posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 09:51 AM
I still have my old NES games..some but not all. I have good games but played many bad ones in my day. Blockbuster when it was a GOOD video store with
actual movies and games to rent or buy..was quite my friend in the early 90s. I rented the games and when a good title came up, my mother and father
would buy it if they could afford it. I mention this because it ties in with something another poster said about Final Fantasy. I have that too but I
never played it til 2007
So, now I come into the 21st century and though Blockbuster is not anything like what we once knew years back, we still have something great for
cheaper games. Game Stop. Granted it CAN be spendy, but I have gotten more games from there then...oh wait, all my games and my console (a 360) are
from there. Anyway, they made quite a bit of money last year I read somewhere. It would not surprise me if game makers were nervous at all the used
games being, essentially, traded for money that they do not even see. I may be wrong but they are probably starting to get nervous.
Maybe Xbox could improve their new system by making current titles available for download on their Games on Demand setup the day they come out (or at
least a few weeks or so!) That is one way for them to avoid the "used game" idea. Though it still brings to mind how brand new games are SO
expensive. 60 bucks for a title..and 50 for something that came out a year ago?? This is why I never got to play Black Ops. I pretty much gave up on
the idea and MW3 is of little interest. I simply cannot afford the newer games, even at the used prices.
Its frustrating to be limited! I broke down and paid for XBL recently because it was a dollar that month and I was tired of being shut out of half my
consoles capabilities. My Christmas was spent with Halo3 and Red Dead Redemption online and I had a blast. Shame if I was using a 720 I would have
been twiddling my thumbs in mid air cause Red Dead belongs to my roommate and Halo3 is a used game from Game Stop..
I suddenly am reminded of all the console lines that had failed successors. Atari had the 2600 which was amazing and then the 5200 which failed
miserably. Sega Genesis had a few fails as well. Maybe this will be Microsofts first fail for console gaming. Or it could be just rumour and
scuttlebutt. I will just take it as a wait and see.