If it's crap ... We'll tell you
A class action lawsuit in California now requires Gamestop locations in the state, as well as on their website, to label games that are missing free DLC that comes with purchase for at least the next two years. Apparently the firm handling the lawsuit was able to prove that Gamestop was misleading customers by displaying game cases for used games that advertised free DLC with purchase (though I'm assuming these were games that had the original offers printed on the case). They say their goal was to make the stores lower prices on used games that weren't complete, and made the consumer buy things like online passes that drove the price of the game up higher than buying new. As a result of the lawsuit, California gamers who bought certain used games from Gamestop are entitled to up to $15 in Gamestop coupons or checks, and the law firm is looking to see about expanding this to other states.
Mostly I brought this up in case anyone in California didn't know about this and was effected. I don't have a Facebook, so I can't see myself, but all the relevant information should be able to be found here: http://www.facebook.com/gamestop.settlement
Actually. I read somewhere that to combat the online pass thing, Gamestop would be including dlc codes with used purchases of games. When I bought Rage used, they gave me the code to get the side missions that came with every new purchase of the game.
Maybe the code just hadn't been used when sold, I don't know.
somewhere online isn't company policy. you may have gotten someone who was cool or as you said a copy without a used Online code.
"the firm handling the lawsuit(people who know how to exploit dumbasses) was able to prove that Gamestop was misleading customers(SAID DUMBASSES)"
This is stupid, gamestop didn't do anything wrong. Also if you don't have a facebook, yet you some how have a spill account, that's amazing to say the least.The big issue is the online content (from the 15 dollars they want) which is the responsibility of the publishers and devs (especially devs since they lock the games content that way).
Research even saying:
"Hey is there any difference between buying it used and new?"
Also if it's some parent who's getting the "I HATE YOU" from their child over it...I think the child should be slapped.
Is that really an excuse? My wife's played probably ten hours of video games in her entire life but she knows the difference. She know's because she buys games as gifts so she asks questions and does research before she hands over any dough.
Huh... odd. I've actually had GameStop employees talk me out of buying used copes in favor of the DLC. Specifically thinking of Battlefield 3 and the new maps.
Of course, I tend to interact with them every time I go in, so I can't say I'm the average customer.