This might be old news, or might have been discussed many times by other people, but I felt like bitching, so bitching I shall.
This post, if I can make it long enough for me to deem worthy of being put up, is about game developers and their hatred of buying games pre-owned. You know, because they're asses.
This was brought about by reading that a game called RAGE is going to have a pass where you get it if you buy the game new, that unlocks some features you won't see if you buy the game pre-owned. Alright, this is kind of fairer than some other schemes people have done, but it's still douchebaggery of the highest order. If you're going to stop people from buying games pre-owned, just to make a few bucks, or whatever the currency in Hell is, then you're just going to increase piracy, you can't stop the pirates, but by making people who normally wouldn't pirate, pirate, because they won't or can't pay full price for a game new, then you're certainly helping them win.
I've never had much money, the last time I bought a game brand new was Fable 3, and that was because A) I pre-ordered it and got it pretty damn cheap, and B) I split the price with my brother. I rely heavily on pre-owned games, and I'm not the only one. I like going to my local game shop, where I can buy a game for £2, I did in fact go there and buy several games I wanted but couldn't find anywhere. Because they were that old.
Pre-owned games are a necessity, at least to me. They allow people who normally wouldn't be able to afford games a way to buy them and not turn to piracy, they allow people who have bought games to make a few bucks themselves if they don't like the game, or just want to make some room, personally though I wouldn't sell a game, even if I knew I'd never play it again. They allow games to live on as long as people are taking care of them. They're a good source of money for the people who are selling them, like game shops who maybe hit some hard times, I've already mentioned individuals making some money.
In short, I rely massively on pre-owned games, as do a lot of others, and I, for one, would like to see their continued existence. And yes, I'm aware that RAGE made me RAAAAAGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and yes, I mad.