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Walmart dips into trade-in market this month, selling used games in summer

The used game market just grew immensely, as Walmart announced plans today to begin taking video game trade-ins across the United States, putting itself in direct competition with GameStop. Starting March 26, those trading their games in at more than 3,100 Walmart stores will receive a gift card...

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Valve can restrict resale of digital games in Germany, court rules

‚ÄčThe Regional Court of Berlin has dismissed a lawsuit from the German consumer organization VZBV against Valve, for now granting Valve the authority to prevent Steam users from reselling their libraries of digital games. Business as usual, that is. In September 2012, VZBV brought a desist...

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GameStop's motion to dismiss used games class action lawsuit denied

A federal judge has denied Gamestop's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed over the absence of single-use downloadable content codes for used games, Polygon reports. The lawsuit alleges that this practice violates the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. United States District Judge Robert...

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Gamestop: 'We applaud Microsoft' for reversing Xbox One used-game rules

Gamestop is pleased with Microsoft's announcement that the Xbox One will allow games to be traded in as usual, a spokesperson tells Joystiq. On June 6, Microsoft announced a system for Xbox One that would allow games to be shared only once, and only to someone the player has known for more than 30...

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Sony throws down new games, new footage, and the gauntlet at E3 2013

Sony finished day 0 of E3 2013 with a bang, following up on its PlayStation 4 console announcement from earlier this year with some more game teases and reveals, and then laying down one of the most memorable E3 moments ever, with Jack Tretton taking full advantage of the public discontent with...

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Sony E3 press briefing wrap-up live with Joystiq and Engadget

Our News Editor Alexander Sliwinski and Engadget Senior Associate Editor Ben Gilbert have a difficult task. They have to break down every bombshell dropped during Sony's gasp-filled E3 press briefing. No draconian always-online policy? Used games that work just like ... used games? That price? ...

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How game licensing works on the Xbox One (yes, it supports used games)

You will be able to give your Xbox One games to your friends, but only once and only to friends you've known for more than a month. That's according to the new rules shared today about Xbox One game licensing by Microsoft. All games will be available new in both disc or digital form, and will...

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Report: No fee to play used Xbox One games, Skype powers voice chat

Citing "sources familiar with the system," Polygon reports that the Xbox One will not require a fee to play used games. Instead, the console will perform regular online checks to verify disc authenticity and ownership. Polygon's sources note that used game sales will continue, as Xbox One game...

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Report: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales

The Xbox One will support the used games market, but how this will happen and who stands to benefit has been a topic of much discussion this week. As Microsoft continues to allow speculation to run rampant, MCV has gotten in touch with UK retail sources who explained a plausible scenario of how...

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Gamestop: 'Xbox has said that they do support' used games market

Gamestop's approach to the Xbox One's nebulous pre-owned game policies – which may include charging players a fee for booting up a used game – involves emphasis on digital adaptation, and letting Microsoft do the talking. "I figured that question would come up," Gamestop President...

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