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Gamestop lol
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Who cares if Gamestop refuses to sell the console. When the PS3 came out it was sold by Best Buy, Sams, Cosco, EB games, Fry's, Newegg, Tigerdirect, Ebay, Craigslist, the list goes on and on.

Look at what happen to Blockbuster, Redbox dropped and they had to close shop. The days are counted for gamestop and all other game stores, not much they can do...
    
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Wasn't it really netflix that took out blockbuster? I know netflix had been popular for years before I ever even heard about redbox.

Anyhow, regardless of gamestops stupidity I really do not like the idea of no used games. I am primarily a PC gamer but I still do not like the idea, it feels like profiteering to me and for what reason? This will also unnecessarily hurt the economy by eventually killing jobs in these stores. Yet again, corporate greed killing our jobs. Yay!
 
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Wasn't it really netflix that took out blockbuster? I know netflix had been popular for years before I ever even heard about redbox.
Anyhow, regardless of gamestops stupidity I really do not like the idea of no used games. I am primarily a PC gamer but I still do not like the idea, it feels like profiteering to me and for what reason? This will also unnecessarily hurt the economy by eventually killing jobs in these stores. Yet again, corporate greed killing our jobs. Yay!

the main reason why they are making consoles and games are for profit bro. the fact is that consoles are being sold for loss, they only gain profit from the games
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No it wasn't netfix, netflix never had same library as big movie chain stores like family video and blockbuster. If you wanted something that came out on DVD that same week you would have to go to either the above mentioned or stream it from your FIOS box. Not too long ago Netfix was in hot waters and they had to upgrade their system in order to keep half of their customers, i was one that pulled the plug on them cause they sucked smile.gif
    
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And by trying to harm pirates (or at least this is what I am assuming Sony and MS are doing if the rumors are true) all they are doing is harming not only the legit consumers, they are now harming businesses as well. All this would do is slow pirates down slightly, but once they work out how to get around it, everything will go back to normal for them.
    
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Who buys anything there anyways? A lot of their games are open box sold as brand new. When I got my copy of F1 2011 for the vita, the copy said it was new but he the guy there had to put the seal sticker on it after getting the game card out of a desk.


Buy games at places like bestbuy, walmart, online even. Those big retailers actually stock the games, and most of the time the price is exactly the same so unless I'm in a mall walking around and want to pick up a game, I might go there.
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Who buys anything there anyways? A lot of their games are open box sold as brand new. When I got my copy of F1 2011 for the vita, the copy said it was new but he the guy there had to put the seal sticker on it after getting the game card out of a desk.

They do that for security purposes for new games that they dont stock behind the counter. I know its stupid it takes away the satisfaction of removing the shrink wrap yourself...
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If Gamestop doesn't stock it, how will anyone buy it! rolleyes.gif
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You mean, you are not going to play video games anymore?

Not everyone can afford full priced games around $60. They may not stop playing games, but they may stop playing console games.

Not allowing used games is a terrible idea IMO, that'd be like not allowing renting of movies.
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