| Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here comes yet another site looking to help gamers skip the used game store and head straight to their fellow gamers for their previously played games. 99Gamers.com launched in a private beta a few months ago to test out their system (put forward to one of the most trying crucibles on the Internet today – Reddit), followed by a public launch on October 22nd. The site uses “coins” as its currency (1:1 on the dollar, though it requires you to get a minimum of $5 worth per coin purchase) and, according to the founders, Brandon and Jon Kruzeniski, has 900 games listed for “sale” between over 350 current members.
And if you read our article on Waygoz last year and were now thinking that the question essentially asking “How will this site make money?” is going to pop up again, you were right. Except this time I think we’ve got an actual answer. You see, you have to buy your way into this community of traders, and once you do, your cash becomes virtual currency, but can’t be converted back into real cash, only game trades. So, do you use 99Gamers.com? If so, feel free to share your thoughts below.