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21st May '16 9:16:31 PM nombretomado
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** ''RockBand 2'' is doing something similar -- the manual includes a code that can be used to download 20 additional free songs (beyond the game's 84 on-disc), but the difference is that using this code is the ''only'' way to get the songs. (Unfortunately, this also means there's no way to get them in the Playstation 2 version of the game, which doesn't support DLC.) The same exact code (NOT the DLC code recieved after submitting it to Harmonix, the 20-character code on the back of the manual) is also used to get most of the licensed [=RB2=] songs in Rock Band 3 (the ones from Harmonix-fronted bands were later released for free on the X360 and PS3)

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** ''RockBand 2'' is doing something similar -- the manual includes a code that can be used to download 20 additional free songs (beyond the game's 84 on-disc), but the difference is that using this code is the ''only'' way to get the songs. (Unfortunately, this also means there's no way to get them in the Playstation 2 version of the game, which doesn't support DLC.) The same exact code (NOT the DLC code recieved received after submitting it to Harmonix, the 20-character code on the back of the manual) is also used to get most of the licensed [=RB2=] songs in Rock Band 3 (the ones from Harmonix-fronted bands were later released for free on the X360 [=X360=] and PS3)[=PS3=])
1st May '16 1:33:19 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Some arcade boards, such as Creator/{{Capcom}}'s CPS-2 hardware, have what are known as "suicide batteries" that are required for the hardware to run. When the batteries run out, the effects may vary from loss of sound or scrambled graphics to straight up hardware failure (usually since the ROM is encrypted and the battery is connected to the part of the hardware that decrypts it for use). It is presumed that these batteries exist to curb piracy or as a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence planned obsolescence]]. More info on suicide batteries can be found [[http://www.arcadecollecting.com/dead/dead.html here]].

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* Some arcade boards, such as Creator/{{Capcom}}'s CPS-2 hardware, have what are known as "suicide batteries" that are required for the hardware to run. When the batteries run out, the effects may vary from loss of sound or scrambled graphics to straight up hardware failure preventing the game from running (usually since the ROM is encrypted and the battery is connected to the part of the hardware that decrypts it for use). It is presumed that these batteries exist to curb piracy or as a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence planned obsolescence]]. More info on suicide batteries can be found [[http://www.arcadecollecting.com/dead/dead.html here]].
1st May '16 1:32:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[labelnote:Info]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/labelnote]]

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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[labelnote:Info]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]
* Some arcade boards, such as Creator/{{Capcom}}'s CPS-2 hardware, have what are known as "suicide batteries" that are required for the hardware to run. When the batteries run out, the effects may vary from loss of sound or scrambled graphics to straight up hardware failure (usually since the ROM is encrypted and the battery is connected to the part of the hardware that decrypts it for use). It is presumed that these batteries exist to curb piracy or as a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence planned obsolescence]]. More info on suicide batteries can be found [[http://www.arcadecollecting.com/dead/dead.html here]].
3rd Apr '16 2:22:43 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** ''ForzaMotorsport 3'' has an extra set of classic cars and test/benchmark circuits that you can download with the supplied code in the box.

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** ''ForzaMotorsport 3'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Forza}} Forza Motorsport 3]]'' has an extra set of classic cars and test/benchmark circuits that you can download with the supplied code in the box.
19th Dec '15 1:02:13 PM R1ck
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Digital Rights Management (sometimes referred to as "digital ''restrictions'' management" or "digital rights ''mangling''", especially among detractors, and usually abbreviated "DRM") is a general term for access control mechanisms implemented on digital media to limit what a user can and cannot do with it.

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Digital Rights Management (sometimes referred to as "digital ''restrictions'' management" or "digital rights ''mangling''", especially among by detractors, and usually abbreviated "DRM") is a general term for access control mechanisms implemented on digital media to limit what a user can and cannot do with it.
29th Oct '15 5:46:59 PM nombretomado
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*** Got ''GuitarHero World Tour'' or ''Guitar Hero Smash Hits'' used? There's a good chance you won't be able to get any songs from them in ''Guitar Hero 5'' (WITH all the new stuff added like Expert+ for GHWT drum charts) as a result of that, and you're guaranteed not to get them if you lack a manual. Oh, and you still have to pay for the re-licensing, but that's the least of the worries here.

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*** Got ''GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero World Tour'' or ''Guitar Hero Smash Hits'' used? There's a good chance you won't be able to get any songs from them in ''Guitar Hero 5'' (WITH all the new stuff added like Expert+ for GHWT drum charts) as a result of that, and you're guaranteed not to get them if you lack a manual. Oh, and you still have to pay for the re-licensing, but that's the least of the worries here.
25th Sep '15 11:40:02 AM cptnoremac
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****On the other hand, it could be argued they indirectly profit from used games because the original buyer wouldn't have spent $60 on a game if he didn't know he'd be able to sell it for $40 in a couple of months.
3rd Sep '15 8:49:07 AM Steven
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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[labelnote:Info]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/labelnote]

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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[labelnote:Info]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/labelnote][[/labelnote]]
3rd Sep '15 8:48:28 AM Steven
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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[note]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/note]

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* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[note]]It [[labelnote:Info]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/note][[/labelnote]
3rd Sep '15 8:47:19 AM Steven
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* The Keurig 2.0 line of coffee machines has a "feature" that will only allow it to work with Keurig-branded coffee pods. Of course, there are workarounds.

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* The Keurig 2.0 line of coffee machines has a "feature" that will only allow it to work with Keurig-branded coffee pods. Of course, there are workarounds.workarounds.
* Some brand of printers are designed to accept ink cartridges that match the brand of the printer. Other printers go the extra mile by refusing to work if you try to refill the ink yourself since the manufacturer wants you to spend more money by purchasing a new ink cartridge when the old one runs low on ink. [[note]]It was also discovered that some HP brand ink cartridges have a microchip with an "expiration date" built in so that when said date rolls around, the cartridge no longer works no matter how much ink is left inside.[[/note]
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