The day of digital downloads may be closer than one may think. Today GAME announced their going out of business sales before closing the doors. GAME is the equivalent of GameStop or EB. Gamers can trade in games, for store credit, and purchase second hand titles for a fraction of the retail cost. Most consumers have already realized the problem with this system. Anyone who can do simple math can see why this was bound to happen. When customers are given a small fraction of the price retailers are going to re-list the same item at there is little incentive. On top of the money issue, some consumers would say the store is a bit pushy from a marketing standpoint. Anyone familiar with GAME can attest to cashiers having set scripts to relay to each customer before the transaction ends; things like pre orders, protection plans and “free” subscriptions. Never would you hear a simple “thank you, come again” and be on your way. Consumers weren’t the only ones unhappy about these stores. Weeks back, speculation began to arrise about Microsoft’s next generation console cutting support for used games. With one major chain down Microsoft may have an easy decision. Is this the beginning of the end of discs?