Looks like Epic isn't the only company hurting from used game sales, Nintendo, the juggernaut of gaming, has just made its first offensive move against the used games industry by causing its new Wii-Speak microphone to be one use only. You buy it, it comes with a 16 digit code that one time downloads the software to make it work onto your Wii. After that, no more software...meaning its useless to a secondary buyer without the original Wii.
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On another note, I've been discussing the used game industry with many gamer friends, and so far the response is mixed. Those who take the time to look into the issue usually come to the conclusion that GameStop is harming the industry, while those who refuse to take the time tend to throw the un-researched argument of "that's how capitalism works" followed by "movies do it." Interestingly enough, the above article brings up the movie industry and how very different it is, so be forewarned, those who don't take the time: Your arguments don't hold water. The above article is pretty clear on the differences. Please read it.