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Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games

February 19th, 2010 02:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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.”

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