New Court Ruling Could Affect Used Game Business

Post  Valentine on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:47 am

http://kotaku.com/5663625/new-court-ruling-could-affect-used-game-business

As much as I hate GameStop, this will affect everybody.

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Re: New Court Ruling Could Affect Used Game Business

Post  Terra on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:21 pm

The way I see it, if we buy something, why the hell should be we be restricted if we want to sell it on? It's our right to be able to sell it freely, or at least it should be.

Greedy EA just love to screw us over when it comes to 2nd hand games (I mean, look at the online pass system. I wanted to completely lambast it in my PGA Tour 11 review, particularly considering the current economic climate but after a consensus among the staff, wasn't allowed to) so I can imagine them taking advantage of the ruling.

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Post  Adminassassin on Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:00 pm

There's no way they can ban it outright. People will find ways, whether its a store, ebay* or something else.

*Seriously, people will just lie anmd say its "new" but opened if it really becomes a legal problem.

This case needs to be appealed, its ridiculous, and going our rights and against the First Sale ruling. Not allowed. Razz

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Re: New Court Ruling Could Affect Used Game Business

Post  Valentine on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:37 am

Unfortunately, you're not going to have to worry too much when more games switch to digidownload or more publishers deny material to people who don't buy their games new (think PC), 'cause guess who gets screwed through used game sales? It's a double-edged sword, I think. I, personally, buy new if the game is still current. I, also, think that new game prices have gotten so ridiculous because of 1. technology, of course 2. compensation for the fact that nobody earns royalties from used game sales.

When you think about it, companies like GameStop don't profit on new games. They make money on the interest they collect from your 5 bucks on reserves sitting in their savings, but they really make money on their overpriced, used games that undercut new games by, go figure, 5 bucks.

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