By Rowr 4 Comments
The other day i went into the local best buy to purchase some shiny new games for my shiny new PS Vita. Typically i prefer to purchase games digitally when available, but given the limitations of space on the expensive storage cards sony provide for the system physical copies seemed like the way to go. After some umming and aahing I walked out of the store with Wipeout 2048 and Unit 13.
Upon arriving home I discover that I have managed to pick the two games that come with online passes, presumably to hurt the evil practice of buying used games. No problem i'll just enter the code in here and....."The code you entered may not be correct or may be invalid."
It took me a google search to work out - as i had guessed that the issue lied with my PSN account being Australian and the game being purchased in the USA. Ok no problem, while I don't see the effects on the used game trade by region locking an online code, I guess i'll pony up the 15 dollars each for the downloadable online pass from the store, fair enough they got me. As an Australian i'm accustomed to the high price of trying to be someone who plays videogames. Wait a minute...according to this forum post i Googled - A US COPY OF THE GAME WILL ONLY WORK WITH A US CODE ON A US ACCOUNT. Phew that would of been another 30 dollars of free credits to Sony.
Isn't this a premium portable system? Is this not the system someone would buy if they say, spend a lot of time travelling internationally? Is there any other point to this aside from tricking the customer into giving them money?
So I just bought two brand new games with a large intent to play online that are completely useless to me.
I guess it's all my fault and I should of had the foresight to know that these two games came with online codes that are region locked right?
No wait a minute, fuck that. I researched to check vita games were not region locked before I purchased the system. Without an incredibly specific paranoia there is no fucking way I could of foresaw this. It wasn't even obvious these games came with codes.
This morning I went into the local place for trading in games (a small independent business) and sold my brand new games for what they would take them for, 12 dollars each ALL BECAUSE they came with codes to prevent the trading of used games. Naturally they wouldn't pay me any extra for the codes so I opted to keep them, and here is where you come in.
Ok not necessarily.
Here's the situation, I have these two online passes for the USA copies of Wipeout 2048 and Unit 13.
So if you own either of these games used or have any interest to buy a used copy I can supply you with an online pass free of charge.
You get the full game at a discount and I get the much needed satisfaction of robbing Sony of $20 after they robbed $55 off me. So PM me if you have any interest or feel free to comment below how bat shit retarded this whole situation is or how retarded I am for not using psy powers to predict this would happen.
My plan from here is to purchase a 32 gb card for $100 and purchase all my games digitally.