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Food for thought

I think about the digital revolution a lot. I've even written about it on here before. But the other day I had a new thought. When it comes to Xbox, PS3, Wii U, PS Vita, and 3DS (the major gaming platforms) most people buy their games at a store, take them home, and play them (except for the DS and Vita, you break that bad boy open in the car and play on the drive home.) But when it comes to PC games a majority of players download their games right at home. This disconnect has always just seemed like a cultural difference between the two communities. I have a new theory though. The fact that you can trade and sell your old console games holds people back from buying digital.

Ever since I started seriously gaming, about 10 years ago, there has been no way to sell my old PC games. They came on CDs that were easily burned and shared (I remember having a burned copy of StarCraft and using the number 3 to fill in the CD key). Speaking of CD keys, that's another reason you can'…