The Second Hand Problem

Imagine buying a second-hand DVD from a shop. You take home your purchase, put it in your DVD player and then settle down with a significant other or group of friends to indulge in an evening of cinematic entertainment.

You and your present company sit through the usual copyright warnings, trailers and menus when BAM! The DVD stops playing, and tells you that if you want to watch this movie with your friends, you will need to pay £10 before you can continue. There would be an absolute uproar, and rightly so.

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QuodEratDemonstrandm2553d ago

The argument is fallacious. He's equating a fee to access online features with a fee for accessing a movie on a dvd. It would make more sense if the dvd in the example were to charge $10 to access the commentary.

If [used game price] + [online pass] < [new game price] then you're still getting a good deal. I don't see what all the fuss is about. Further: if you don't care for online features, you have no need for this online pass.