Mar 27, 2010

GameStop Getting Sued

According to Ars Technica, huge video game retail franchise GameStop is under some legal heat. Maybe you've heard the commercials "buy your copy at Gamestop and get (insert weapon/level/character here)". Some sort of downloadable content is meant to be the prize for buying a game new these days, rather than buying used which doesn't send any cash up the stream to the developers. The reason they're getting sued, somebody screamed "false advertising" because they thought they could buy the game used and get the same extra content. Sorry, no, you have to buy it. It's disappointing, but sue-worthy? My guess is this case will end in an out of court settlement and GameStop will just start throwing disclaimers or stickers on cases that state "special content included" is only for brand new games.

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