Lens of Truth writes - "We all know by now that the new trend in gaming where a player has to use an online code found in the new copy of recent titles just to play with their friends on the net seems to be taking the industry by storm. The real question here however is whether or not this can be considered good for gaming as a whole. For those of you who don’t know, when a person buys a used game all of the profit goes to the store they bought it from. No money goes to the publisher and certainly no money goes to the developers that worked so hard to make the game. This has caused developers to take action by punishing those who don’t buy new copies by way of denying them a key feature to many of today’s games. It seems like a smart, albeit dirty, move on their part but there are some things that might have been over looked by doing this."