I never know exactly what I should put in these things so I usually leave them blank.... >.<;
Well, I suppose a short summary wouldn't hurt:
I like video games and gaming in general. I'm still pissed that Gintama was cancelled by viz. My brain refuses to learn Japanese (or maybe I'm just too lazy?... nah.)
Penguins are awesome, as are giant robots and feudal samurai armies.
And I'm pretty awful at introductions, if this passage is anything to go by.
Well, that's enough self exposition for one day. ^_^;
Look, we all know by now the details of MS online and Used game policies. This isn't about those things directly, but about something seemingly out of place about all of this; GameStop. Or rather, the fact that they seem ok with all of this.
Well, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why... even if we have to go deeper. So brace yourself for....
Used game inception: Gamestop is okay with this because it will edge out the used games industry.
...Wait, wuh?† To be more specific, the Used industry that Isn't Gamestop themselves.
We all know that simple renting and trading will be severely limited, and used sales will have to be done at *Specified Retailers*. Of course that would include GS. So, what is the real harm to them in this situation? It is actually a boon; If you want used games, you will†Have to go to Gamestop.†No Amazon resellers. No Ebay. No friend swapping or D-toid sellers; These specified retailers only, with Gamestop being the biggest in this section of the industry.
In effect, Gamestop wants to do to private sellers what Pubs want to do with *All* used games; edge and phase them out. Irony has never played out so deeply.
Wheels spinning within wheels indeed.