Used games, the letters of marque of the gaming world?
August 26, 2010 9:29 AM Subscribe
posted by Carillon (170 comments total)
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THQ's Cory Ledesma opened the flood gates in his interview
about used games. Penny Arcade
sides with publishers on the issue, citing issues with the used game market.
Of course, used games seem to be the money maker for Gamestop. The issue has been addressed before
, but not from the publishers perspective. And the stores that Tycho mentions as not in the used game biz, desperately want to enter
. Ars Technica
sides against used games, much to the chagrin of their commenters
. THQ tries to soften the message
, but the core statement remains, used game lockout is a path the company will be taking in the future. There are defenders of the used game market
, but only from the customer's standpoint. The issue of whether used games are cheating or a legitimate way to get a game on the cheap is coming to a head.