TurtlePerson2 wrote:Activision just finally wised up to people like you and I. If you make your games require Steam or Battle-Net, then people can't sell them used. Consequently, there's never any pressure on the price of new games. This allows them to not have price cuts. After a long enough time without price cuts, consumers will realize that they just need to pay more for games.
Once that happens, people will buy fewer games with the amount being spent on games stays roughly the same. Consequently, a big publisher like Activision only needs to worry about putting out four or five big hits every year.
Basically, it's good for business, but bad for you and I.
that's a nice theory but you're ignoring what actually happens...the games in question get cracked so that they can be played without steam or the like and then get uploaded to various torrent sites, once gamers get used to being able to get games for free then spending even $20 on a game seems like too much and the sales figures drop.