Yeah Neo7 you are dead right nobody reads the EULA's lol for a start i would need to be a lawyer lol to really understand all that jargon,but you my friend i have noticed are one of the few that really understands all that jargon,and its a great thing that you are on Cheat Happens side of the fence and i read a great deal of your comments and reactions so keep up the good work Neo7 well done.
This Tos/EULA is a real Black Hole for us gamers,all we want is clear cut and understandable Tos/Eula and not 5 miles long and simple to read, then far more people may read these and understand a little more,but no these company's make life hard for legal reasons, and simplicity has no place in our lives regarding these games,and yes in the UK if we don't agree to the Tos/Eula you could return it to the store,the downside is like you have said once that very thin cellophane has been removed its very hard to take back,also would that store be inclined to sell you another game in the future,either way this Black Hole just gets darker and darker for us gamers.
These days? You mean people actually read those things at some point?
Out of the whole entire population with PCs on Earth, I doubt more than 10 % read the Read Me.
Though admittedly you are right, the source of those problems lay in that. A lot of crap concerning in-game problems is covered and stems from the Read Me.
[Edited by AdmiralAckbar, 12/4/2011 10:49:38 AM]
Understandably changing game code to bypass protections etc is very much frowned upon in the legal world, but using a trainer or cheat device is not and never has been (except for online play then its the people who own the server you play on that can make the judgement)
The only time it will be frowned upon is when there is a reward for playing, such as achievements etc that gain an advantage in online play.