Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


6 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 112457 9-Dec-2012 21:02
Send private message

and my brother wants to buy the game of me (no way he's get nothing for free :) ) I'm finished with the game and have no need for it any more. 

How does one unregister the key that I have used or does he have to buy a new one?


Create new topic
518 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 729419 9-Dec-2012 21:13
Send private message

No I don't think there is a way because it works like a licence key.




PC: 3.3ghz Core i5-2500, 8gb DDR3, ATI Radeon 5850, 27" QHD IPS Monitor

Mobile Phone: iPhone 5 32gb Graphite.


26 posts

Geek


  Reply # 733422 17-Dec-2012 10:28
Send private message

Yeah, these new DRMs will cause you a lot of grief when trying to resell. Most new games can't be resold. You could contact (ubisoft?) and ask them to deregister your key, but they would much prefer your that your brother buys another game. I don't buy ubisoft games purely because of their DRM. HAWX 2 was a disaster with that. You have to be connected to the internet all of the time. Hopefully it is better with Farcry 3.

566 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 82

Trusted

  Reply # 733444 17-Dec-2012 11:23
Send private message

How will this work with video stores renting games???

26 posts

Geek


  Reply # 733466 17-Dec-2012 12:03
Send private message

Video stores don't rent PC games so there is no trouble there. With some xbox and PS3 games there is extra free DLC and such and the stores just scratch out the serial number. Not really sure how they work it.



6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 733550 17-Dec-2012 13:16
Send private message

the ubisoft client has an offline mode which is helpful cause the game could never contact the server during a load and it always bombed out. put it in offline mode and bingo it started working.

I like the good old days where you didn't have to be online to play. I understand why but that doesn't make it any less dumb

26 posts

Geek


  Reply # 733556 17-Dec-2012 13:21
Send private message

The sad thing is the people who have pirated it will have a better gaming experience than those who purchased it. That's a bit backwards...

8025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 733627 17-Dec-2012 14:43
Send private message

Fabian: How will this work with video stores renting games???


Video stores are an anachronism.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.