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19. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 2, 2012, 16:55 Ferazel
avianflu wrote on Apr 2, 2012, 15:18:
One could buy used cartridge games since the very first consoles and same goes for PC's software on disk starting in the early 1980's.

So why is it an industry-destroying issue suddenly *now*? It is a valid question. Sorry but it all sounds like PR spin to me.

And dont even get me going on the consumer rip-off that is DLC. It is only getting worse.

"Want to see the real ending of Fallout 3? Give me 10 more bucks."

It's not a new problem for the industry, as you stated that this has always been present. However, now that there is technology to counter this problem (always-on internet connection, lack of physical product), you can't be surprised to see developers/publishers wanting to get as much money as they can. You can't be surprised by that deverlopers/publishers are leveraging it to their advantage. Which means the end of resell of which they receive no benefit.

DLC is a topic for another day. Just remember the PC industry had a successful model for many years, but it was called the expansion pack.
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