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Boycott Capcom and Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D

Do not purchase Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for yourself or your child.  From DVice.com:

Basically what Capcom has done is make Mercenaries 3D a one-time play affair. Once you’ve unlocked all the goodies and played the entire game, you will not be able to erase the game’s save data and start fresh as if it were a new copy. Consider this: lending Mercenaries 3D to a friend, a little brother or sister will be worthless because they’ll only be able to continue playing the game with your saved settings and create their own.

Ostensibly Capcom’s looking to keep gamers from buying and selling this one in a used game shop.  In just about any other business this sort of behaviour would be completely unacceptable (used vehicles, homes, books, movies, computers).

With this decision, Capcom has been added to the household boycott list.  Of course, buying this game was not a happening thing for me anyway, thanks to Nintendo’s unbelievable EULA for the 3DS hardware, but Capcom’s lost my business too.

Spread the word.  The only way the customers can hit back to this sort of idiocy is by keeping our money away from companies who think they can get away with such egregious nonsense.  It’s unfortunate, but the software industry and the people behind it keeps getting worse and worse.

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One response to “Boycott Capcom and Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D

  1. Jamie Jensen 2011/06/28 at 6:49 pm

    Even better: only buy used Capcom games. That way, you win and they can only cringe at the irony.

    Although, if I weren’t already boycotting the 3DS over the EULA, I think I would boycott it over this. If Nintendo insists on restricting who can release games for the 3DS, they should have rules against this sort of stuff.

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