GAME plans to take pre-orders for used games

It’s no secret that publishers utterly loathe the used market, and UK retailer GAME has given them something to really get pissed about. The store chain is planning to trial pre-orders for pre-owned games, allowing customers the chance to reserve something that somebody’s already bought. 

Unlike a regular pre-order, where you’ve reserved the first print of a game as soon as it hits the store, you’ll be calling dibs on the first game to be returned. The new scheme is only in a trial stage right now, but you can already reserved used copies of Crysis 2, Homefront, Dragon Age II, Shift 2: Unleashed and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12.

Anybody who reads Destructoid regularly will know I’m an outspoken defender of used games, but this is just … peculiar. I’m trying to imagine the kind of person who is desperate to play a brand new game as soon as possible but doesn’t want to part with an extra five quid to do it, and all I can envisage is a grade-A douchebag.

GAME trials pre-owned pre-order offer [MCV]

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