Widge Comments

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  • Widge 04/01/2013

    @jabberwoky either that or impose a sell on fee for second hand games (which would probably drive price of second hand games up). The latter will be harder to do as you'd have to sanction it across all retail.

    I want these companies to have money, yes, they make games that I want to play, the second hand market companies have found an effective way to exploit it and I would rather money goes to them rather than to the shops.

    I can't sell rubbish games and am at the risk of hacking/errors as it stands, so I can live with it. If this move impacts others for the benefit of system support and better games, then cracking. Same sort of mentality why I don't like cracked firmware, the byproduct of it ruins systems and the gaming ecology.
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  • Widge 04/01/2013

    @Skyclad Rather than re-type, this is why:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/Widge/comments/1539381
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  • Widge 04/01/2013

    Well I decided to build a Steambox instead of getting next generation console, as such I cannot sell my games on either. And you know what? I have massive lack of care. In fact I like the fact that my money is going to publishers to make games, rather to shops exploiting the second hand system.

    Yes, yes, I understand the desire and demand to sell on your games, but the situation is that the shops are buying the bare minimum of games possible to make sure the second hand market is buoyant and all the money comes direct to them. At some point you are going to have to make a choice between giving your money to the people who make your games, or giving a smaller amount of money to people who don't.
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