Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles

If you're looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online retailers, all offering gently used games for all platforms, as well as consoles and handhelds as big discounts. This week we're looking at five of the best spots to grab good deals on used gaming gear,… »9/24/14 7:16pm9/24/14 7:16pm

Online Passes Treated Every Customer Like a Shoplifter

Every time I bring home a new video game I have this ritual: I take a fish boning knife and slide it under a fold in the shrinkwrap, then twist. Then I try to remove all of the cellophane in one piece, like it's the world's biggest peel-and-eat shrimp. If it's an Xbox 360 game, I slip it down under the obnoxious seal… »10/21/13 4:48pm10/21/13 4:48pm

Third-Party Publishers Will Have Final Say On Used Games for PS4 [Update]

In an interview with Game Trailers’ Geoff Keighley, Sony CEO Jack Tretton shed more light on how used games will work on the PlayStation 4. It seems that, while the system’s first-party games will be free to trade in or share without restriction, third-party publishers can choose to behave otherwise. »6/11/13 1:54pm6/11/13 1:54pm

GameStop Says 60% Of Surveyed Gamers Wouldn't Buy A Console If It Blocks Used Games

Hard times could be getting harder for GameStop, the massive store chain that buys and sells video games all across North America. Already challenged by gaming's increasingly digital future, GameStop now has to face the prospect of a new Xbox that will block used games, if recent reports are true. »2/12/13 6:30pm2/12/13 6:30pm

No Box? Half Price! The Art of Buying Used Games in Japan

This last week I took my annual trip to the US to visit family. Like always, while I was there, I made sure to hit up the used game stores and buy games that have never come out in Japan—i.e. Dead Space »8/24/12 7:00am8/24/12 7:00am, , etc. Despite having lived in Japan for so long (eight years now), it still surprises me how different it is…