I buy a lot of games used but the games that are important to me i buy new. Gamestop/ebay are going to lose bussiness and i will lose some money too. The Developers/publishers will do much better and hopefully the games will be better because of it.
The biggest down for me, and the one that my keep the nextbox out of my house early, is that I have a wife and 3 (soon to be 4) kids. We all play the games I buy. So, if it was always on and you could not use the game on separate Xboxes I would need 4
copies of Skyrim to have one for everyone to play. Currently we have 1 copy and use it. If the rumors are true, I understand they are just rumors, then I would have to give it serious thought. PS4 would be the option for consoles if they did not block games
like this. I personally play my xbox more than my ps systems. I play it more than my pc games currently but that would change. It may also lead to me purchasing pc's for them as right know having to buy multiple copies of single player games is the only
reason I skip pc and use console.
Let give you a real example. I would have not bought Mass Effect 2 which means ME3 would not be bought. Bioshock 2 would not be bought. And those are just 2 series of games I started used.
And what line of thought give VIDEO GAME creators eternity cash rights to the secondary market. Video excuse Dvd movies don't block me from grabbing up the BETAMAX version of Star Wars. Milton Bradley is not demanding a paycheck if I buy Monopoly at a yard
sale. The Beach Boys and Andy Griffin ain't shooting out my windows for picking up their 45s from a vintage song store.
If MS blocks used games in Nextbox, I would be happy playing 360 used games. And have you seen some of um less than stellar AAA games currently out there. (insert titles you think suck).
And I laugh when developers say their games will come down in price if only used games were block. I think they be happy making a law requiring only new games could be used in consoles.
There is the upside that if used games were non playable Microsoft could corner the market on game rentals if it were to launch a game rental app for Xbox Live.This could lure new franchises to Xbox because they would have the comfort of knowing that even
if their game flopped they would recover most of their losses through rentals.
Think about it for a second - if pre-owned games are written-off in the next generation of consoles, then so will be trading games back. I don't think I need to speak of the repercussions on that one!! If ever someone made an impulse purchase on a chance
that they may not like it, or its over too soon, that will be gone. People will be a lot more careful with the games they buy, and as a result games sales will go down across the board. Pre-owned games may be a thorn in the side to publishers (because I
believe this is their issue, not the developer), but although they may get their cake and eat it eventually, it will be their undoing.