If anything this 'guarantee' will have an adverse effect on pricing in the EU not the opposit.
I'm talking about customer rights, not about pricing here. Right now, a customer has to pay a full price, but the producer doesn't have to provide a finished product and doesn't need to inform the customer that he's buying an unfinished/faulty product.
Amusingly, I started a topic on CCS about the customers rights in gaming some time ago. It's funny how developers always use the same arguments to support their breaking of customer rights.
1) Most if not ALL small companys will just stop selling to the EU
Actually, no one ever sells anything to the UE, because of those horrible customer rights *facepalm*.
2) The price will reflect the opportunists looking for FREE entertainment.
You mean the opportunists that already use torrents to get the FREE entertainment?
Frankly, that whole "opportunists" argument is pure bullshit. It was invented by producers that know that if one copy of a game is faulty, then probably all the other copies are faulty too. Which means that they will have losses from mass returns or will have to mark all the copies as faulty, which would look bad on boxes.
After all who would like to buy a game who has a feature, like "crashes randomly", "faulty infantry/vehicle pathing", "musing graphic glitches", "crashes even on Playstation", etc.?
< Message edited by Perturabo -- 5/16/2009 6:33:00 PM >
People shouldn't ask themselves why schools get shoot up.
They should ask themselves why people who finish schools burned out due to mobbing aren't receiving high enough compensations to not seek vengeance.