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August 31, 2013 12:35:07 PM

Hi there,

I currently own couple of games like fallout 3, dead space 2, bfbc2, cod.. Etc. I will soon be upgrading my pc and just wanted to know if the games I currently have will also work on my new setup. I mean will the DRM and all that fancy rights management effect Me in any way? also how to buy used pc games, is it a good idea to do so? please suggest. Appreciate your responses.

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August 31, 2013 5:57:35 PM

In most cases, those games are linked to an account, so you will have to go through some verification but they will work. On steam you simply log in and verify the PC and re download, or transfer the game data over. As for used pc games that is typically not the best idea. Digitally there is no way to do so, as the code has been used. With physical copies if they were activated you would need to purchase a new licence, which is the same as buying a new game.
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August 31, 2013 11:07:13 PM

Gam3r01 said:
In most cases, those games are linked to an account, so you will have to go through some verification but they will work. On steam you simply log in and verify the PC and re download, or transfer the game data over. As for used pc games that is typically not the best idea. Digitally there is no way to do so, as the code has been used. With physical copies if they were activated you would need to purchase a new licence, which is the same as buying a new game.


I don't have any digital versions. I have them only on disks. So is it like I can use/activate it for say 3 or 5 PCs, just like anti-virus software? If that is the case then I'm good with it.

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August 31, 2013 11:16:19 PM

You shoud be able to then, as long as you have the key it should work, it will disable it on the old pc, but the new one will work.
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