Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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You said exactly what I was thinking - Much like crappy DRM that makes you HAVE to crack games you legitimately bought on PC -- the "penalize buying used" is more likely to cause piracy than prevent it.

Though at least on PC there's an outlet for the game makers to see a profit on their old properties; I don't go to the used bin anymore; I don't go to gamestop anymore...

Why? GoG! I mean, when Witcher 2 is up on GoG already -- how long before other titles follow suit? Rather than losing sales from the used bin, maybe they should sell them at *SHOCK* prices people are willing to pay after a year. Then they'll find people like me actually willing to pay money for their releases.

It really does come down to treating legitimate owners as if they are criminals... That's DRM in a nutshell particularly for games, given that how many games copy protection have gone unbroken? Oh wait, NONE. Penalizing the legitimate owners using something the majority of people running cracked copies will never have to deal with... Great plan guys!

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