Please, Allow me.
Originally Posted by JNABK
As namdlo pointed out, Video game companies are going to begin implementing a "serial key" type technology into console games. So, basically, when you buy one of these console games, like a PC game, it will come with a "serial key". You will be required to register the "serial key" or certain game features will not be available, such as online play, bonus content, etc.
It is also speculated that in the event that you happen to come across a "used" copy of an effected game, for a nominal fee, a new "serial key" can be purchased from the game publisher.
If this plan actually goes into effect, it will mean the end of Gamestop and also Gamefly (online/mail order game rental company), and game rentals at blockbuster, and other rental stores.
Also, contrarily to what someone else before me posted, this is not "Sony Panicking" in the wake of the PSJailbreak. The discussion of game companies expressing interest in the re-sale profits of console games happened 6 months before the hack dongle. It is pure GREED.
Source: Yahoo news article
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