Stop lying about Second Hand sales, bitches!

Prepare for Rabidgames‘ latest rant about the wrongs of our industry!

Will there ever be a day without a fucking developer twat whining about the self-proclaimed “fact” that second hand sales ruin the industry and this very practice will turn developers into beggars without the shadow of a doubt?
Will we ever behold a dev looking at himself and saying “my fault, I tried to clone COD/Gears/Fifa/Tomb Raider and it went horribly wrong because people have bought those kind of games approximately 693649120214 times before”?

No. Most certainly, such a fine day will never dawn on us.

Rabidgames admits they have a point when they say second hand sales are bad – and yes, those shops where we trade our games in cheat – US, the gamers! How the fuck is Rabidgames supposed to trade in RAGE for 5 quid while seeing it on the shelf for 25? Do you fucks think Rabidgames is really THAT blind and THAT dumb?

Mind you, the second hand traders and the developers try to rip us off any way they can – and that’s fine because we accept their game. After all, we want our games cheap as much as they want to sell it expensively. Fair enough. We’ve all learned to deal with it.

But all this talk about the Xbox 720 locking games for one console only clearly has crossed a line!
That’s the biggest load of diarrhoeic elephant crap Rabidgames has ever heard.
And guess what, it’s getting better (and mushier)! Some Volition guy has started whining so intensely he even wants Microsoft itself to start renting games for a certain period of time – as some kind of corporate substitute for renting games from a video store, or borrowing it from a mate – cutting out the middle man, more for themselves, none for the rest of us.

Dear Mr Durall, you honestly make Rabidgames regret he bought Saints Row The Third. Honest to fuck, you sicken Rabidgames!

Please, let Rabidgames remind you why all of you teary devs rely on second hand trade-ins, too:
Whenever someone trades in a game, let’s say L.A. Noire (just an example, fanboys), he might just wind up buying a new game in return for a fiver. Let’s say this game is Saints Row The Third … All of a sudden, Mr Durall realises his mistakes, exhaling “holy crap, the second hand market is not that bad after all”.
After all, if they take away the possibility to sell old games (or turds such as Duke Nukem Forever) we will end up buying less games for sure – we’ll end up thinking twice before even buying a game at all.
Is that really what you want, Mr Volition guy?

Also, it should dawn on those guys with their crooked business minds that sometimes a miracle can happen: Rabidgames dares you to imagine a gamer who buys a used copy of Saints Row 2 for 10 quid – and he really, really likes the game. Imagine the very same guy getting hyped for Saints Row The Third and buying it Day 1. What a miraculous event!
Now, without second hand copies, this guy would probably have never ever given the Saints Row series a chance which means THQ, Volition and the Saints Row franchise might have lost that guy forever … pretty sad, isn’t it?
Is that really your intention?

Rabidgames wonders: How comes developers completely forget to think about reality for even a goddamn nanosecond? When we won’t be able to trade in games any more, chance is – and this might be shocking – WE MIGHT BUY FEWER GAMES IN THE FUTURE! This helps our wallets, sure – but do you really want to ruin yours?

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