Best Buy Tests Used Game Market with Kiosks

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Fuzzmaster

I'm assuming PC gamers will once again be left out in the cold?

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grayscare0

Most likely, yes.

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Cadmium

You would think that Wal-Mart would just spring for a kiosk for each of their 3.656 total U.S. stores...

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FRAGaLOT

how much credit do you get?  I barely can score $15 for a semi-recent game at GameStop. But since I don't have to deal with a snarky clerk at Gamestop, Best buy can cut down labor costs using these machines, and POSSIBLY give me more money for the trade in.  But since Best Buy dosen't SELL used games, it's kina moot.  I'll have to trade in at least 4 games to get $60 worth for any title they have.

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nekollx

 Judge went on to say that Best Buy will also be testing the sale of
used games in those stores
, while some of the kiosks will also rent
games (and movies).

 

READ THE FRICKING ARTICLE

 

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neo1piv14

Test for functionality? Does it also test if I put in a burned disc before giving me a gift card? Seems like they'd still have to have someone watching the kiosk to make sure people put in legit discs. Still a fantastic idea to get some business in their store.

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grayscare0

I, too, am wondering just how the machine will be able to distinguish legit and pirated discs.  I'm thinking such functionality won't be available for awhile--especially if several consoles are supported-- but this is merely a test and not a widespread deal.

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Soufboy

Its quite easy to distinguish pirated discs from legal discs based upon the codes imprinted on the inner ring of a cd.  Commercial burners in PCs aren't high tech enough to burn these imprinted codes on the inner ring of the CD...while industrial burners which companies use are powerful enough to do so.

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nekollx

 color me intriguied

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Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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