Originally Posted by Rookie1337
LOL. I don't mean to be a dick to devs/studios on this but honestly...for 20 years the used and rental of games existed and no one went under from that alone. Maybe people really have become so deplorable that they would seek any way to abuse the idea I proposed but I can't help but wonder what happened to the consumer who actually could control their desire to consume when they wanted to make a point. Maybe I have too high of a hope in people.
And very few of those used games sold brand new for less than $10...most of them likely not even less than $30. Steam and the developers/publishers they serve could do this and easily stay in business...but the days of the Steam summer sale would be gone most likely. When two people want a game and the only way they can get is for each to buy it...the price can be lower. If one person can buy it and share it...the owner of the IP isn't going to be as willing to lower the price of the game.
Actually, even this half hearted attempt at sharing game will probably be enough to end most of the Steam sales just because it will scare the publishers. Even though it would probably be a rare thing for any one to actually share a game due to the restrictions they've released thus far I am sure the publishers will assume the worst case scenario that every copy sold will get shared. If I had the choice of sales or sharing my library with some one, but only one of us could play a game at a time...I'd take the sales.Edited by Vagrant Storm - 9/12/13 at 1:21pm