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    This was a huge shock to me. I mean retail sales aren't enough anymore?

    http://www.whatthechrist.com/2011/10...battlefield-3/
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    Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

    PC included as well I thought.
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      Seems like a CD-key, except for consoles.

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        A number of publishers are doing that now. It's basically a way to get some cash out of the second hand game market. Buy the game new? Get all the bells and whistles. Buy the game used? Plunk down a little cash to get access to said bells and whistles.

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          So clicked through to the source and the guy's article says that EA published Portal 2... HIS source is listed as the twitter account of demize99, which I don't really feel like sifting through to find out if this is all true or not.

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            Yes, EA publishes Valve games for retail on consoles.

            I understand 100% why publishers are doing this. Pretty much none of a used game trade-in/sale goes back to the publisher. So a business like gamestop gets a serious amount of money without giving any to the publisher.
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            • #7
              Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

              This article is a great example of why this is necessary. If this becomes more common then I think we should see the Console game prices going down a little, hopefully!

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              • #8
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                Imagine if there was a law that cars could not be re-sold or bought used...

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                  Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

                  Originally posted by Tempus View Post
                  Imagine if there was a law that cars could not be re-sold or bought used...

                  "Please purchase your drive pass to start your car.

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                    Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

                    But... there is no such law.
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                      Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

                      Why are the publishers doing this?
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                        Re: PS3 and Xbox versions require one time pass code

                        Originally posted by Namebot View Post
                        Why are the publishers doing this?
                        Extra money and sideskirting the US's First Sale doctrine that they've been mad at for years now. The same reason that they try to tell you that you don't own actual software, just a license to use your discs, and you waived your rights by signing a shrinkwrap-contract EULA.

                        It's not so much "trying to recoup losses because of big ol' gamestop" because it affects ANY sale or exchange of ownership, which is the right of the consumer upon leaving the store. Selling it on Ebay, Salvation Army, or giving it to a friend after you're done with it count just as much as EB Games/Gamestop making money from it.

                        It's the company trying to take a route around consumer protection laws that have been in place since the 1976 copyright law, and earn more money.

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