Bethesda's Pete Hines has defended the company's law firm that was burned to send a threatening legal notice to a customer last week. In case you did not follow the news, Philadelphia resident Ryan Hupp attempted to sell his unopened copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon Marketplace when he was asked by Bethesda's law firm Vorys to take down listing or face serious consequences .
Talked to Eurogamer explained Hines:
He is not trying to sell a used game, he is trying to sell a new game. He listed the product as if it were new. All we say is that if it is a previously owned product, you have to sell it as a previously owned product ̵1; you can not represent it as new because we do not have the ability to verify what you are selling is really new.  You could have opened it, played it for five hours, took any posts or stuff in there, put it back in the shrink package and said, "Hi, this is new." It's not new – you owned it, you bought it, so just enter it as a used title. That's what it's the end of the argument.
We are not trying to stop anyone from selling used games. People sell used games all the time – we understand we're not trying to stop it.
What Hines did not explain, however, was why Vory chose to threaten Hupp instead of just asking him to change the listing.
"If you do not remove all Bethesda products from your store, you must stop selling all Bethesda products immediately and identify all sources of Bethesda products you sell, we intend to file a lawsuit against you." Vory's letter to Hupp reads. The customer was also told that Bethesda would seek "disgorgement of profits, compensatory damages, attorney fees, and investigative and other costs."