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PS4/God of War Developer bashes Gamestop and the used games market


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“I think the problem is right now there are retail outlets that are really taking everybody for a ride,” he said. “You can’t make a living at the expense of everybody else.” Weerasuriya noted that both consumers and developers are getting the short end of the stick because of the repercussions of the used games market.

“I walked into a GameStop, asked for a new copy of a game and without telling me [the store clerk] tried to slip me a used copy and wanted to sell it to me for $5 less,” he later explained. “I flipped out in front of the guy. I was like, ‘Dude, wrong guy... You’re doing this to the wrong guy’... There are developers out there who are making games for [years] and some of them will go down purely because the revenue stream is basically flawed and creating this place where developers don’t see even a little part of it.”

Weerasuriya’s solution is simple: “I don’t think we should stop used games, but we should do something about getting part of the revenue back from GameStop and places like that. That’s not penalizing consumers; they’ll still get what they want.”





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taylork37
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“I don’t think we should stop used games, but we should do something about getting part of the revenue back from GameStop and places like that. That’s not penalizing consumers; they’ll still get what they want.”



Great point.






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macatak911
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Macatak911's solution is more simple: offer a $10 discount for digital games. One less copy on the market for resale. But we all know that won't happen.





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The Sad Banana
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GameStop is terrible. But, this is America. If consumers use GameStop, GameStop will still exist. For the record, I don't use GameStop at all. I have, but I don't anymore.





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GS is a good way for me to kill time when I'm waiting for a haircut. That's about it.





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TigerFanatic99
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Only way I could go along with banning resale of used games is if they dramatically lowered the cost of games. The only way I justify the insane price of Xbox/PS4/CPU games is that they are covering the cost of lost sales from the used game market as is. .





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UltimateHog
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Yeah I don't know a single person that uses Gamestop.

Agree with above poster, make digital downloads a bit cheaper so more people buy that way instead of hard copy.






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stout
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“I don’t think we should stop used games, but we should do something about getting part of the revenue back from GameStop and places like that. That’s not penalizing consumers; they’ll still get what they want.”


Great point.



You mean like how Xbone was going to control used games sales with licensing thus enabling developers to get a cut of second and third party sales?






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ZTiger87
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Shops at a store he hates. Logical.





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Scrowe
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Never understood why digital games aren't discounted. Seems like they would want to promote digital copies with it giving them more control.





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UltimateHog
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Oh and you're thread title is misleading as frick.

I thought no way in hell is the main God dev gonna bash GS publicly.

The Vita GoW makers... This makes sense.






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UltimateHog
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Never understood why digital games aren't discounted. Seems like they would want to promote digital copies with it giving them more control.


Greed, stubborn.






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Mad_Mardigan
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Microsoft and Sony should just charge $5 less for digital games than their used physical counterparts. For instance if Halo 5 comes out and after a couple of months Gamestop is charging $49.99 for a used copy then just charge $5 less for digital. Also set up some sort of rewards system for buying digital copies. I just think there are ways to counter Gamestop but it's just not being done.





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stout
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The Vita GoW makers... This makes sense.



My thread title isn't misleading. He has developed God of War games as even you admit.

They are also developing a game for the PS4 but shoot the messenger and ignore the message. It's cool. I know how you all like to deflect.



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taylork37
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Shops at a store he hates. Logical


Who said I hated Gamestop?






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UltimateHog
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My thread title isn't misleading. He has developed God of War games as even you admit.



Yes it is they only made a Vita GoW and you purposely make it sound like it's a major studio by leaving that out to get more bites.

Childish shite you pull.

Who gives a frick what some shitty handheld developer thinks about Gamestop.






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stout
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Who gives a frick what some shitty handheld developer thinks about Gamestop.



Did you miss the part where they are making a game for the PS4 also on purpose or something?

I didn't make it sound any way. I posted facts. The studio he works for made a GoW game and are making a PS4 game.

But again let's discredit the messenger because his message doesn't fit your ideas and agendas.



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taylork37
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You mean like how Xbone was going to control used games sales with licensing thus enabling developers to get a cut of second and third party sales?


Correct me If am wrong, but wasn't the original strategy to completely eliminate used game sales by going all DD?









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UltimateHog
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Did you miss the part where they are making a game for the PS4 also on purpose or something?



No because I watched E3 and know how shitty The Order 1886 looked so that doesn't give them any credit.

Not biting your shitty threads but good job on the title to trick me into clicking thinking a major developer said this.

Douche.






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