Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
It has been scientifically proven that the used market has zero negative effects on gaming. Whatsoever.
All that stuff you're saying about no used games enabling cheaper prices is just trash. Its been scientifically proven. You're probably some greedy developer. Nobody cares about you.
Everybody knows used games don't affect the game makers one bit. Everybody knows! Its been scientifically proven.
You are so right, and using solid logic. Your use of the solid word "scientifically" makes it much more official. It's not like you need your scource to prove yourself, just use that word.
No. Just, no.
THIS is logical reasoning and deduction:
A game is on steam for $4.99. A guy is selling his used liscens for $2.99. The buyer buys used instead. Steam (and the Developers for that matter) lose that money each time. As proffits go down and operating costs remain steady, what happens then? Well, if you lose half of your sales, bump up the price a little bit. Logically, they can afford to, since no one else offers these games close to the same sale price (if they offer them at all).
Pretty much anyone arguing against Steam here just wants to make a few bucks by clearing out their Steam library.
The thing is, too many people are stuck in the past. Business models change. We are now in an age of digital content.
Do you get mad at Apple because you can't resell music or movies you purchased on iTunes? No, that would be no less rediculous than what we have here. It's the same.
But, I still stand by my earlier statement: The only change we are going to see is losing offline mode, and a different user agreement.