There’s a set of people that trade in games, and they trade it basically all their games. It’s not a general behavior of “gamers”, and the only reason you’d think that is if you decided to invent an average gamer and needed to account for why “all gamers” trade in “some games”, rather than “some gamers” trade in “all games”.
Different people trade in games for different reasons, and I doubt very much it has to do with whether they’re short. I imagine that affects their play habits more than how likely they are to trade it in.
My parents used to let me rent a NES game pretty much every weekend. So I had 48 hours to plow through it, no matter how huge it was, or I’d never likely be able to finish it. As a result, I’d marathon everything. If something was short, I’d just play it again, unless it was terrible.
If you’re on a budget, and you can’t afford to spend full price on every game, running through a cycle of playing whatever the new hotness is in a mad dash and then trading it in for the next new hotness while it’s still relatively valuable allows you to stretch that budget.
So, in all likelihood a shit economy is the reason for trade-ins.
As I recall, they just made rape jokes at her, but she ended up winning.
There’s the circular idiocy of not marketing to women because they don’t buy games because they’re not marketed to women because they don’t buy games because they’re not marketed to women.
Have fun explaining to the 6 million people that bought Minecraft that they have to buy it again, MS.
Boo hoo? The free thing isn’t free enough? Even though it didn’t exist half an hour ago, already complaining about how you’re not getting enough stuff for free?
Is that why Fable 3 is free if you use points to pay for it, right now?
At least it was yesterday, on the xbox live marketplace website. Showed as “19.99” but if you switched to “pay with points” it was “free”, if you have a Gold membership.
No. You don’t need the disc to do anything other than authorize the installation the first time. Your friend can’t play the game off the disc unless they’re signed in with your account.
You can give it to them, permanently. If you’ve been friends for 30 days. It’s ambiguous as to whether they can give it back at all, since it says the game may be given once. Unclear if that’s once per game, or once per owner. (Which wouldn’t make sense since once you’ve given it, you don’t have it to give it, so very likely it can only be given once, ever.)
As opposed to all those sequels we’ve been seeing for the last … ever?
It sounds like your friend can borrow the game and play it, and it’ll just deactivate it on your system. So that’s still possible.
As long as your friend has internet.
It wasn’t a special case, it’s a feature of the site. SimCity is just the most prominent example because the initial review was pushed before the game launched, and the nature of the game actually changed after the review. (They removed features that the review was based on, and things that worked during review were broken afterward.)
Needs more BWAAAAARRRRMMMM