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MEL MENDEZ has video games for a variety of consoles, both old and new, but new practices in the gaming industry are taking a bite out of his business.

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Gaming industry changes are challenge for resalers

Downloadable games and tougher rules challenge used game industry Microsoft’s initial announcement earlier this year that its new Xbox One would require a daily Internet connection and essentially eliminate the ability of game owners to resell or share their games, or even play them on someone else’s game console sparked a months-long furor in the gaming community until last month when the technology giant backed away from both requirements.

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