So as you all heard, Irrational Games has shut down... It's terrible and has negatively impacted my day, and I'm sure yours as well.
Someone made a comment on my twitter feed blaming used game sales for this and said it's never ok to buy them. I disagreed, in fact I was one of those who opposed the X1's DRM proposition before it got released. So my opinion on this matter is: I understand that used games hurts the industry, but like other industries out there, they do not get their money for used sales either. I'm very conflicted on my viewpoints right now, I believe selling and buying used games is a right to the people, but there really is no set timeframe after the game's marketing campaign that makes it ok to buy them. I say that because nearly all the profit made on the game is within the first month or two of its release, then it significantly drops. Now logically, I don't think those people who were buying it at that time would save a measly $5, but that's up for discussion. When I say that, after the significant drop a few months later, the price drops and it becomes a bargain for the consumer. See what I'm trying to connect? So if it's after the drop, used game sales shouldn't be a problem.
And for s***s and giggles, what's your view on XBone's previous DRM policies?
What are your thoughts on the matter?