I agree with the OP. EA and the lot are just a greedy bunch of corporate biggots. Pre-owned games are just that, games which cannot be duplicated (for e.g PS3), and cannot be pirated easily, are traded back into circulation. I don't quite see why there are so many rows over here spewing out all kinds of fluff and ranting on about the obvious, comparing cars, houses, and the lot. Simply put, what the geek said in the article is wrong and wont work in reality. EA will most likely revoke this pass BS in the end and all will be back to normal.