Due to the recent outage of the PlayStation Network and the unavailability of the PlayStation Store, a lot of gamers are worried on the possibility of not getting to play online due to the implemented online pass.
Pretty cool, good news for me, been waiting a while!
great news for me, I used the free trial on my acount and then I used the one on the account I share with my friends I was gonna try the trial from my european account tonight but didn't know if it was going to work, but now I can use the one the main one
indeed, however shame online people just use the exact same move over and over just to get wins
Better off playing with friends and with people you know, that's pretty much the only time I'll be playing this online because you know it'll be more fun and because you don't have to worry about people doing everything possible to win a match as if their life depends on it lol.
That's the only way i've been playing it online tbh
Great, just got the game yesterday. So glad they doing this.
Yes! Can finally see if I'm good or terrible at this game for real now. :P
on line pass is such bull shit!
I agree 100% F'ing BS! Just imagine I play on live and you have no choice but to get screwed with there points system.
you always have a choice..
Yes you do but it's still messed up.
The alternatives are worse. -online only drm games -micro transactions -higher priced games
online only drm is quite possibly the worst thing to happen to games ever...I'm looking at you ubisoft. Although they did start removing it, atleast from splinter cell conviction and assassins creed 2.
Thats only because it was cracked in a day or 2. Ubisofts Online DRM was actually quite a simple protection to crack, it had some parts of the game server side (e.g like a quest activation etc) the crackers only needed to find what was missing (not too hard if they monitor their connections) and add the stuff to the game (by duplicating the server data) with a remade exe
Only Possible on the PS3
Lol yeah it is, certainly nothing to be proud about though.
Only possible on PS3. I forgot to put the /s. @Jack-H Yeah, that was kinda funny, bubble.
I'm a PS3 only user and THAT sh*t is HILARIOUS man! Obviously not a fanboy and I can laugh and truly funny things. And that is truly funny. :)
So I can actually play it online now!
there was a 2 day free trial that you could've used
it shouldn't bloody require 1 in the first play, I buy most of my games to avoid having to play online, and if I do buy games second hand due to either poor reviews, or not really bothered, I sure as hell won't be paying to play online because someone else has used the free pass.
Yeah I hope this ordeal will show publishers that online pass is a waste of everyone's time.
I wonder how gaming will be in 10 years based on this gen?
Awesome. Online pass fails massively.
Im pretty glad their online pass has failed so miserably they had to do this. Hopefully someone learned something from this.
im actually shocked at how many gamer friends i have that picked this game up on day one.. and did not realize it came with a pass.. so they are going ahhhh how do i play enless they make a new account to get the free trail days.
a few days before the store is rumoured to be coming back anyway they do this. this is a pr effort, nothing more, and it's too little too late. these online passes are unacceptable to me, that is why you'll never get me buying a game new that has one. if that means i don't get to play online, that's a price i will gladly pay. we as gamers need to stop supporting publishers that do this or they'll end up taking the next step and use either steam style drm that locks a game to a single user or console or the kind of drm that capcom used on some of their psn games that requires a constant connection to their servers to run, even for a single player game. i don't want to see either of those things implemented on consoles, i'd hope most people feel the same.
Im confused, whats so bad about online passes? if you buy a game new then whats the problem? I understand its been a bitch because the store is down so people who just bought the game cant get on, but besides that whats the big deal?
The online pass doesnt transfer over to whoever buys a used copy. Thats the main problem. It adds cost to the used copy of the game if you wanted to play online, which for a game like MK is pretty much given. Also considering that some ppl rent games, dealing with online passes for that is just plain retarded. It would be like having to pay a fee to pump your own gas.
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