So, my lovely girlfriend bought me a (used) copy of Assassin's Creed II for Christmas, and I finally got around to installing it today (what can I say, I also got Minecraft). Anyway, after installing from the DVD, creating yet another useless account with another useless service, I go to activate the game and I'm told the my access key is already in use by another account. The UPlay website says:
"Uplay PC CD keys are unique and can only be used once. Once they are used, they are bound to the account that was logged in at the time of initial activation."
So, to my question: am I really as boned as it looks? Is there any way that I can play this game, or did we just buy ourselves a expensive coaster?