I’m just going to go ahead and file this is in the fantastic ideas of the year folder.
All the game publishers and developers have one thing in common and that is that they dislike second hand game sales as they don’t get a cut from the action and feel that it’s unfair that retailer can profit on their product without handing over a piece of the pie.
I believe that is ridiculous as they received their share when the game was originally purchased and asking to be paid twice for the same game isn’t fair. It’s not like Suzuki is going to get paid when I finally dump the piece of rubbish on someone elseâ€¦ anyway where was I? oh yeahâ€¦ boobies.
What EA have done to counteract second hand sales and to try and convince you to buy the game new is to include a code in the box which when entered will check with the servers if it hasn’t been used and if not will then unlock a whole pile of boobies and some extra hiding spots in the city.
However if you buy the game second hand you will still get a fully functional title just missing a few of those boobies. I personally think this is a great way to motivate new sales over second hand and as long as we as a community ensure that they never release a game that is gimped without the code I will be happy.
Last Updated: December 4, 2009