Certain gamers will be receiving recompense from GameStop as well. Players who purchased specific used games can get $15 back from the retailer while members of the store's PowerUp Rewards loyalty program will get a $10 check and a $5 coupon. Those not enrolled will get a $5 check and a $10 coupon.
According to attorney Mark Pifko in a statement to the press: "The in-store and online warnings are an important benefit under the settlement as well, because if GameStop discloses the truth to consumers, it is unlikely that they will be able to continue selling used copies of certain games for only $5 less than the price of a new copy. In fact, we already know that not long after the lawsuit was filed, GameStop lowered prices for used copies of many of the game titles identified in the lawsuit."
The firm stated that it would pursue initiating the same legal actions against GameStop in other states in the US.
The original class action suit arose from gamers complaining that the packaging of used games claimed that free DLC was included with the game, and GameStop failed to warn them that DLC was ineligible for used games.
GameStop settles in class action suit regarding used game DLC warnings
11 April 2012 | By JonahFalcon