Entries in 'pre-owned' (221)
A lead developer at Crytek has publicly supported the concept of console manufacturers blocking access to second-hand games.
New US online retailer EKGaming has made a remarkable pledge – to share ten per cent of its pre-owned revenues with publishers.
Rumours suggest that GameStop in North America has begun accepting and selling pre-owned Skylanders figures.
Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter does not believe PlayStation 4 will prevent users from playing pre-owned games.
Yet another rumour has pointed to the next PlayStation launching alongside the Xbox 360 successor in 2013.
Echoing the thoughts an arguments that have many times been the centre of near-furious debate at the Intent Media office, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has argued that pre-owned is ...
Consumers across UK, Germany and France spent over a billion dollars on non-new physical games in the last three months of 2011.
Vita owners have found a workaround that will enable them to earn Trophies from second hand games.
A design director at developer Volition has claimed that any next-gen move to block the use of pre-owned software “would be fantastic”.
Reports this morning – which it must be said remain totally unsubstantiated – claim that the Next Xbox could incorporate a new technology that blocks the use of pre-owned games ...
Barely a day passes now without some sort of fresh claim about the Next Xbox, but today’s are arguably some of the juiciest so far.
Game publishing and development firms are finding sanctuary in digital distribution platforms because boxed retail is dependent on pre-owned sales schemes, industry veteran David Perry has said.
Publishers can get a bigger slice of pre-owned game sales at retail – if they’re willing to reach a compromise with stores.
Argos may have thrown in the towel, but other mass-market retailers insist their own used games ventures are fighting fit.
Mass market retailer Argos has told MCV why it has withdrawn from the second-hand games market.
An internet rental specialist has promised to share its used game profits with publishers.
Generalist retailer Argos has ceased offering second-hand video games.
Canadian retailer EB Games has reportedly done away with the distinction between new and pre-owned games.
Forget Online Passes – renting is the new weapon for the war on pre-owned.
Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of developer Obsidian, has criticised the use of the Online Pass in the industry’s battle against pre-owned video games.
Last year, Argos, Asda and Tesco made headlines by accepting trade-ins.
The release of Batman: Arkham City last Friday marks, by all accounts, the arrival of the best game produced for 2011. For retailers, it will be a cash cow. For consumers, ...
Online retail firm The Hut Group has set up a new website that allows customers to buy and sell pre-owned video games.
French developer Quantic Dream has estimated that it lost anywhere between €5m and €10m to pre-owned sales of its PS3 hit Heavy Rain.