Monday, July 18, 2011


Some people may have noticed how more video game publishers have been throwing on this additional fee of 10 dollars to used games in order to play them online. Some of the publishers that are doing this so far are: Electronic Arts, Sony, THQ, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. My favorite part about this is that people are getting extremely angry about it. Now why is that my favorite part? 

Well, for starters, the only reason that this is happening is due to companies such as Gamestop who have basically been raping developers by selling and heavily pushing used games. Every time you buy a used game, it hurts the developers. The reason is that developers don’t get the profit from a used game, the company or person you bought the game from does. Companies like Gamestop sell far, far more used copies of games than new copies. 

Now people are crying foul for it. They don’t want to buy a used game and buy a $10 “online pass” because it’s “not fair.” I’m sorry but I don’t see the “not fair” part of this. If it wasn’t for us, the customer, this wouldn’t be happening. That’s all there is to it.We are the reason this is happening. Hell, you can’t even share the vast majority of PC games at all so this isn’t an issue in my book. You want to play with your friend on a PC? He has to buy his own copy and that’s how it’s been for years. Most of the time you don’t even own the game, you just own a license of the game of which the developer can take from you if they so choose. 
In my opinion I believe it’s about time we started helping out the developers that make the games we so enjoy instead of screwing them over. If you don’t like it, vote with your wallet. 

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