Don't we wish. "Panic buying" will always be around. What makes it 100 X worse is that these items get released right around the Christmas season. The perfect gift. it is "Tickle Me Elmo" all over again.The best thing that could happen for the bot-run scalping system is for no one to buy from the scalpers. If everyone could hold off just another month, all those scalpers with tens, or hundreds or millions of dollars of high-interest, short-term debt in game consoles they can't sell...soon the problem gets fixed as they drop prices to unload and attemp to cover their losses.
But collective action is hard. And people are desparate for a tech-fueled dopamine rush in this #2020.
One of the reasons I quit playing Control, and Forza Horizon 4 (Sea of Thieves as well) was the dreadful loading times on the "One S". I'm serious when I say it was like a 4-6 minutes from loading the game to playing the game. Unforgiveable for modern gaming.It bugs me how much things like improved previous-gen performance appeals to me. Really makes me wish I had held out on playing Control because of how annoying the loading/hiccups/etc were.