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While that still allows for resale of used digital games, it is not forcing Valve to implement resale into steam.
Some games I just don't see a resale being possible with. For example Company of Heroes Requires you to make a account and activate your keys to it. Now how will you resell a game when the CD-Key no longer functions? Can't Force Valve to give users new keys...

Suing Valve will help no one, as it's the methods of DRM that makes resale a pain. Thats why we would be better off till valve or whomever can find a good way to resell the games that are capable of being sold.
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It would be nice to be able to auction my steam account. If steam adds an option to delete the cloud stuff then I don't see why not??? lets say Valve takes %25 of the total sale price of an account...I am OK with that too....
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While that still allows for resale of used digital games, it is not forcing Valve to implement resale into steam.
Some games I just don't see a resale being possible with. For example Company of Heroes Requires you to make a account and activate your keys to it. Now how will you resell a game when the CD-Key no longer functions? Can't Force Valve to give users new keys...

Suing Valve will help no one, as it's the methods of DRM that makes resale a pain. Thats why we would be better off till valve or whomever can find a good way to resell the games that are capable of being sold.

If they win, personal CD keys will be a thing of the past. Any ruling will affect makers to
 
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I see this being about people who want to sell their accounts on ebay.
    
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I hope valve loses? That's a strange thought.....

Reselling digital games would be cool. I could finally flip the THREE extra copies of Metro I have on steam (it gets packaged with EVERYTHING). Should be interesting to see how this goes.
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If they win, personal CD keys will be a thing of the past. Any ruling will affect makers to

I doubt it, if anything Valve will just retreat from that area. I don't think the amount of money it would take valve to implement Resale into Stream wouldn't be worth it for them. When they could just leave, PC gaming may be big in Germany but most of the profit sill comes from UK and USA.

I would love a good resale system, but only games that are able to be resold should. Steam will eventually allow you to trade certain games like it already does for some, and sell. But in good time, as in a few years.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

I doubt it, if anything Valve will just retreat from that area. I don't think the amount of money it would take valve to implement Resale into Stream wouldn't be worth it for them. When they could just leave, PC gaming may be big in Germany but most of the profit sill comes from UK and USA.

I would love a good resale system, but only games that are able to be resold should. Steam will eventually allow you to trade certain games like it already does for some, and sell. But in good time, as in a few years.

Chances are any ruling in Ger would affect the rest of the EU, seeing as this is a consumer rights issue. Also, one does not simply "retreat" from the world's 3rd biggest economy.
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I don't see how you could make reselling digital games really feasible, what I'd rather see is that once you purchase a game on steam you own it permanently. They only thing Valve could then do is lock you out of the online aspect of the game. That's as far as I'd like to see this go.
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Seeing this lawsuit, I wonder how this will effect the way Sony is 'supposedly' blocking second hand games.

I really hope the EU gets Steam to allow second hand games (even if only in Europe). It would be sweet to see any "anti-used games" system from Sony or MS pronounced illegal.
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I don't think we would be able to ever sell the game we buy on steam i would be cool if we could but i think there would be alot of hassle in doing it.
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