Used games have been around for decades, they have always been called used games, until recently.
About a year or half a year ago I noticed in EB Games (Gamestop) the used games bins had changed. No longer were they in yellow or red bins. They were now in nice green bins with the word Recycled Games on the side. I thought it was a bit funny because I knew what they were trying to do.
I think Gamestop re-branded the used games as recycled games so that if publishers are talking trash about used games, then they are now essentially talking trash about recycling. This is a smart move for Gamestop, because almost any argument a Publisher has about Recycled games (Used Games) is immediately going to be disregarded because of the fact that Recycling is a good thing to do no matter what.
Yesterday I was in another EB Games (Gamestop) and noticed that the green recycled game bins are even more "green". They now say Go Green, Recycle your games.
It is funny to watch all these big companies and the things they do.
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