In my life outside of games writing I am the epitome of an optimist. Always seeing the good instead of the bad. Believing that there are companies out there that have my best interests at heart. Inside
You'd be hard-pressed to go one month without hearing the head of a studio or publisher decry the used game market and its effects on the industry. This time around it's Denis Dyack, head of Silicon Knights
Looks like traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have been ousted as the top earners for the games industry, at least in the U.S. A new study by NPD Group shows that gamers preferred digital distribution channels and used
We reported earlier that the use of Catwoman in the upcoming Arkham City would be restricted content which is unlocked with an Online Pass, included free with all new copies of the game. However this morning news
It's been a few years now that Best Buy (BBY) has been dipping their toes in the used game sales pool. And now it looks like the Richfield, Minnesota based brick and mortar retailer is about to
In a move to limit used sales, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (in both the US and Japan) will lack the feature pretty much all games with save files have: the ability to delete your saves.
It's a little surprising that people have started to come up with theories about how used games aren't the direct and primary enemy of new game sales at retail. It's a lot less surprising that these people
According to a designer for Lionhead, the studio behind the Fable series, the used game trade is worse for developers. It's a scary idea that piracy or outright stealing is less harmful to our industry than buying
THQ's Homefront is taking a note from EA's playbook as well as THQ's own UFC 2010 by using what is called the "THQ Pass", which will be included in new copies as a one-time use code. Much
GameStop thrives off of used game sales. I mean, this is practically common knowledge. You may not have known just how far this extends. In three months, ending with October, pre-owned sales pulled in 530 million dollars.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit has hit store shelves and is ready to help you destroy all of your friendships with it's new "Autolog" system; a robust social system built into the game which keeps track of