Originally Posted by Starbuck
I know of plenty of persons who don't buy first release games and mainly purchse pre-played ones, and this is a thriving market, which is part of the foundations of our gaming community.
I know that it sucks, but you have to look at this from their perspective. They get absolutely nothing from pre-played game sales, especially if its done privately (one gamer to another).
I thought I read something recently about the large gaming stores being asked to stop pre-played game sales since it destroys the market. When 50% of the people who buy a game sell it back to the store, thats a huge number of items that other people will buy that the developer and publisher get absolutely nothing out of.
Its no wonder they don't support it. Its also no big surprise that EA is the one putting their foot down.