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It will take years of mining to recoup the cost of one of the cards. After this is more widejy realized, gpu’s should normalize in price.

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I really expected something better than a politically correct conclusion here.

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GameStop says 17 percent of its sales are paid in trade credits. The implication is clear - if the games industry lost 17 percent of its sales tomorrow, that would be a bad day for the publishers and developers

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120806/14414219947/gamestop-offers-glimpse-into-their-used-games-facility.shtml

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/04/16/an-employee-believes-gamestops-used-game-racket-would-be-illegal-if-government-regulated/

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If used games are blocked AND the MSRP of games goes up (say $69.99 instead of $59.99) there's going to be a riot.


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GME deals heavily in used games, often to parlay that into new sales. Its an important part of their business model. If they aren't able to do that, they'll have to do some major overhauls on their business model. As a result of the rumor, the money panicked. I don't find the reaction that shocking.

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@Andy72774 It's like giving away a razor so you can sell blades. Pretty much the same concept. Game prices eventually will rise. Like everything else. It's a good question though. What will the games cost? If the 2nd hand market is done away with on the upcoming generation, they sure as hell better not raise the standard retail price.

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@WDBmasamunezero That's one of the ways used games get infected.

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@Andy72774 Seriously, that is a good point. That's why they'll continue to sell physical copies for some time.

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@kackarat24 If you want to play with your console's life like that - by all means - go ahead. But I've seen the pain used games have caused.

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@WDBmasamunezero What do you think is the REAL cause problems like RRoD? I guarantee 99% of those systems were infected by USED games.

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