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This guy gets a giant from me. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard, of course ANY company would prefer you to buy their new product over a used one in ANY industry... unfortunately for them we as consumers have rights and I don't think software should be valueless as a used product right after purchase, $60 poof gone.

I mean what makes their product so special that it should fall outside the rules of every other product on the planet much less a virtual one. I say sell them MUCH MUCH cheaper if you expect people to buy new copies all of the time, I think steam has already proven that cheaper games sell more at a better profit than new version at the msrp because they become accessible to a much much larger group and not just for rich people with disposable incomes.

Piracy isn't the problem greed is.
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The problem is that their is not a happy medium in all this. Like an good consumer most people will attempt to buy something for the lowest possbile price. Currently the best priced games are more often then not used games. Game stores make a killing on this becuse they are sometimes selling the same game 2-3 times in addition to the original purchase. For other "crap" titles their is a loss, but I think they end up with a lot more $$$ then they lose.

The best thing for the developers is to try to develop some kind of agreement with the game sellers that allow then to get a share of the resale profits. However I am sure their is a huge list of legal mumbo jumbo that would need to be addressed prior to something like this becoming a reality. Not too mention that the game resellers would not want to give up a percentage of their profits.
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You know, having to pay their employees is cutting into their profits also. And taxes, dang taxes cut into their profits.

And insurance? Having to pay for insurance to cover all them profit stealing employees is a problem also.

Having to market & advertise? Damn, cutting into profits.

Stupid greedy corporations.
    
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