TGH Writes: "We got word that it is now been confirmed that DiRT 3 will require an online pass for play. It seems now that even Codemasters is getting into the act that EA seems to have created for their online games."
Wasn't really expecting this, looks like most games are gonna do this from now on.
Sadly I have to agree.
Lame. I wouldn't this though if they kept their servers up. I still can't complete NBA Street Homecourt because of that.
dammit i just sent mlb the show back to gamefly for this i keep forgetting to look stuff like this up.
wait wait wait, this online pass, do we have to pay for it, becuase of so dirt3 is scrapped, aint paying twice.
All new copies come with the code free of charge. However, if you buy it used and you want to play online, you must buy the code. The code is ten bucks to buy off the marketplace. So buy new if you don't want to pay an extra 10 bucks.
Thanks for the info :) would be dumb to charge people more just to play online day one
Day one for me code will be just to get the preowned market.
ok well i keep the games i like so thats not a issue for me, as long as we dont have to pay again to play online im cool, ive been wanting this game for a while
I wonder if this could ever be perceived wrong? Essentially they place a $10 value on the online portion of the game. That leaves $50 of value for the single player portion. Would gamers who buy from retail feel ripped off when single player only games still come at $60, since it's like paying for a day one online pass but not getting online mode?
DANG IT this better not affect LAN......if that even still exists in there.
And...here...we...go.... The idea of paying to play on top of already owning the game just screams to me insecurity. You mind as well say "we don't think our game will sell enough so we'll make up our losses with an online pass." A used game turns into a used game that you still have to pay for once you've purchased it. I think this is becoming a bigger issue and will collide with those who depend on the used game market. Its almost like waiting months for a game to go on sale is a better deal than buying it used...
I love the idea of the online pass. As a gamer who purchases games new I love the fact that I don't have to pay more, because you always get the online pass with the new purchase. This is great because used game sales hurt the game industry by costing them "potential" sales. The only downside of this online pass system comes with renting games. Now I do not rent multiplayer games at all because it would cost $20 instead of $10 in order to fully play it. This sucks and I wish there was a way around it, however, with all the used game sales, the game producers lose out. - Say a game was for sale $60 new. A person buys it, and some money goes to store, some to producers of game publishers and whatnot. Now this same copy is then traded in for some used game. - This traded copy is now sold for $50 used. All of the money goes to the store, none goes to game creators / publishers. - Say this same game cycles 20 more times through the used cycle. - After all these sales, the 20th guy keeps the game. - Here's how the money went. The first sale of 60 was divided up and some went to the game creators and store. - The rest of the used sales, $1000 goes directly to the used game store. - Everyone got to play the game, the used game store made $1000 + part of the $60 from the new sale. - The game company who made the game and publishers and all the game related people who gave you what you wanted to play, what you love and enjoy so much. They get a portion of the $60 new sale only... The online pass simply tries to get a few dollars for the hard working people in the gaming business from the same of those used games, from which they receive nothing.
eh i dont think so regardless of how many used copies of any EA game that gamestop has. if the game is a worthwhile seller they will still have new unopened copies of the same game which means in most cases the dev/pub has already got their cut. retailers buy from publishers/dev thats how they get that money and the $49.99-$59.99 is just the retail upsell average of 15%. im sure it may have a small impact but this is just another excuse to find another way to get profit.
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