XBox One's crackdown on pre-owned games
However, the video gaming companies and developers haven't ever been happy about you getting cheapo games.
When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, almost immediately everyone started to worry about whether or not you can play second-hand games on them. News to the contrary provoked uproar.
Microsoft have softened their approach on pre-owned games since then, after a PR disaster, saying that gamers will be able to trade games at "participating retailers" and that games can be passed to friends once, but only if they have been on a gamers friend's list for more than 30 days. Games produced away from Microsoft will be allowed to make their own minds up, and they could well opt for a ban.
Basically, they're all making it awkward for everyone. Sony will be keeping tabs on the whole thing before the release of the PS4 and invariably capitalising on the whole affair.
"For consumers buying a game for £40 or £50, there is a feeling they have a physical product that, ethically and legally, they should be able to sell," says Philip Oliver, CEO of Blitz Games Studios. "The problem for the industry is that the sale of a brand new game generates royalties for the publisher and the platform and, as it stands, when a game is sold second hand, they lose out."
We'll just have to wait and see what happens, thrifty gamers.