The PSN Pass Is A Slap In The Face Of Loyal PSN Customers

If you’re a gamer and not a Goldfish, you’ll no doubt remember that the PSN was brought down by hackers a while back. The network was down for over a month, and the personal information of its 77 million users was compromised. It will probably go down as one of the biggest hacks in history. It brought Sony to its knees, and the company pleaded for our forgiveness.

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EasilyTheBest2709d ago (Edited 2709d ago )

Please Game and Gamestation and all the other Videogame Stores.
Can you please just NOT STOCK all these games that you have to have a pass to play online.
The retailers could kill it stone dead.
I just hope all the retailers are thinking long term as their businesses will be down the pan once this online pass thing is the norm.

DarkTower8052709d ago (Edited 2709d ago )

Some people think they're PSN customers and they never buy games new. Plus PSN is free. These people have no argument.

EDIT: Apparently the author is one such person. His words, "I refuse to pay extra to play online." You don't pay extra if you buy new.

squallheart2709d ago

*facepalm* if u buy it new theres nothing to worry about which i do. The only thing this would affect is how stores like gamestop price used games to take into consideration the $10 pass if selling used. Why this is a big deal considering thq and ea already do it seems to baffle me.

wsoutlaw872709d ago

And you could also say buying used games is a slap in the face to game devs. I do buy used games, but never ones I plan on going online with so I don't really care about this.

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Dart892709d ago (Edited 2709d ago )

I wish Gamestop would work out a deal with Sony like giving them $10 for each used game they sell that is a Sony exclusive.It would be a win/win/win situation for everyone and we as the customers would not be getting slapped in the face with these online passes.

bebojet2709d ago

That's the problem, Gamestop wants to keep all the profit from Sony/MS/Nintendo's hard work. They'll give you $25 max and sell it for $55. Regardless of the passes I doubt they'll change the prices.

Cajun Chicken2709d ago

Wait, that's a good point actually. I didn't think of it that way.

Godchild10202709d ago

I know this is his opinion but if you are a loyal PSN Customer this doesn’t effect you. A loyal PSN gamer buys his/her games new and since every new copy comes with the PSN PASS, this doesn’t hurt them. Yes it’s one time use, that works on the whole consolem so everyone on that console can use it. Also the next first party game you get NEW will come with a PSN PASS for that game too.

I buy all my games new and this is not going to stop me from using my PS3, this is no different than what EA, THQ and WB has done and I’m sure it will catch on with all companies. I also have a 360 and if Microsoft would do something like this and still have a 60 dollar yearly fee then we can have something to be pissed off at.

Also, if Sony lets Gamestop sell the PASS from their store, Gamestop will sell their games for 10 dollars less (Looks at Madden when it first release). Either way this won't hurt gamestop nor will it hurt the game if they just look for the best deals.

Nitrowolf22709d ago (Edited 2709d ago )

exactly. IDK why they use that term "Loyal". A loyal customer would buy it new. This isn't a kick in the face for loyal customers who support them, this is a kick in the face to those who buy use games.

I hate this idea still and in no way support it. If it means used games will cost less at gamestop (around $10) then i'm all for it. But it's gamestop, no way is that gonna happen.


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