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Avalance Studios CEO on the used games market: “I’m sure it’s been an issue but that’s because games have been too short”

Avalance Studios CEO on the used games market: “I’m sure it’s been an issue but that’s because games have been too short”

The used games market is a big talking point after E3 2013 and a lot of gamers will wait for a pre-owned version of a game before buying it because they simply can’t or don’t want to pay full price for a game. Added with the fact that you can often get discounts on games for trading older games in, a lot of gamers will do this once they have finished their single player games. Speaking to Edge Online, Christofer […]

Mock Xbox One used game instructional video

Mock Xbox One used game instructional video

  Most of you will remember the funny PlayStation 4 used game instructional video that Sony uploaded this week. If you haven’t watched it yet, then click here. A YouTube user YongYea has come up with his own version of an Xbox One used game instructional video, which you can see above. But the point of this post isn’t just to share a funny video, it’s also to highlight the underlying message. We’ve said countless times that Microsoft’s policies may […]

Sony has used games DRM for PS4, might back out following Xbox One backlash — Rumor

Sony has used games DRM for PS4, might back out following Xbox One backlash — Rumor

It’s quite possible that Sony is taking notes from all the backslash that Microsoft has been getting in wake of the Xbox One reveal. The latest rumor is that Sony does have a solution for used games (DRM), but they’re debating whether to use it or not. In an episode of GameTrailers’ Bonus Round, Geoff Keighley discussed Microsoft’s used game policy for Xbox One and stated that while Sony hasn’t restricted used games so far, they may not be doing that […]

GDC 2013: Digital game growing year-to-year by 33 percent, according to NPD

GDC 2013: Digital game growing year-to-year by 33 percent, according to NPD

While talking to attendees at GDC, data shown by NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital analysts showed that digital game and downloadable content sales are growing year-to-year by 33 percent. The speakers also highlighted that sales in China are expected to have a 10 percent increase year-to-year for the next three years. NPD analyst Liam Callahan revealed to attendees that digital content sales in the U.S. have reached $5.9 billion in 2012, while sales in the U.K. reached $1.7 billion. Germany follows […]

Is it ethical to disallow the use of used games?

Is it ethical to disallow the use of used games?

If rumors that surfaced roughly a week ago are to be followed, the next Xbox will no longer be able to play used games. Game discs will ship with one-time-use activation codes that will render them irrelevant to anyone else but the person who first played the game. Of course, reaction to this among those in the gaming community is predictably negative. A common theme seems to be that not many people can’t go around spending $60 on games anymore; […]

Used games market still has an impact, says GameStop President

Used games market still has an impact, says GameStop President

In an interview with Forbes, GameStop President Tony Bartel emphasized the importance of the used games market. Used games generate more than $700 million in trade credit towards new games each year, and, according to Bartel, video game consumers agree. Based on “recent surveys,” 60% of video game consumers would be less likely to purchase a console that wouldn’t have the ability to play used games. Bartel would not want to see the used games market disappear. This is understandable, […]

Eidos president says Xbox 720 could block used games

Eidos president says Xbox 720 could block used games

President of Eidos Interactive, Ian Livingstone has said that Microsoft’s next console will require an always-on internet connection and will block pre-owned games. While these rumors have been floating around for a while, this is the first we have heard from an industry insider about the topic. In an interview with MCV India, Livingstone said the next generation of consoles still aren’t prepared to go towards a digital-only method of distributing games, and that Xbox’s physical media might use watermarks […]