Used and abused.
A strange story started circulating on Polygon overnight involving a man who attempted to resell a sealed copy of The Evil Within 2 as a “new” product on Amazon Marketplace. Bethesda’s law firm Vorys took issue with the listing, and threatened legal action against the individual. The company’s view is that there’s no way to tell that the product is in fact “new”, and thus it should be advertised as “pre-owned” – even though it’s never been opened or played.
This has of course prompted some people to get ratty on social media, with the publisher being accused of trying to shut down used game sales. According to the company’s senior vice president of marketing and communications Pete Hines, that’s not the case at all. “We’re not trying to stop anybody from selling used games,” he told Eurogamer.net. “He, specifically, was trying to list it as a new product as if he was GameStop or Best Buy. He’s not a company, he’s not a distributor.”
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