Poll: Should Publishers/Developers Receive a Cut of Used Game Sales?

Earlier this week, Ready at Dawn Studios boss Ru Weerasuriya opined that retailers not sharing the profits generated from used game sales with the publisher/developer is not fair.

"You can't make a living at the expense of everybody else," he said.  "Unfortunately, they're not just making a living at the expense of developers but also the consumers because the consumers will see less and less games come out if developers can't get revenue to make more new titles and keep going as a business."

Now, Mr. Weerasuriya isn't suggesting that gamers should pay more for used games, only that used game sellers should share the wealth with content creators.

Does that sound fair to you?  Should publishers or developers share in the monies of a second sale or is the dough they earn on the first sale all they should have a claim to?  Vote in the poll and let us know!

If you feel your thoughts can not be properly expressed in the form of an anonymous poll, please make judicious use of the below comments section or send us an email at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.  EZK and I will discuss this topic and your opinions on the next podcast.

Until then, eat your veggies.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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