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I think most people are missing the point of this, it isn't about gamestop not stocking it, its about gamestop not supporting a system that doesn't support their system which is 2nd hand sales. Everyone seems to think gamestop will be losing out by not selling this system which in reality they are losing out wheather they sell the system or not because it wont support used games. I think that the demand for piracy and ways around the DRMs will continue rise because people just cannot afford to spend the amount that new games cost these days

And it'll hurt more than gamestop. There's plenty of second hand stores out there that would be hurt by this move to full digital.
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And it'll hurt more than gamestop. There's plenty of second hand stores out there that would be hurt by this move to full digital.

Yes exactly Gamefly is another used game company which I absolutely love, like someone said earlier it would be like not being able to rent dvd's. Perhaps sony or microsoft would open up a steam like service to allow you to download and play the games for a select cost similar to gamefly and then once you're done you can digitally return it and no longer have access to its content, i think a feature like that would be a game changer for the industry.
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Yes exactly Gamefly is another used game company which I absolutely love, like someone said earlier it would be like not being able to rent dvd's. Perhaps sony or microsoft would open up a steam like service to allow you to download and play the games for a select cost similar to gamefly and then once you're done you can digitally return it and no longer have access to its content, i think a feature like that would be a game changer for the industry.

Except that you can't "return" it.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

Except that you can't "return" it.

Not physically, but imagine if you could use steam much like gamefly where you pay 15 bucks a month for 1 game out at a time. As soon as you're done with it you can choose to activate a new game download which deactivates your previous download. I know it sounds a bit crazy and in all honesty it is a bit crazy but its a system that has potential especially when most new games can be beaten in a week. And in my opinion 5-6 hours of entertainment is not worth 60 bucks I use to think it was, but the older I get the tighter my budget.
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Not physically, but imagine if you could use steam much like gamefly where you pay 15 bucks a month for 1 game out at a time. As soon as you're done with it you can choose to activate a new game download which deactivates your previous download. I know it sounds a bit crazy and in all honesty it is a bit crazy but its a system that has potential especially when most new games can be beaten in a week. And in my opinion 5-6 hours of entertainment is not worth 60 bucks I use to think it was, but the older I get the tighter my budget.

I remember reading about a service that was coming out or was already out that was actually similar to what you're describing, can't think of the name off the top of my head though, maybe i'll search for it later if someone else can't think of it until I get home tongue.gif
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Not physically, but imagine if you could use steam much like gamefly where you pay 15 bucks a month for 1 game out at a time. As soon as you're done with it you can choose to activate a new game download which deactivates your previous download. I know it sounds a bit crazy and in all honesty it is a bit crazy but its a system that has potential especially when most new games can be beaten in a week. And in my opinion 5-6 hours of entertainment is not worth 60 bucks I use to think it was, but the older I get the tighter my budget.

i know what you are saying, what i meant when i said "you can't" is that it won't gonna happen. why would they allow you to do that? they want profit.
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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

First off, Netflix had much more available than brick and mortar stores, I remember scrolling through lists of Anime that you could Never find at a physical Blockbuster location. I know they lost a bunch of customers lately, but before they tried to pull a fast one on their clients the only reason to go to a Brick and Mortar was if you wanted a movie instantly. What redbox did was take away Brick and Mortars only remaining business. Also with Netflix constantly increasing the selection of their instant view library, redbox just did what netflix was going to do a little faster.
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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

Profiteering and being profitable are two distinctly different things. These game development companies, as well as the console producers themselves are already quite profitable. This is just a means to reap more moneys from each game, eventually at the cost of jobs.



What I was saying is that they have no legitimate reason to do this with console games besides being profit Horze. The people that were not willing to buy a new game for 60-70$ last year aren't likely to do so this year (barring obvious anomalies). Usually it is wise to have business goals which coincide with the markets direction, not to have business practices which try to force the market into what you want it to be. If too many people are turned away by this, it will cause them to lose money instead of increasing their precious profits. My 2cents.gif

As others have already said, If true Hopefully this pushes more towards PC gaming. thumb.gif
 
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The people that were not willing to buy a new game for 60-70$ last year aren't likely to do so this year (barring obvious anomalies).

I completely agree! every once in a while I do buy a new game but I would not want to be buying 60 dollar games every time! But I'm starting to wonder if there will be no more used games sales will devs charge less for games since they will be seeing an increase in units sold (assuming people are paying full price and unable to buy used or 2nd hand)? Whats more likely a million people pay $1 for a ****ty game or about 20000 pay 60 bucks for a ****ty game....? well I guess if you do the math its easier to charge more and get a handful of people, hmmmm I guess I answered my own question then.
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I completely agree! every once in a while I do buy a new game but I would not want to be buying 60 dollar games every time! But I'm starting to wonder if there will be no more used games sales will devs charge less for games since they will be seeing an increase in units sold (assuming people are paying full price and unable to buy used or 2nd hand)? Whats more likely a million people pay $1 for a ****ty game or about 20000 pay 60 bucks for a ****ty game....? well I guess if you do the math its easier to charge more and get a handful of people, hmmmm I guess I answered my own question then.
The question is already answered by looking at Steam. They have tons of great sales, and it may be in large part due to the fact that people can't resell the games they buy on steam.
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The question is already answered by looking at Steam. They have tons of great sales, and it may be in large part due to the fact that people can't resell the games they buy on steam.

They always get me when they have those games on sale for 7.50 at that price it is so hard to refuse!
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