Dirwulf wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 18:55:
This just in from CNN money
"Now, GameStop says it will not sell the opened DXHR packages -- in fact, it won't sell any physical copies of the game at all until Square Enix ships GameStop a version without the OnLive coupon. GameSpot will continue to sell its own digital version of the game in its stores and online."
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 18:14:Serule wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 18:04:
Not that I'm defending gamestop (I unfortunately work there..) but can I ask how many of you who posted actually use onlive? Not that I agree that taking it out of the box was right.. but really.. how much damage would it do?
Whether or not you use it isn't the point; the point is they are breaking a manufacturer's seal on a product, removing content, and selling it at the full price, minus one of the items.
Whether I chose to use the service, or give the code to someone that does, is irrellevant: They stole material from a package, and sold it under false pretense.
That's actually breaking the law.
DangerDog wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 15:56:necrosis wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 15:32:JayDeath wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 14:32:Newegg had B&M stores?!
I wish Newegg still had brick and mortar stores instead of just the online store. I miss the Newegg that was down the road. *sigh*
Egghead, I was sort of confused too when I first heard the name Newegg.
Egghead was great though, computer software stores are/have going the way of bookstores - out of business.
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 13:48:
I wish they had done this back when I had 16 months of beard on my face filled with toothpicks...
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 10:48:
Of all people they had to pick the world's biggest douche bag.
Overon wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 15:17:
Good point, I didn't realize consider is an anti-trust angle to this too.
The Sherman Act also makes it a crime to monopolize any part of interstate commerce. An unlawful monopoly exists when one firm controls the market for a product or service, and it has obtained that market power, not because its product or service is superior to others, but by suppressing competition with anticompetitive conduct.
Overon wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 14:33:
I'm no lawyer and I don't know the law.
But can they open a box, remove something, and then sell it as new in the USA? Is that legal?
Even if legal, this is just scandalous.