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?
I don't see them saying anywhere that they plan on selling "used" games to anyone. How could a digital copy ever be considered "used" in the first place?
What I see is them talking about the possibility of trading in old games on your steam list. So whether or not it's the same thing as Gamestop is not even remotely clear. Not until they suggest at any point that they mean to try and make a profit from reselling the license to one of those games.
The way I conceive it, it's more a simple concept of removing a game from your steam library for a discount on another game. As a legacy concept, it makes sense, benefitting the user with a discount and the company by not running into enormous game lists for all their users simply because they retain access to every game they ever bought on the system over many many years.
The comment he made was vague and far from an actual product or concept that they're actively implementing. If they do decide to look into it further, then we'll know.
Swear Valve and Blizzard could sell babies on the black market and still be excused for it from gamers.
And I swear, Valve or Blizzard could make a completely innocuous comment when asked a question in an interview and you'd try to put them on trial for it.
You're jumping to conclusions with zero information to back them up.