Items tagged with content lock

Our coverage of the content lockout in the just-released game Kingdoms of Amalur and whether or not studios deserve a cut of used games sales kicked off quite a debate last week. We heard from a number of you with strong views on the topic, both pro and con, including an irate GameStop manager who was willing to give us his perspective* on the used game market and GameStop's business model. He writes: The price comparisons on what we buy for / pay for are not dissimilar to what the Half-Price Books bookstore chain "makes in profit" on a given resold book. And I can guarantee you that if you walk... Read more...
Studios and publishers are fighting back hard against the used game market, with the upcoming title Kingdoms of Amular, the latest to declare it'll use a content lock. In this case, KoA ups the ante by locking out part of the game that's normally available in single-player mode. Game reviewers found the following inside their copies. The text reads: "Online pass gives you access to the House of Valor faction quest, featuring seven additional single-player quests" It then gives instructions on how to activate the additional content. Gamers exploded, with many angry that game content that had shipped... Read more...