EA's Questionable Attempt to Discourage Used Game Sales
"At EA, the plan is called “Project Ten Dollar”. New titles, such as “Mass Effect 2” and “Dragon Age: Origins,” feature downloadable content (DLC) that is available the same day a title hits store shelves. Buyers of new copies of the game get a one-time use code, allowing them to download the content for free. Anyone who picks up a used copy, though, must pay $10 or higher for the same DLC"
In this economy how will the consumer feel about EA's attempt to discourage used game sales???? This may bite them in the ass as the consumer may decide that EA is unfairly penalizing them. EA's timing really stinks if they think they can add charges to the used game sales when people are still hurting financially.
Also, does the advertising space in GME's stores not help the publishers? What if GME decided to favor the other publishers who seem less determined to hurt its used game business?
I don't understand the argument made by game mfgs. Why do they feel they deserve a portion of resale of a game? When I sell my used F-150, Ford doesn't bitch about not getting any money. If they want more money then they should try to fetch a higher sale price for their games. I was ready to buy a PSP but after Sony's bright idea to release PSP GO they can 'go' somewhere.
Also,Requiring web connection to play a game is another brain fart. No playing in the car, on the plane, in airport, etc - this is a stupid idea. Mfgs keep coming up with ideas like these they might as well just slit their throats. Consumers have many other choices begging for their hard earned dollars.