Sources: PasteBin, The Verge
quote: We didn't do a good enough job explaining all the benefits that came with this new model.
quote: The used gaming industry is slowly killing them and every attempt to slow down the bleeding was met with much resistance from the gaming community.
quote: It is impossible to continue to deliver movie like experiences at the current costs without giving up something in return.
quote: How can developers continue to create these experiences if consumers refuse to support them?
quote: In other words, he's arguing that games are too expensive to develop these days to allow customers to resell them at third-party marketplaces that don't give developers a cut.
quote: For people who don't want these amazing additions, like Don said we have a console for that and it's called Xbox 360.
quote: Digital media does not depreciate. Depreciation has nothing to do with your percieved value of something. If DOS machinese were still in demand today your F15 Strike Eagle would be worth the same amount of money as it was when you first purchaced it.
quote: When was the last time you played f15 strike eagle?
quote: Anything that requires any server of any kind will some day just go away. Some day Blizzard will turn the lights out on WoW, and then all the money you spent on that game will just be lost.
quote: Same would go for the XBO if they kept the origninal model. Some time after the XB2 came out, they'd turn off the servers for XBO. Then *poof* - gone.
quote: And of course you can make backup copies too.
quote: Media is very different because it's basically free to consume, but has a huge upfront development cost.
quote: If First-Sale rights are "killing" the video game industry, why aren't they also killing the automobile industry? The housing industry? The clothing industry? Ummm...every other industry?
quote: Bullsh1t. You do not "have to" take away basic rights of American citizens in order to improve your product. Please now go f%ck yourself for being so stupid as to even say that.
quote: In other words, he's a lying fascist tool who wants to destroy the basic rights of American citizens to line his pockets with our money.
quote: He didn't say that. He said they can't keep making AAA games at ever higher quality for the same price. Either the price has to go up or the model has to change.
quote: He said they can't keep making AAA games at ever higher quality for the same price. Either the price has to go up or the model has to change. I somewhat agree on this point. Higher quality art, epic story lines, complex gameplay features take talent and talent costs money. Games are at or fast approaching movie budgets.
quote: However, in Europe, the European Court of Justice ruled on July 3, 2012, that it is indeed permissible to resell software licenses even if the digital good has been downloaded directly from the Internet, and that the first-sale doctrine applied whenever software was originally sold to a customer for an unlimited amount of time, as such sale involves a transfer of ownership, thus prohibiting any software maker from preventing the resale of their software by any of their legitimate owners. The court requires that the previous owner must no longer be able to use the licensed software after the resale, but finds that the practical difficulties in enforcing this clause should not be an obstacle to authorizing resale, as they are also present for software which can be installed from physical supports, where the first-sale doctrine is in force. The ruling applies to the European Union, but could indirectly find its way to North America; moreover the situation could entice publishers to offer platforms for a secondary market.
quote: You also seem to forget, we have to buy a $500+ dedicated piece of equipment to play the game. Did you have to shell out that much on a 'dedicated' device for Steam or PlayStore? No.
quote: It is relevant, it isn't a dedicated machine for gaming if it does more than gaming, even if that's your only intended use for it.
quote: And up until now, what has the industry done if I damage my media? Kindly send me a new 'means to enjoy my license'? No, they say tough luck.
quote: This isn't some evil plot, it is simply a strategy to keep the business of developing games viable. The business has taken a huge hit thanks to used games...no, not every game developer is suffering from the current model, but the industry isn't what it used to be. The current solution is to raise prices, so people who buy the game pay more for it than they should in order to subsidize all the people who buy a used version. The good news is that a fairer system, where everyone must pay the developer if they are going to play their games, will probably result in lower costs for gamers who are currently buying non-used games.
quote: The number of gamers is rising, but not really for AAA titles.
quote: I'm not talking about the numbers of AAA titles
quote: The console market did not grow very much in the past two years and may be set to even shrink in the years to come.
quote: Free to play hell is what is waiting around the corner if people continue to support the Gamestop business model. Crytek already plans to go solely F2P. Others will follow suit.