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Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games 461

BanjoTed writes "In a move to counter sales of pre-owned games, EA recently revealed DLC perks for those who buy new copies of Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Now, PlayStation platform holder Sony has jumped on the bandwagon with similar plans for the PSP's SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. '[Players] will need to register their game online before they are able to access the multiplayer component of the title. UMD copies will use a redeemable code while the digital version will authenticate automatically in the background. Furthermore ... anyone buying a pre-owned copy of the game will be forced to cough up $20 to obtain a code to play online."

Comment Re:Oh please. (Score 1) 837

And I would fire you the first time you pulled that tactic with me. If you accept employment, you agree to work for the terms and pay offered. If you want specific terms, you request them prior to employment.

Comment Re:And lots of bugs (Score 1) 342

I'm on a late-2008 24" iMac, 3.06Ghz / 512 Geforce 8800. My computer lags so bad in Dalaran after the 3.3 patch, I feel like a kernal panic is due any moment. One of the *first* things I noticed from the graphical changes they talked about was this weird fog in the Stormwind background behind my human paladin on the character select screen. Something drastic was changed, and not necessarily for the better.

Comment Re:You can't say NO (Score 1) 410

And that attitude is exactly why we have programs such as MADD -- to provide facts, not wild internet theories. "A couple of beers" is why I recently stood in front of my commander, and witnessed my troop lose a stripe (for DUI). "A couple of beers" also killed my best friend when I was 19.

Maybe....just maybe if you're a ginormous food-addicted beast will it have a lesser effect on you from "a couple of beers" than me. But that's not what kills people. It's their feeling of being superhuman; of how it won't happen to them; how 2 beers and drive becomes 6 beers and drive later on.

I'm not attacking you -- I'm attacking that train of thought. If you drink.... even if it's just one .... CALL A TAXI. Please.

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