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The Gaming Industry: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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I keep meaning to finish Witcher 2 so I can finally go on to Witcher 3.

But then I get stuck playing Jurassic World Evolution, and then I just want to play Witcher 1 again.
 

erasure fan1

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Glad you’ll get a chance to finish! I’ve got such a backlog, I don’t think I’ll start my game pass subscription until later in the year.

Anyone else have a backlog, and if so, how do you deal with it?
My backlog is awful. I have at least 400 plus games on it going back to the sega master sytem and NES. The way I've delt with it is to just give up. Lol
 

Jimmy Thick

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Question...Has Wing Commander Privateer been upgraded at all or is it the same graphics from 1993?
Same 1993 graphics, but same great game play. GoG does a great job of getting those older titles to play on modern systems, if you buy a game and it don't work a quick email to their support and they will get it working for you, or they have for me in the past. My days of config and autoexec file tweaking has long since passed.

I think GoG is owned by CD Projekt who made the Witcher series.
 
So it looks like gamestop is most likely going to be bought by a private equity firm. I can't see this ending well for them. We all saw what happened to toys r us after a similar buyout. I know digital has taken away from their business, but really I think trade gouging has hurt their overall reputation. When you selling used games for 1, more than what a new game costs or just a few dollars less. And 2, you are giving such a small amount for trade, you tick people off. A switch is getting $190 credit or $152 cash, but they resell for only $20 off new. Why go to gamestop you can do better on ebay. I rarely buy a game that is over $10 there anymore. It's sad because there isn't any great video game stores anymore.
 

Jahona

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So it looks like gamestop is most likely going to be bought by a private equity firm. I can't see this ending well for them. We all saw what happened to toys r us after a similar buyout. I know digital has taken away from their business, but really I think trade gouging has hurt their overall reputation. When you selling used games for 1, more than what a new game costs or just a few dollars less. And 2, you are giving such a small amount for trade, you tick people off. A switch is getting $190 credit or $152 cash, but they resell for only $20 off new. Why go to gamestop you can do better on ebay. I rarely buy a game that is over $10 there anymore. It's sad because there isn't any great video game stores anymore.
Pretty much this. I realize in a trade in situation I can't get full retail for it but when you are making over 100% profit at times then there's no incentive for me to trade in with you.

Also selling used games for full retail just because that location doesn't have a new copy in stock is poor form.
Purchasing hardware from Gamestop is fine I guess, but then again most other box retailers also have stock for the same prices new.

My biggest hope is that ThinkGeek doesn't go away, I believe that brand has a lot more value to it than Gamestop.
 

Mike S

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So it looks like gamestop is most likely going to be bought by a private equity firm. I can't see this ending well for them. We all saw what happened to toys r us after a similar buyout. I know digital has taken away from their business, but really I think trade gouging has hurt their overall reputation. When you selling used games for 1, more than what a new game costs or just a few dollars less. And 2, you are giving such a small amount for trade, you tick people off. A switch is getting $190 credit or $152 cash, but they resell for only $20 off new. Why go to gamestop you can do better on ebay. I rarely buy a game that is over $10 there anymore. It's sad because there isn't any great video game stores anymore.
And like Toys R Us the big execs that made the poor decisions that led to the companies downfall will get million dollar golden parachutes while the workers get squat.

Makes me wish I could get a job like that. I don’t even have to be qualified because I’d get millions either way.
 
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So it looks like gamestop is most likely going to be bought by a private equity firm. I can't see this ending well for them. We all saw what happened to toys r us after a similar buyout. I know digital has taken away from their business, but really I think trade gouging has hurt their overall reputation. When you selling used games for 1, more than what a new game costs or just a few dollars less. And 2, you are giving such a small amount for trade, you tick people off. A switch is getting $190 credit or $152 cash, but they resell for only $20 off new. Why go to gamestop you can do better on ebay. I rarely buy a game that is over $10 there anymore. It's sad because there isn't any great video game stores anymore.
I'm in the minority, but I really love gamestop! Getting a gift card or preordering a game in public is one of the joys of the world.
Wouldn't be the same once it becomes walmart.
 
I'm in the minority, but I really love gamestop! Getting a gift card or preordering a game in public is one of the joys of the world.
Wouldn't be the same once it becomes walmart.
I agree, I've always had a soft spot for video game stores. Things were better with competition. Before gamestop took over Electronics boutique and we had a few different stores gamestop was better. Once they had the market to themselves, that's where they really slipped. I still go in and look around I just don't often spend a lot.
 
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