Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 14:40:
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 12:10:
Isn't he talking about the same thing you guys lament Gamestop for over and over? Being greedy in looking to remove the publisher/Developer from revenue by offering used game sales?
Swear Valve and Blizzard could sell babies on the black market and still be excused for it from gamers.
Who argues for that? Gamers want to sell used games. If it hurts Gamestop well, sucks to be Gamestop. If developers/publishers think they deserve profit after profit then they're extremely short-sighted - and it sucks to be them too.
Believe it or not, I actually have no problem with the publisher/Dev getting a slice of the resale. In fact, I think that is a good thing, because it will provide a metric not just on what games sell, but what games endure, and what their perceived value is over time.
I also believe that part of what is being sold is the "experience" the game gives an individual, and when itcomes to games like Deus Ex, fallout, and the like, I really would like to see a Dev rewarded for "replay value," because those revs deserve long term survival.
"Never start a fight, but always finish it."