Apr 11, 2012

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Gamestop Must Warn of DLC for Used Games

Gamestop Must Warn of DLC for Used Games

There is something to be said when somebody sues a company and the end result is to settle. Such is the case with Gamestop, who settled a lawsuit filed against them two years ago by one James Collins. The lawsuit was filed in the state of California, where Gamestop must now adhere to certain orders.

The lawsuit details that Gamestop was selling used games that require the purchase of downloadable content. Per the settlement, Gamestop must now include some kind of warning both in-store and online that downloadable content may be required when you purchase a used game. This only applies in the state of California; however, the law firm involved with the case is researching to see if other consumers have been affected by this in other states.

If any one consumer has been affected by this, you can receive $15 dollars as compensation. If you are a Powerup Rewards member, you will receive a $10 check and a $5 coupon. However, if you are not a member of Gamestop’s rewards program, you will instead receive a $5 check and a $10 coupon.

[Source: Gamasutra]