Essays /

Can Used Video Games Save The Essay

Essay preview

Can Used Games Save the Industry?

“I would argue, and I've said this before, that used games are cannibalizing the industry.”(Cox, 2012) So says Denis Dyak, head of development at Silicon Knights. For an industry that seems to have thrived in the last two decades, that can’t be true. Understanding where Denis is coming from is easy. When you buy a game new, the developer and publisher of the game get paid. When purchasing a pre-owned game the retailer is the one who profits. The game creators just want to make back money on their investment and who can blame them? The current practice of online passes is publisher’s reaction to the used game problem. If you were to purchase FIFA 2012 you would see that the multiplayer component is not accessible without spending an additional ten dollars. Same ...

Read more


/5897199/denis-dyack-claims-used-games-will-destroy-gaming /article2/0,2817,2342980,00.asp /gaming/2012/01/parcel-gamer-wants-to-share-used-game-profits-with-publishers/ 10 10th 13 14 2009 2012 28 300 31 360 5 60 80 abil access addit age agreement ahead alien alreadi answer argu around arstechnica art august avenu back blame buy cannib cannot claim clear collaps come commit compon consol consum could countri cox creator credit crunch current date day decad deleo deni destroy develop digit dollar dyack dyak earli easi edit electron entiti even everi everyon evil expens extra fifa fifti fifty-f figur finish first five flounder format fuel fund funnel game gamer gamestop generat get go goe golden good halo hand head hobbi idea import industri internet invest involv j januari k keep kennedi knight kotaku l last lead like limit loss make march market mention mike million money mr much multiplay need new next nineti number offer often old one onlin orland own paid parcel part pass pay peac peopl percent point practic pre pre-own problem profit ps3 publish purchas put rain reaction refer releas repres resid rest retail retriev revenu royalti said sale save say see seem sell servic share shouldn silicon simpl sinc sixti sixty-dollar solut soni spend still strict tack talk ten tend thing think thirti thirty-f three thrive togeth toward trade trade-in true two understand use valu ve video want war way whole without world would,2817,2342980,00.asp xbox year yes