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Pre-owned DLC penalty entirely fair

It seems as if every day a new publisher jumps aboard the in-box DLC code bandwagon, and industry analysts have given their full backing to the new payment model. Games such as Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins lock pre-owned buyers out of accessing additional content online, whereas upcoming …

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EA talks DLC codes

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has sought to defend the firm’s recent efforts to reward customers who buy new copies of its games by bundling one-off DLC codes in the box. The likes of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 have already included such codes, …

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Pre-owned ‘a bigger problem than piracy

As EA is set to implement a divisive $10 pay-wall in a bid to curb pre-owned sales of its games, one experienced UK developer believes the threat of second-hand sales must be addressed. In fact, Blitz Games Studios co-founder Andrew Oliver believes that piracy is not the biggest problem facing …

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EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has lifted the lid on what the company is calling the Online Pass – it’s own take on the DLC code system that rewards those who buy brand new copies of its games. Much like the tactics already employed with fellow EA releases such as …

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Green Man Gaming finally goes live

Gamers can now for the first time trade in their digitally downloaded titles with the official, albeit slightly delayed, launch of Green Man Gaming’s ecommerce portal. The service arrives with 500 games from 26 publishers. Current offers include Broken Sword 3 for 3.99, Ninja Blade for 19.99 and the award-winning …

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Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

UK games retailer GAME has once again targeted the popular Modern Warfare franchise for some heavy discounting with both new and pre-owned prices for the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare being driven to an all-new low. Last week GAME hit the headlines for selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare …

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Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

The monopoly once enjoyed by the likes of GAME and GameStop in the pre-owned market is under threat like never before, and now one analyst has predicted that Wal-Mart in the US will follow Best Buy UK’s lead in introducing a second hand offer in its stores. We had seen …

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Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market. The firm has a range of pre-owned titles in-store already for all formats, and consumers can trade-in their games against anything in-store, such as a Blu-ray disc or a TV, and vice versa. Pre-owned is an important …

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Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

New website tradeyourgames.co.uk, which buys and sells pre-owned titles, will roll out a business-to-business service so that independent video game retailers can sell excess stock. The site launched earlier this month and claims to offer consumers trade-in rates of up to 40 per cent more than High Street stores. It …

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US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

In a move akin to Budgens or Cost Cutter introducing such a range to its stores in the UK, American retail behemoth 7-Eleven has confirmed that it is to begin selling pre-owned video games in 50 per cent of its US outlets. This represents a total of over 3,000 outlets. …

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