Re: My sole experience of Lync
If my computer's off, my mobile rings instead... unified comms, innit.
11 posts • joined 9 Feb 2010
"These services are provided as a bonus to the original purchaser of the game"
Or, arguably, they are an integral part of the game that someone paid full retail price.
"but why the hell are they expected to provide used games customers—from whom they see not one penny—with said services for free"
For one game disk sold, only one person can play online at any point in time; therefore your (and EA's) justification is null and void. If your/their argument were true, EA could drop $10 from the price of every game, have a $10 "online fee" for every game (new or 2nd hand), and be no worse off. Odd that they're not doing that.
Having said all that, I don't think it's unreasonable for games publishers to look to recoup money from the 2nd hand market somehow, as ultimately it hampers innovation and development in new gaming areas.
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