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Okay, obviously this doesn’t
apply to everyone. This really just applies to those gamers who want to buy
used and then complain when they have to pay a little extra to unlock the full
You know what? I’m calling you
Seriously, this argument about
how publishers are screwing over gamers with these unlocking codes and whatnot
is just flat out silly. The way I see it, if you can’t afford to buy the game
new, then maybe you should be putting your money into something else. SAVE UP.
Quit giving into every little impulse that you have and just save up for a
little while. So what if a new game just released and you want to get in on the
action as fast as you can? What are you, five?
You guys want to complain about
how it “isn’t fair” and anytime someone brings up the counterpoint that
developers get pretty much nothing from used game sales, you want to scoff. “So
what? What about me? Wah wah wah…” Show some respect and give credit where the
credit is due. The developers of that game you’re just DYING to have put a lot
of time and energy into making it for you and you want to cut corners and then
whine about it?
Honestly, do people not see how
childish that is?
What I find especially tragic
though, is that these same people will complain about how businesses like
Gamestop are making all of this money off of used game sales at the same time. They acknowledge that they (as well as developers) are getting ripped off, and then do it anyway to “save”
ten or fifteen extra bucks. You know, there is an easy way to fix that problem…just
BUY NEW. That way the developers are actually getting what they deserve and you’re
not helping to support the “big bad corporation.”
“EE, you’re talking out of your
butt. Video gaming is an expensive hobby. You can’t expect me to buy every new
game I want completely brand new altogether. It’s not practical!!!”
You know what else isn’t
practical? Buying every game you want in the first place, whether it's new or used. Show of hands…how
many of us have even FINISHED all of the games we have in our collection? The
fact of the matter is, a LOT of us out there buy a game in a rush of excitement
even though we’re currently busy with another one as it is and just say “Oh, I’ll
play it later.”
Instead of buying games like
that, just buy them one at a time, or even two at a time if you can afford it.
But what this all boils down to is showing some self control. How many games can you even play at once? What was
that? OH…did you say just ONE? Really now… Think about it real hard. By the
time you might have finished playing that one game you bought, the other one
you really wanted might have gone down in price at that point. Even if it didn’t,
the time you take to play through that game might be enough time for you to
save up enough money yet again to get that next game.
Look, I want Mass Effect 3,
Arkham City (speaking of...have you seen the review?!?!?! Torture Dx), and every other game pretty much coming out in the near future.
But they are ultimately just wants. Prioritize your spending; realize that you
can only play one game at a time anyway.
Feel free to discuss the matter
if you want. However, I will say that I am pretty much convinced one of the
biggest factors to all these complaints about buying used is largely attributed
to a lack of self control though. It’s sad, but not necessarily surprising
given the current state of society. We are told it’s okay to give into every
impulse we might have. Showing any form of self-discipline is boring, you have
a credit card for a reason, etc. And if your argument falls anywhere along
those lines (I sincerely hope you can come up with better than that), I honestly
won’t even entertain it with a response. I don’t get into discussion with
children, regardless of their age.
Remember, you can only play one
game at a time gang
P.S. This blog probably needs a bit of revising but it's a rush job because I'm doing it in between grading papers and stuff x_x Sorries