Gamasutra recently reported
on a German consumer advocacy group that has a bone to pick with the game industry's largest digital distributor. VZBV
has gone to court over a complaint against Valve
which stems from the software giant's stance against digital resales.
Valve's Steam platform doesn't allow users to sell previously purchased games, and VZBV says that similar policies will harm digital distribution over the long-term "as users realize more fully the implications of having their content tied down to a single digital platform."
It can be argued, though, that the industry-wide shift to digital is predicated on the desire for more control over end users and the desire to kill used game sales, so it will be interesting to see Valve's response to this and other similar challenges that may surface in the future. What say you, Massively readers? Do you think you should be able to resell your digital games?
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