It's no secret that the used game industry is walking dead. Publishers see a billion dollar industry that they get no part of and want a slice of the pie.
My question is whether most people see this as a good or bad thing.
- Money going to the actual developers of the games we love
- Them getting more money from their own games opens the possibility (but obviously not the guarantee) of reduced prices on new games.
- No benefits to buying used games means digital distribution becomes the primary mode of game sales.
- Nothing to do with games once they've been purchased and we have no use for them.
- No guarantee that publishers will reduce retail prices
- No matter who wins in this, EA is still an awful company (this is a con in ANY debate about video games)