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Crytek caused major controversy last week when it said that a used games ban on next-generation consoles would be “absolutely awesome,” but after a player backlash the studio now says its comments were “not intended to be taken seriously.”

"My comment made in the interview released on the 24th of April, touching upon 'blocking sales of used games', was not intended to be taken seriously nor representative of the opinion of Crytek," Hojengaard said.

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Well I'll being buying used Crytek games from now on. Five finger discount.

Oh, my comment wasn't made to be taken seriously.
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That is about the lamest retraction I have ever seen. That's worse than people who argue on the internet and when they realize they're wrong, they say LOL I TROLLL UUUUUUU
    
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Five Fingieeessssss~
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Well I'll being buying used Crytek games from now on. Five finger discount.
Oh, my comment wasn't made to be taken seriously.

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Crytek makes some of the best games I've ever played


lol jk wasnt supposed to be taken seriously
    
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post #7 of 22
This is why you hire people who actually read/know at least the general opinions of their market/customers so you dont end up blatantly shooting yourself in the foot.

Then again, he's only telling the truth at the end of the day. Would have respected him more if he stuck to his guns.

Steam/Origin are his solution to this used game "problem" anyway and regardless of what anyone will say, it's also one of the reasons why many developers like Steam. He's just saying what they're all thinking. Do you respect the guy who tell you his true feelings or the man who hides behind what he knows you want to hear? In the end, he's tried to be both so it doesn't even matter.

Your game will always be locked to your single account, therefore unable to be sold. Therefore prices stay higher for wayyy longer due to no competition from used market causing price depreciation. Meaning we only get "sales" when Valve/EA and the publisher says so.

So in the end, it seems like us gamers actually think the solution to killing off second hand games is "absolutely awesome" too, given that we give Steam so much support.




Your mind.

I blew it.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/30/12 at 5:52pm
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Crysis 3 is meant to be the spiritual successor to the original Crysis.

Oh, my comment wasn't made to be taken seriously.
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Crytek makes some of the best games I've ever played
lol jk wasnt supposed to be taken seriously

At first I was going to rage and punch a kitten. Then I was all like OH! I see what you did there. Then I saw the avatar of Gumby and forgot what I had read about.
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it's called steam.....thumb.gif
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