Coopdevil wrote:Dudley wrote:But yes, if they get their way, second hand software would be illegal. The fact that this would directly lead to the probable bankruptcy of the major high street chains or at the very least a massive reduction in the discounts they can ever offer seems to have been overlooked by EA et al.
What is the current state of play with this concept in Japan? I know the publishers were trying to outlaw the second hand game market and had the "NO RESELL" flashes all over their game boxes, but I never heard "what happened next".
I can't honestly remember the last new game UK game I bought at the Â£29.99 mark. Its all second hand, reduced or budget priced stuff for me (the Mega Drive Collection on PS2 was the last new game I bought and that was only Â£20 IIRC)
Actually there's a question?(offtopic)
Isnt it still >technically< illegal to resell games in the UK anyway?
If I remember rightly there's usually a some legal blurb at the end of the instructions/on the box etc somewhere about the publisher retain the rights etc etc , and that you cant make copies , blah blah or resell the title.Theres usually something similar on cd's too
Its like the one on video tapes at the end where you get a lot of legalese and get told you cant show them on oil rigs(what was with THAT anyway??)I don't actually have any games to hand here so I'll have a look at a few when I go home.
Anyway , piracy eh?
Maybe this is why every game lately seems to want to go online (either uploading/downloading content /multiplayer/Or is just another MMO which only work online anyway ) as it's quite hard to get away with using a dodgy serial key in an online game?