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GameStop stock drops following Xbox One reveal

As if the fallout from the Xbox One reveal on Tuesday couldn't get any weirder, along comes news that GameStop stock ended the trading week down 19%. The company's share price had been dropping steadily throughout the week, at one point hit...   read

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Destiny, Ryse, Mirror's Edge 2 & Jonathan Blow

Hey boys and girls, here's today's energetic and stupid Destructoid Show. It's the Friday of a very busy week, so excuse us if our brains are visibly leaking out of our ears. I'm really excited about Destiny, based on this trailer that jus...   read

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Xbox One used games

Report: Microsoft and publishers get a cut of used sales

The unveiling of the Xbox One left us with more questions than answers. Specifically, gamers huddled around the issue of used games, wondering if they'll still be able to pick up titles at a cheaper rate, like they've done since the beginni...   read

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Microsoft and Steam

PC gamers don't have used games, and we're just fine

With the recent lack of clarification of the used game market for the new Xbox One, some gamers are complaining about the possible death of physical used games, and the need to tie all of our games to an account. Microsoft will have some ty...   read

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EA kills OnlinePass

EA will be killing off the Online Pass

Electronic Arts has today declared that it will be discontinuing use of its controversial (read: shitty) online pass system, no longer requiring an access code to unlock features. The scheme, put in place to make money off used sales, will ...   read

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Pre-owned consoles

Want a used console? Buy directly from the manufacturer

The biggest argument against pre-owned game and hardware sales is that the publisher or manufacturer doesn't see a single cent of that revenue. One solution is for the original companies to start selling used goods themselves, but how exact...   read

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Bethesda versus freemium multiplayer sequels

The game industry tells us many things in order to justify its various activities. Multiplayer is added to so many games because solo experiences are dying. Online passes are needed because used games are killing creativity. Creativity is d...   read

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Assassin's Creed pirates and the safety of used games

In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to discuss rumors that Assassin's Creed IV will center around piracy on the high seas and express hope for the continued existence of a used games mark...   read


Sony will 'do the right thing' with PS4 and used games

Sony's stance on the used game issue seemed fairly straightforward when Shuhei Yoshida said the PlayStation 4 would not block them. However, his exact wording seemed to unnerve some pundits, and the latest from Worldwide Studios VP Mike Den...   read

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Used games

Eidos co-founder says next Xbox won't play used games

Eidos co-founder Ian Livingston doesn't see a digital-only system this generation, but he suggests the next Xbox will require an always-on internet connection and will feature marked discs that prevent sharing games across systems. "Broadba...   read


Sony: PS4 won't block used games

Sony has gone on record as saying the PlayStation 4 will not block used games, becoming the first of itself and Microsoft to dismiss rumors of console-locked discs. Shuhei Yoshida spilled the beans in a Eurogamer interview, though appa...   read


EA wants used games gone, but admits their benefits

Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen has admitted that his company would be quite happy to see the back of the used game market. While that's a hardly a surprising sentiment, the executive did raise an eyebrow with an honest appraisal o...   read


GameStop: Next Xbox will hurt if it blocks used games

GameStop, North America's most powerful games retailer, has addressed rumors of the "Next Xbox" shutting out the used game market. The seller of secondhand games believes Microsoft's next system will hurt if it introduces codes that tie gam...   read


Next Xbox always online? Blocks used games? Not buying it

More rumors are surfacing surrounding Microsoft's next generation Xbox system, fittingly nicknamed Next Xbox. Once again, the new gossip spells gloom and doom for fans of used games, suggesting Next Xbox will demand an always-online connect...   read


Valve sued over Steam's inability to sell pre-owned games

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZVB) doesn't entertain the long-standing idea of digital games remaining bound to the customer. The consumer group is taking a stand and suing Valve over Steam's refusal to let users re-sell...   read

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The DTOID Show: The Walking Dead, Bioshock & Evil Patents

Happy New Year! We're back, and boy did we miss you! We have a lot of news today, starting with that semi-legit fan-trailer of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct that probably made it look a lot worse that it'll actually be. Bioshock ...   read


Pre-owned Wii U systems can download last user's games

Nintendo's obsession with tying game purchases to hardware may have bitten it in the keister, with word that secondhand Wii U systems are able to redownload software purchased by the previous owner. Oh Nintendo, you so Nintendo! A NeoGAF us...   read

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Anti-used-game patent

Sony patents method of blocking used games from working

We're only a few days into 2013, but Sony's already vying for the Asshole of the Year award in a competitive fashion. It's been discovered that the company has patented a method of "tagging" games played on multiple systems, with the purpos...   read


Online passes scrapped for Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix has decided that an online pass will no longer be required to play Hitman: Absolution's Contracts multiplayer mode. Even though there will exist copies of the game containing a code, it will not be required to access the online ...   read


GameStop says 70% of used games income goes to new games

GameStop gets a lot of heat from game publishers for selling used games, but it seems that the money the company makes for selling used games goes right back into purchasing new games. GameStop boss Paul Raines revealed in an interview...   read


GameStop 'interested' in creating a digital used market

Whether you think it's immoral or justified, GameStop makes its money from used games. Publishers don't like it, which is why they love digital distribution. However, following a recent European Court ruling, and emerging technology that co...   read


EU court rejects EULAs, says digital games can be resold

The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the ego of publishers who believe they're entitled to retain ownership of the games they sell, ruling that consumers have a right to resell digitally distributed games. The rul...   read


Pokemon Conquest features a Dratini Pass

Pokemon Conquest arrived yesterday (just in time for E3 travel!) and, while rifling through the game's bundle of packaging material, I found this little pass code. The code, which is good for only one use, unlocks Dratini as a usable Pokemo...   read

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Jimquisition: Videogames Are A Luxury

A common argument used to defend the videogame industry from accusation of anti-consumerism is that games are a luxury, therefore nobody is entitled to them. A fair enough suggestion, but one that misconstrues a number of reasons why the g...   read


Sony boss opposes hardware that blocks used games

Amid rumors that the next Xbox and PlayStation would feature technology designed to block used games, analyst Michael Pachter has delivered an interesting little fact -- Sony America boss Jack Tretton is actually opposed to any sort of hard...   read

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