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http://www.destructoid.com/ubisoft-p...9-206266.phtml

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....We have official confirmation and a solid price point to work with. As is becoming the norm, new copies of games will include one-time codes that unlock multiplayer and potentially further bonus content as well.

If you buy an applicable title used and want access to this locked-out content, it's going to cost you $9.99. Ubisoft is launching this initiative "in the coming months," starting with Driver: San Francisco. Expect to see it applied to the company's "popular core games."
Oh no....
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Yay...

This does not effect me, Or PC gamers for that matter.... And not like your missing anything ubi's games are 7/10 at best
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Ubisoft's kidding themselves if they think I'm going to pay for a service like this, let alone buy their games in the first place. The only games of theirs I buy are the Assassin's Creed titles. They lost me as a customer when they released Far Cry 2, which was buggy as heck and absolutely terrible anyway, and then followed that up by releasing DRM that required an internet connection for single player games.

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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post
Yay...

This does not effect me, Or PC gamers for that matter.... And not like your missing anything ubi's games are 7/10 at best
I don't typically agree with generalizations, but you got that one nailed.
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Well, that is better than the alternative of not being able to unlock it. I still don't see the big deal. As long as one key is used by one person at any moment in time.

They are just making a game sitting on shelf unplayed being sold to some one who might actually want to play it equal to a lost sale on the game. If the person could not have bought the game used at a cheap price they probably wouldn't of purchased it at all. However, I do think that places like GameStop make entirely too much money off of used game sales. They should be charging much less for them or else giving people more of a trade in on games. This will have an effect on that at least. Used games will have to be sold for at least $10 less now.

I also remember back when I was a bit of console gamer (PS1 days) I would trade games with friends for a week or two. That is probably going bash that in unless they trade physical consoles as well.
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So long as this doesn't affect Anno 2070 I couldn't care less. Only game from Ubi I care about.
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Sounds like it's promoting piracy to me.
Why buy the game when you can simply acquire a copy, and purchase a legitimate key for $10, instead of $50-60?
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Quote:
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Sounds like it's promoting piracy to me.
Why buy the game when you can simply acquire a copy, and purchase a legitimate key for $10, instead of $50-60?
Shhhhh...let Ubisoft learn. Trial by fire is always the best instructor.
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Ubisoft get worse all the time.

-Starforce DRM
-Buying out good intellectual properties and trashing them
-Always-online DRM for single player games
-Proving the severe downsides of the above DRM when their servers went down for an extended period
-Won't give out review samples to magazines\\sites that gave negative reviews of their products

Now they treat second owners as though they never purchased the game.
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