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Online Pass for Call of Duty would cause outrage

Product-Reviews writes: There will always be the argument that no matter which version of a game you pick up, either new or pre-owned, you should have full access to the game that you paid for as it now becomes your property. The idea that you have to pay another fee on top of the initial price of the game will always be debated.

Dare we say it, but imagine future Call of Duty titles requiring an online pass. You pick up a pre-owned copy of the game, but you can’t play online unless you purchase Activision’s online pass – sounds like a nightmare but don’t be surprised if this becomes a reality in 2012.

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LOGICWINS2718d ago

"Dare we say it, but imagine future Call of Duty titles requiring an online pass. You pick up a pre-owned copy of the game, but you can’t play online unless you purchase Activision’s online pass – sounds like a nightmare but don’t be surprised if this becomes a reality in 2012."

I'm surprised they haven't done it yet.

solar2718d ago

online pass to play any game is unacceptable. not including MMO's obviously.

news4geeks2718d ago

I think it's fair enough. Good for the gaming industry.

Pixel_Pusher2718d ago

They're about to make another mountain of cash. -_-

slate912718d ago

It's good for the developers and people who don't profit from the pre-owned sales.

Youre saying developers should sit back and let people play on their servers without paying a dime to them? I hope online passes continue, it's a great solution for the pre-owned sales loss.

solar2717d ago

no. screw the cry babies over used game sales. because im being punished as a gamer if i dont buy brand new or borrow a game from a friend. this is the only industry that bitches and complains about used sales.

gamingdroid2717d ago (Edited 2717d ago )

There are several reasons this is bad:

a) It is bad for consumers, because they are even more limited in how they can use what they purchased. Want your family member, friend or acquaintance to play a game, pay up!

b) It's bad for the community. It puts up another barrier for people to join online games which in many cases is in desperate need of more players.

c) In many instances, people get introduced to games through friends by a borrowed copy. that ain't happening now. In fact, it now encourages piracy, because a pirated copy offers the same benefits as a used copy!

d) Used games believe it or not, actually recycles the money back into consumers that then buy new games.

This tax doesn't actually benefit anyone, but the publisher. Even worse, it actually hurts everyone else!

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Gray-Fox-Type02718d ago

an outrage is taking place at Sony at the moment for there epic fail.

Resistance 3 is down the drain. Didn't look that good anyways.

LOGICWINS2718d ago

Good thg I saw this pop up on the front page just now. I ws about to go out and pick up EA MMA used, but remembered the online pass thg lol.

TBM2718d ago

Please this isn't going to cause outrage amongst CoD fans I say 80% of them will purchase it regardless.

LOGICWINS2718d ago

Agreed. True COD fans buy the game brand new Day 1.

TBM2718d ago

now a question if CoD fans are going to buy the new day 1 and get the online pass with it, why is everyone so damn up in arms now that R3 comes with a pass too? i mean if your a true fan of Resistance( and i consider myself one) why would i let some online pass crap stop me from buying it day 1?

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Lex Luthor2718d ago

We all know this is going to happen.

theEx1Le2718d ago

I don't see it tbh, especially after the digs they took at E.A for it during the launch of and in the actual game of Black Ops.

lociefer2718d ago

knowing bobby, he would charge u 0.2 cents for every shot u make ingame

femshep2718d ago

call of duty is gonna be pay to play anyway i don't see a problem

by pay to play i mean no body is gonna care about the stupid call of duty elite and it will splash over to the game

anything to hurt call of duty must be a good thing

JohnP262718d ago

Ya parents would outrage cause they have to pay the bill lol.

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