- Oct 14, 2010
Why should they get a cut? In order for the game to be sold used it had to have been bought new at some point.gigastar said:Well actually if developers and publishers did get a cut from resales we might see the price come down again.Kroxile said:Bullshit.
The only thing that increases the cost of new videogames is greed. Plain, simple, cut, and dried.
When the medium does eventually go to digital distribution publishers will still charge $60+ dollars for their games. It won't matter. Piracy, Used Games, etc are just fall guys that these companies use to justify their greed and piss poor treatment of their customers.
Though if they stayed the same, everything you said would be justified.
The publisher already got theirs. They have no right to anything after that. If you had a garage sale how would you feel if all the designers and creators of the stuff you were selling showed up demanding a cut of everything you sell?
As a couple others have already said: I find it hard to give a flying fuck that publishers and developers are crying about profits in an industry that has turned profits as much as this one has in the current economic situation.