Consumers do benefit some from a used game market. No Gamestop means the used game market has been eliminated.
Companies are not going to pass their benefits onto the consumer.
I'm actually in favor of that. No more buy-a-game-and-pass-it-around-like-a-drunk-chick. Now everybody have to do it the way I've been doing it for the last 7 years. Why should others get of easier than I do?
I know it sounds "evil" and such but it is the cold, hard truth. I'ts like people modding a game to make it easer and then saying they completed it WITHOUT SAYING they modded it!! That's enough for a punch in the face! Trying to get internetfame when they don't deserve it!
I almost only buy games of STEAM today (they got me by the balls ) and there's it's one purchase = one person playing and I support that.
Even before that, all the games I've bought since 2004 except Heroes III Complete have had some form of online registration to get something extra. Everything from forumthingies, achievements, online play to being able to play the damn game.
- GalCiv II - Medals & stats
- WarCraft III & expansion - Access to Battle.Net
- World of WarCraft - Being able to play the game
- Universe at War: Earth Assault - GFWL achievements
- StarCraft II - achievements
As you can see, all of those games you have to buy to get the abovementioned extras.
Can Playstation 3 users of used games still get trophies to their account? If they can, then that's unfair.
The final reason for me liking this, is that this move might bring more people from consoles to PC since the consoleusers will FINALLY feel the full force of DRM.
ps. Al(cohol)stein, are you a furry..?