GamingUnion.net: "It feels as though that over the years companies have had to find new means of making money from gaming, not just through hard sales but through other means as well. Constant internet access and downloadable updates have long changed the way that video games are marketed, sold, and even resold in some instances. Companies have had to become quite savvy in finding new ways to keep value in their products, combat the constant threat of theft and piracy, and of course squeeze out a few extra bucks from an already existing IP. But while some of these 'bonus' updates are acceptable add-ons, other 'features' over the years have become a little out of hand in what they ask customers to tolerate. Here's a list of a few of the more memorable gaming scams in recent times, some of which simply want gamers to part more frequently with their money, while others are a lot more subtle in their deception."