Capcom’s attempt at trying to try and stop used game sales

Posted By | On 24th, May. 2010 Under News

After EA tried and are still trying to stop people from buy used games using tickets that players get only when they buy a new game (the ticket allows you to play online), Capcom didn’t want EA to be alone in this war, so they took their shot and trying to stop it as well, in a very unique, yet ineffective way.

There is a trophy that you can earn in Lost Planet 2, this particular trophy unlocks once you have played Lost Planet 2 for 6 months, so those trophy whores (and there are a lot of them) will not sell their copy to their local game store just to be able to get the trophy, a clever thing, yet its only effective for 6 months, and on top of that, gamers found a way to get the trophy without playing it for 6 months:

  1. Before starting the game, remove the LAN cable and set the clock seven months back.
  2. Create save data file.
  3. Return to the dash board, connect your LAN cable, and connect to Live.
  4. Start up the game and load up the save file.

I’m gonna take a shot at it and say that Activision will also try and do something about it, the biggest game publisher wouldn’t want to feel left out in this used games war.


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