By BirdkeeperDan 94 Comments
In the process of listening to this week's bombcast and just thought Vinny is really cleaning it up this week. First he repeats the fact that he likes Morrowind more than Oblivion which puts anyone in my good books.
But then he goes into the used games sales online pass business and does some great work. I collect video games; I don't buy used games that are currently in print or reasonably available new and will never ever sell a game. I have been nothing but an ideal consumer to publishers/retailers. These online passes aim to wreck the cohesiveness of the video game package. This is their designed intent so that people buy it new. When you tell me I have to choke this shit down to help the industry deal with used games sales fine I'll accept that begrudgingly. When Gamestop the #1 cause for these online passes bypasses this system by giving cash to publishers while I still get screwed I just get pissed off. And I'm glad Vinny got pissed off and made them talk about it.
As said it is a 3 ring circus and how I deal with it is to buy new and pretend/assume all preorder bonuses are worthless/irrelevant. I'm sure tons of people may comment that it's just a mild inconvenience but I don't see it that way and I won't really respond to such comments.