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250th Video special. Used Games, DLC, online pass, and the Video Game industry today

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Published on May 10, 2012

this is a very special 250th video.
Tons of work and a lot of thought went into it. I hope you all enjoy it.
It's exceptionally long. Much longer than my usual video, I needed a lot of time to get it all off my chest:)

and yes, I realize I pronounce "Ubisoft" funny. LOL

Sources for some of the info in this video:

12 game studios that closed in 2011:
http://games.ign.com/articles/121/121...
EA closes Visceral Games Melbourne:
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/...
Electronic Arts Reports Q4 FY11 and FY11 Financial Results:
http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail....
Tiger Woods Day 1 DLC:
http://quarterdisorder.com/2011/04/02...
EA online pass could be expired even if your game is brand new!:
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/03/ea-...
List of games with on Disc DLC:
http://www.giantbomb.com/on-disc-dlc/...
List of smaller developers that EA has bought out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...
A look at the studios EA has bought and shuttered:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/20...
EA shutting down over a dozen servers in 2012:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-shutt...

For the record. A Ponzi Scheme is by definition "a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks." I use the term in this videos to draw parallels.

Extortion: obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.

Andrew Wilson: Senior Vice President of EA's global Online Group said that Online pass was "more about emphasizing online play rather than battling second hand game sales"

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