Since only titles for which legitimate software has actually been purchased and which have been initially registered in the machine table can be used, resale (so-called used software purchase) after purchase by an end-user becomes practically impossible.
Reminds me of the most popular article on Curmudgeon Classic, Welcome to the Future, Mr. Gamer. Here's what I said back then:
No physical media. No rentals. No used games. No sharing games among friends. Limited hardware upgrades. Pay-to-play. Unless something seriously changes the course of the industry, this is the future.GameTap, Xbox Live Arcade, and of course Steam are leading the charge on games without physical media. GameTap is also trying out the software-as-service model. And now Sony is tackling the problem of used games by tying any purchased game to specific hardware, and that stone also kills the rental and sharing birds at the same time.
It's a wonderful time to be a gamer, no?
Blogger was translating ampersands into HTML entities, i.e. & amp ; (without the extra spaces)
After wrestling Blogger to the ground and making it scream "Uncle!" I think I've fixed it.
Man I can't wait. Every fucking time I have to stick a CD in the drive for some braindead copy protection system I die a little bit inside.
Also, all of you used game people are starving my child. Stop being so cheap!