Originally Posted by tjhooker73
So just because your Dad has a wallet means he should give you his money?
I disagree with you. Only because a game bought second hand should still function online imo and circumventing that has no moral issue - at least for me.
If second hand games worked online and didn't require purchase of a new online pass code, then yes - we'd only be talking about enabling piracy then.
Online passes bought in purely to make cash for publisher, offer no additional benefit as for each copy, the online component has already been paid for. When buying a book, cd, dvd, bluray, second hand, you get the full meat of the product. There may be a few situations where you might miss out on a bonus code for a bluray that can be used online for a digital copy or something, but you get the main portion.
These days, with many games the online portion can be constituted as more than a bonus or gimmick. But an integral part to the game.
I welcome any hack to bypass the online pass troll tax.