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Is EA the devil?

Are online passes a cancer to the video game industry? A short article discussing why it is.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima2271d ago

Honestly they need to do something before Gamestop takes it all. Is this the answer? I don't know.

gamingdroid2270d ago

Why is it bad that GameStop profits?

If you notice, GameStop hardly makes anything on new games. Furthermore, to operate a business is very costly. If you have been involved in starting a retail business, you would know the risk and cost involved. Couple with the fact that GameStop employs thousands of people, and provides a service to the consumer.

I don't like doing business with GameStop and have done that a handful of time, but they have a right to exist and operate their business. GameStop wouldn't likely survive if they only sold new games.

That said, what other industry get's a cut of second hand sale?

Not even the software, movie, music or book industry gets a cuts from second hand sale. Before you say those industries get profit from licensing... well video games do too. They have books/comics, music, toys and in some cases even movies.

Until the Online Pass provides me with something significant extra, I will pass on the Online Pass.

Ghost_of_Tsushima2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Because Gamespot takes 100% used game profit. Then if someone buys a used game from there the developer loses a sell for their game and they need that sale to make new better games. You know it requires money to make games and used game sells are hurting the developers.

hazelamy2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

100% profit?
what people just give gamestop their games for free?

that 100% thing is just industry propaganda.
just like the ludicrous preowned = piracy claim they make.
both statements are bullcrap of the highest order.

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DrRobotnik2271d ago

No, we are for continuous financial support and "Meh" attitude toward more companies,not just EA,for doing things like this. Piracy is what truly led us to this.......and Gamestop.

hiredhelp2271d ago

Hate that word cancer being used in gaming soo loosely.

younglj012270d ago

People using words that they dont understand....

dotwithshoes2270d ago

whos using a word they don't understand? I know I personally know the definition of cancer.

Pikajew2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Than Sony is the devil also, they also do online passes

I wouldnt compare cancer to online passes, thats just stupid

dotwithshoes2270d ago

The dictionary defines cancer as "any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.", which is the way it is used here.

knifefight2270d ago

Yeah but online passes didn't kill my dad, is the thing.

gamingdroid2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

***Yeah but online passes didn't kill my dad, is the thing.***

No, but Online Passes are spreading and it is "an evil condition"....

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