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What is the Difference Between Piracy and Buying Used Games?


Posted on 09/08/2013 at 09:07 PM | Filed Under Blogs

Yeah. That also depends on the clerk you get though. The hard part about saying "Gamestop does this" is that everyone gets a different employee. It just depends on how hardcore that person is to the GameStop tenants. 

My first written game interview.


Posted on 09/08/2013 at 11:30 AM | Filed Under Blogs

Thanks. He was a really nice guy to work with. I appreciate how candid he got with me as well.

But Momma! I Done Ain't Fought His Final Form Yet!


Posted on 09/07/2013 at 10:49 PM | Filed Under Blogs

Is it Grand Theft Auto V? That seems to be flying under the radar...

But Momma! I Done Ain't Fought His Final Form Yet!


Posted on 09/07/2013 at 08:25 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I'm confused as to why anyone would pick the Chargers or the Eagles... Go Bears! Also... game hint???

Gamestop Right or Wrong


Posted on 09/07/2013 at 08:16 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I don't think you did anything wrong, and I still technically work there. You already bought the game from them. You didn't cheat them out of any money. I think you shouldn't worry at all.

What is the Difference Between Piracy and Buying Used Games?


Posted on 09/07/2013 at 08:14 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I would say that the games industry is hurt by piracy way more than you think it is compared to used games. Everyone loves to wave the "I would buy it if I really liked the company" flag, but then why does that give you the right to pirate everyone else's game. No money changes hands. No economy is helped. I don't like carrots. Does that give me the right to steal carrots as long as I buy potatos cause I like them? Besides there are a few people that pirate games that buy them also, but not many of them. I found a study that shows that piracy isn't as crazy as the publishers would have you believe, but there are still millions of games being pirated. This is the Wired article that broke the study down, and there is a link to the actual study if you want to read that in the article.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/15/bittorrent-gaming-study 

If Gamestop stops selling used games they go out of business, and fourty to fifty thousand people lose their jobs. There's also 4,000 less places for developers to sell their games. It isn't a small issue. There are nuances that you have to look at. 

Also remember that we aren't just talking about big developers/publishers. The little guys are taking a hit on these as well. It wasn't all that long ago that we were able to talk about this:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/30/payback-game-dev-tycoon-fights-piracy-with-piracy/

If people are downloading indie games illegally then what is the point. It can drive away some of the brightest if the cost becomes to high. I don't think that piracy is the worst thing in the world, but I think it would be very niave to think that everyone who is pirating is a good boy/girl scout, and will buy the game as soon as they get the money. 

What is the Difference Between Piracy and Buying Used Games?


Posted on 09/07/2013 at 07:48 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I'm not sure if it is the same in Australia, but I know the gamestops in America don't really set the price on new games. Price points and sales are, for the most part, dictated by the publisher. Gamestop makes very little money on new product. Without used game sales gamestop no longer exists. If they chose to discount the new games on their own they would take a loss on them. 

I can't defend their used game pricing because I think it can usually be pretty awful at times, but you can't blame them for not reducing new game prices. I know what your thinking, "Wal-Mart and other big box retailers can reduce their prices more." Remember that big box stores aren't in the video games industry per se. Games get people into their stores. People come in their stores, and they buy a bunch more crap that is jacked to high heaven, and possibly a game for their kid. It is just another draw.  

Whatsacow Covers: Lavender Town (Pokemon Red)


Posted on 08/31/2013 at 10:51 PM | Filed Under Blogs

See if you can find a distance filter for the sound effect. I think i have one if you want to send it to me. I'll put it through the filter and send it back... If I really do have one that is.

Civilization V with everything you can do you cant loose


Posted on 08/31/2013 at 09:15 AM | Filed Under Blogs

It is the best worst game ever. I only say worst cause I suddenly lose 12 hours of my day.

Whatsacow Covers: Lavender Town (Pokemon Red)


Posted on 08/31/2013 at 09:13 AM | Filed Under Blogs

HA! Yes! Make that happen.

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