New California Law forces GameStop to inform customers about Online Passes
Have you ever completely forgotten about an Online Pass? Ever decided to pick up a used game at GameStop, maybe in preparation for the upcoming sequel, only to find that whichever publisher in charge has hidden content or even an entire mode behind a $10 code? Well, it looks like those days are over for Californians. The District Court of California has ruled in the favor of the law firm Baron and Budd in their case against GameStop. Now, whenever GameStop sells a game that usually comes with an online pass, they are legally required to inform the customer.
From BusinessWire: “Consumers who purchased qualifying used games and who are enrolled in GameStop’s “PowerUp Rewards” customer loyalty program can receive a $10 check and a $5 coupon. Consumers who purchased a qualifying game, but are not members of GameStop’s loyalty program, can receive a $5 check and a $10 coupon.” Whether PowerUp Rewards members can choose between these two options isn’t clear yet, but this will last for two years and the law firm is looking into other states. Keep this in mind if you live in California. You’ve probably got some money coming.