Game publishers, frustrated by the rise of use gamed sales, are increasingly making games that require online passes. A gamer has to purchase an online pass before he can play the game online. This trend sucks for gamers.
This is stupid what about those that have other family member who play from the the same game.I paid $60 for mk and if it gets the online pass i'm gonna have to pay another $30 just so my bros can play online god i really hate this generation.
Why can't they just play online using YOUR account? And the fact, that you have bros means u can play offline versus with them. You don't NEED to pay the extra $30.
Cuz they like to play on thier own accounts and they enjoy online alot so we rarely play offline.
Playing on your own account is different from playing on someone else's. On your own, you can track your own stats, your own trophies and achievements, and play with your own friends. Fortunately, most passes, at least on PSN, are in the form of a download, meaning anyone on that system can play online. I can't recall a game that didn't work like that. Medal of Honor, NFS Hot Pursuit, and Smackdown 2011 all worked like that. I'm sure there are some that have the one account only problem. Those are the only ones of any concern to me. As long as I can download the online pass and anyone on the system can use it, I'm happy.
- And you really want him to share his account with his brothers? It's his account for a reason. Your name is so ironic it's hilarious.
@JMorgan lol. I know, i find it ironic too.
Im against Online passes but I see why some developers are doing it. But they really need to make it like a 3 time use thing or something, so more than one person that has a console in your house doesnt have to pay $15 to play online.
I got 3 PS3 in my house and the 5 limit activation is great for this kind of stuff. I still hate online passes cause it just adds another useless item onto my download history list and it's now around 550 items.
This is all fine and dandy that some people don't like online passes, but I rented Medal of Honor and Crysis 2 for PS3 and I could still play online without an online pass. I'm not sure how long this lasts, but I guess it doesn't matter to me since I only have the game for 7 days anyhow. As for online passes, it shouldn't really matter. I always find used games for only 5-10 dollars cheaper than new. So why not put your money towards a new, unused copy of whatever EA game you want? If you don't like it, just stop buying their games. Simple.
Crysis 2 never had online passes
yep and this is what i do, any game requiring an online pass i won't buy simple... When i get my pc though i will download them for free :-) just to put two fingers up to these money grabbing companies... I mean come on they still make shit loads of money just off one game! I'm betting more money than we'll see in our lifetime! But oh no this is not enough! If they can get rid of used games and rented games they'll get even more MONEY! Fuck the fans, fuck the people that can't afford new games! Just get that MONEY!... Yeah i'll have those games for free thanks. Lol... What really gets me is i saw dead space 2 in game pre owned the other day, it was like 35 quid i think, i could get it cheaper new! But then that's just game for you! Another money grabbing rip off company! I can't remember the last time i bought something in there! I only go in to piss the staff off lmao. I know, i'm a bastard lol.
mmmmmm num num, a disagree, ha ha keep em coming.
"fuck the people that can't afford new games" It seems like the only people really complaining about buying games new are the ones who are either cheap and are gonna torrent it in the first place, or ones without a job / make sh!t for a living. Hell, I know I spend more money on drinks on the weekend than I do on games in a month. As for PS3 sharing on multiple systems / family systems, as was said "I still hate online passes cause it just adds another useless item onto my download history list". I believe Tim Minchin says my feelings perfectly: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Oh no, game #367-B has an online pass... Which comes free with a new game... Whatever will I do...
and i spend more on green because i deem it to be worth it, many people wouldn't, as i wouldn't go spending loads of money on a night out, cos i don't think it's worth it... As for games i think they are well over priced anyway! Especially when sony and the like try to sell download only games for the same price as a retail copy! And look at their vid store! It's a joke!... Now lets say there is an rpg that has loads of awesome content, maybe that might be worth about 30 to me, but an 8 hour shooter? Nah sorry that's a tenner for me... And why would i pay 50 quid for a game when i can get it pre owned a little while later for a fraction of that? Now in the past i have bought games at top whack, then what happens a few months later when you want to sell it? They offer you 10 quid if you're lucky! Fuck that! I've had enough of doing that... So i'm not allowed to be frugal with my money? Lol... Look at games like 3d dot heros or whatever it's called, they wanted 40 quid for that? Pmsl they can jog on! If pricing was fair and relative i wouldn't mind, but it's not... If you think it is that's cool, go buy them... I'll get em cheap though thanks very much... As for me pirating them anyway, well i can't at the moment, i don't have a pc... Also i've got 2 kids to provide for, so yeah money is a bit tight... Should i be punished for that? Anyway everyone has their own opinion, and mine is the gaming industry is becoming more and more of a rip off! Look at the dlc trend! I just refuse to be ripped off.
How do you feel about gamers who try to get jobs and, for one reason or another, are repeatedly denied a job?
I think you need to get a grip .. rdgneoz3 I for one work.. but can rarely afford new games due to the constraints of having 2 kids along with a house to keep running. Online passes are daylight robbery due to the fact you have to pay extra should you buy the game pre-owned.. as many of us sometimes do and sometimes have no choice but too. If I buy a game I expect it to work from the off .. not be hounded into parting more money to access certain shit to play the game.
blackhammer... Especially in this time, there are no jobs, this is why i'm going self employed and trying to start my own business... I ain't gonna be working 40 hours a week for next to nothing! I know going self employed won't be easy but atleast i'll be my own boss and i'll get to spend time around my kids... It's a tough world to live in though that's for sure... And these little rip off techniques companies try just doesn't make life any easier! I say fuck em! If they wanna fuck me over, i'll fuck them over too... Edit... Here here dugstar... The thing is though some people love to jump on their high horse without thinking about the whole facts... Just cos they can afford things then everybody should too! But anyone with half a brain knows this just isn't true.
see i don't understand why they don't offer every game as a download too, but heavily discount them! I mean they'll save on shipping, boxes, art work, the disc, printing the disc, ect ect... Pass these savings on to the customer! It would also be better for the environment! It's win win win... They could still sell physical copies for the ones that love paying 50 quid per game! But the thing is they want everything their way! Look at the pspgo! I'm so glad that flopped! Imagine if it didn't! You could bet on the ps4 being download only! And no savings passed on to us! Cos they,re greedy!
online passes fail for us but not for them because they get money from these passes..
Its stupid.. there trying to Battle piracy and the used game industry and us legitimate gamers are getting caught in the crossfire. not that used gamers aren't legit.
And here I liked it when EA was giving out content to users that bought their games brand new.
worst generation ever
Poor argument again. You don't have to buy the online pass to play online if you bought the game new. You have to buy the online pass if you bought the game second hand. Big difference. Maybe not to the customer, but a big difference to the creator and seller of the product. Right? One of you losers give me one GOOD reason why it's "stupid" or "fail" without your biased selfishness getting in the way! Please, enlighten me.
Because they make you pay twice just to play online. If you buy 3 second hand EA games it's like $36 and thats not counting the $$$ you pay for dlc that's already on the freaking disc. I could understand EA asking you to pay a one time fee for all their games but we all know it doesn't work that way. I don't even know why I even gave you any reasons at all. Most gamers see how it screws them. The only people that support this from EA or Activision are slobbering logo suckers.
The bottom line is if you buy the games used the company that publishes the game dont get a cent cause every cent goes to the person or business you buy it from. When you buy a new game some of that profits goes to the publishers and the only reason why this online passes have emerged in the first place is because the publishers also would like some profits of your purchase even when its a second hand deal.
Online passes have caused the prices of some used games to drop and trade in value has also dropped. But, as long as EA gets their cut from my game all is good... right? If I buy most games $60 new I get a trade for $30 or $40. If it's say Medal of Honor I spend $60 and trade for only $10 or $15 because no one wants to buy it. Then the next person has to pay $12 or they only have half a game. The person who buys it used like myself has paid EA his $12 so I shouldn't have to keep paying. Playing just 5 of these games can cost as much as Xbox Live. I don't care who you are you can't defend this and win.
so , you buy it for 60 $ and you sell it for 30$ or even less all because of the pass code , so you think it's good for us? ..
No its not good for us because we gett less when we trade in games with an online pass than we would have with a game that would not have but then again would you pay the same amout of cash for a game with online pass up against one who does not have it. I know for one thing i would not do that.
I'm not really a big fan of online passes. I do buy my games new when disposable is available. However, I am paying for grad school and while I work, I have rent, insurance, and other bills and sometimes used games are a great alternative. Now some of those games I buy used main feature is the multiplayer. For instance, I never buy COD new because of principles. Even so, I can't spend money right now so i would like to buy it used and because of the online pass, I won't get it. I'm sure some people are (publishers, developers) fans of it, but I'm not.
Vote with your wallet by not buying games with online passes. If everyone does this they will stop. I've never bought a game with an online pass including one that I buy every year for the last four years. There are plenty of great games to choose from.
Doesn't suck for me. I don't play online. But games are getting shorter campaigns and tacked on multiplayer. So its in my best interest if the developers charge a separate fee for online and price the single player lower. BTW, can't understand why every game has to have multiplayer. Its seems like they are all the same. You run around and shoot the other players, just with the skins and environment of the new game. I'm sure I am missing the point but that's how it looks from my vantage point.
yeah i have never cared about online passes. i buy games new so it doesn't bother me either way.
All you babies act like this something brand new to gaming. Granted its new to consoles but PC games have done this since I can remember, the code on the back on the manual or case so you can play online. Fuck even Gamestop prices their used copies to account for the $10 code you need to buy to play online. At least you have a choice in the matter. Try buying a used copy of any Blizzard game and play it online. Maybe your lucky and the code wasn't posted on a message board or is still being used by the asshole that copied the game to his HD, sold it but still uses the code. With the way its going to be you have a code linked to "your" PSN/XBL account. They need some kind of revenue to help run their online serverlists. Fuck it /rant
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