Originally Posted by TMSI
Vision and hardware, from what I recall. And don't forget the selection of guns available... and the old days of McDonalds' within the store. Want some fries with that 22-cal?
I disgress. Anyways:
I see this as a Good Thing(tm) for the consumer - it'll start to give a bit of a decrease in price in the used games market and a lot more competition between the various gaming shops versus the big box retailer to see who can sell a game the cheapest but still turn mass profits.
But at the same time I see this as a Bad Thing(tm) for the game companies - as others have stated it does harm game publishers and developers' wallets. Every time that game is 're-sold' all profits go to the person before them (ie the store) and not back to the publishers and hard-working developers that deserve that money.
So, bad for corporate conglomerates and the developers, good for us.