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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deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

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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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Why? GoG! I mean, when Witcher 2 is up on GoG already


The witcher has the same developer/publisher as GoG so there isn't any suprise that it is there...

Between GoG and Steam the PC is well covered. However...

I don't have a gaming pc and I can no longer justify the cost of one (I also like some of the console exclusive games), so I'm stuck with consoles

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sgtrock Member since:
2011-05-13

Gaming rigs don't have to cost an arm and a leg any longer. The performance that you get with a bog standard Dell, HP, or homebrew desktop will satisfy all but the most hardcore gamer for a pretty reasonable price. Heck, I know some guys who game exclusively on laptops with no complaints, so whatever you're using to post here should work fine. As long as you're on a Windows box (or Windows partition of a multi-boot box), that is.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I don't have a gaming pc and I can no longer justify the cost of one


As long as you have a reasonably new PC you should be ok. It's not like you really need a ninja rig with water cooling and a video card that draws more power than your AC unit to play games.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Dude, tried Redneck Rampage or Blood on GOG yet? If not you SO have to get them, they are fricking great! RR has you attacking trailer parks with titty guns (Yes you read that right, they have a titty gun) and dynamite to Mojo Nixon while eating moon pies and drinking beer for health, while Blood shamelessly rips off every horror cliche there is and one of the first levels is the cemetery from Phantasm!

I agree though that between Steam and GOG we PC gamers never had it so good, tons of games, all cheap and easy as "push button to get game". I mean why would I care if I can't sell a game if it only cost me $3? I don't because at that price it wouldn't be worth selling anyway, doesn't make the games less fun though.

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