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There is no fee to play a used game. That was just the circlejerk meme kids making up stuff.

AFAIK, that was from the lips of Microsoft but they later backpedaled on that one. Don't feel like researching it though.
     
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it's added on to the initial sale price of a used game, so yes there is
You're correct.

But do you really think if gamestop doesn't just lower their share that used games won't dry up as a market?

If they try to lower your trade in values, people won't trade in.

If they try to up the used game price, people will just buy new.

The only way Used games keep going is if Gamestop lowers their share to account for the fee.
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You're correct.

But do you really think if gamestop doesn't just lower their share that used games won't dry up as a market?

If they try to lower your trade in values, people won't trade in.

If they try to up the used game price, people will just buy new.

The only way Used games keep going is if Gamestop lowers their share to account for the fee.

who buy used games at gamestop? i don't feel like paying $45-50 for a used game, i buy my used games at pawn shops or ebay
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I buy new games to support the developer and the industry. Used games should be gone completely IMO.
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I buy new games to support the developer and the industry. Used games should be gone completely IMO.

When games cost $39.99 max, then i will agree with you.
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who buy used games at gamestop? i don't feel like paying $45-50 for a used game, i buy my used games at pawn shops or ebay
Those methods are gone with the Xbox One.
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I buy new games to support the developer and the industry. Used games should be gone completely IMO.
I don't disagree and it's one of the reasons developers love Steam, but baby steps. With the new system at least used games are beneficial to the developers without needing DLC.
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The real issue was never Gamestop to begin with its Ebay, Amazon and Craigslist. That's where the real deals go down and we all know it.

Gamestop people like to complain about but they aren't the one stop shop for used games by most gamers. They have I assure you, signed a deal with the devil to rake money in their direction at our expense.
     
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The real issue was never Gamestop to begin with its Ebay, Amazon and Craigslist. That's where the real deals go down and we all know it.

Gamestop people like to complain about but they aren't the one stop shop for used games by most gamers. They have I assure you, signed a deal with the devil to rake money in their direction at our expense.

but no dude it's for our benefit. i mean there may be zero actual benefits now but in the future there might be maybe, if the publishing gods decree it so. so probably not. but trust me it's for our benefit
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but no dude it's for our benefit. i mean there may be zero actual benefits now but in the future there might be maybe, if the publishing gods decree it so. so probably not. but trust me it's for our benefit

That talk right there could score you a PR job at Microsoft. That's how they speak biggrin.gif
     
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The thing is many of us kind of still don't like Steam. The reason many PC Gamers accepted Steam because we gave fighting about it (due to cheap deals because we can't ever resell what we buy now). However many of us refuse for "Steam-clones" to start emerging (like Origin and UPlay). .
Steam clones will always have my hate.

Steam currently has my hate, I only finally caved to steam a few months back when I built my current PC. I always had an account, because of a couple of games like Rocksmith, but I never had to even open steam to play them.

Now, I figured... why not.

And I still hate the damn thing, but I have to use it.
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