By Patrick Vuleta on July 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Last year, the EU Court of Justice found that publishers could not oppose the reselling of software licenses. On these grounds, a German consumer group decided to sue Valve to try and make the gaming giant allow Steam users to resell their games. Hooray.
However, when we reported this news story, all 61 comments revolved around whether games should be sold as licences in the first place. So that’s what we’ll be looking at today. We’ll start by examining at why licences are used in games, look at why they end up badly, and then finish with how they could be improved.