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This is all fair but annoying at the same time. Thank GOD i play on PC now.
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is it sad that i tried to mimic this?

lol i see nothign wrong with a online pass, anyone want to buy a xbox? lmao
    
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Maybe they should address why people are returning their games to begin with.
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Maybe they should address why people are returning their games to begin with.
I think it's quite obvious, it says so in the source. Rather than try and ban 2nd hand sales of games, companies like Codemasters want to compete and they do that by making the brand new retail copy more valuable than a second hand copy. It's essentially what they need to do to combat piracy, not fight it, but instead compete with it.

2nd hand games are a competitor to developers/publishers and I think it's good they decide to compete against them as opposed to make rash decisions.
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Buy the game new. Issue solved.
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I really don't find this that bad, developers get 0 $ for every second hand game sold, but IF they price online passes reasonably (5-10$) then it's fine
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post #27 of 36
Grrrrrr
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Ok... this is the second developer I've heard that is nagging about second hand market and not piracy this week.

Was there a study that proved piracy did nothing? Or are people no longer satisfied with such a stupid excuse?
there has been a few that proved this since 2005.
post #29 of 36
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A lot of people will be disappointed about this. Seems like a trend in new games now.
No.

This stops piracy much more than DRMs and stupid incomprehensible measures.

You get the original? Kay, you get more cars and more tracks (more maps in BFBC2) .

That stops people from downloading stuff, because in the end they'll need to pay for something for their pirated game... So why not buy it in the first place.


I support this measures.
   
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post #30 of 36
Yup, these are good measures. A business aims to make a profit. That is their #1 priority.

They either fight piracy/2nd hand games which hurts the original consumer or they compete with it. They make the new retail game worth paying for. This is what they are doing and it is a perfect equilibrium that benefits both us the consumer and business.
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