Not content with locking people out of online play if they dont have the online pass, EA have taken things a step further with NFS The Run, blocking photos that you've taken in game and stored on your Harddrive(!) to those with the Online Pass!
WOW Thats pathetic makes no sense.
definately. whatever about locking the online play but this is pushing it
It's simple, thank GameStop and their used game sales.
But you can buy a USED copy of Batman at GameStop and still get the Catwoman DLC code for FREE that should be $10. They want to STOP the used game sales, but they give the LARGEST used game sale company a free pass? If you think this is GameStops fault you are crazy. It has to do with creating as much revenue as possible. So now GameStop is working WITH these publishers so they can both roll in more of your money.
And do you know why there are used game sales? I blame high game prices and greedy publishers... and to h*** with Gamestop. @MilkMan By all the time, you mean when sales of their game start to dry up, and they have to lower the price in order to get anyone to buy them, because it wasn't worth $60+, right? I guarantee you as long as a game's sales stay consistent, you will NEVER see a price drop. You want to back them for coming up with sneakier ways to deter the sale of used games, fine. But you people act like buying used is just as d***ing as stealing it. Some people, like myself, can live without online play. The only reason they wanted to push it so aggressively was just so they could do stuff like this anyway. If they had their way, I bet they'd use this online pass crap to completely gimp offline play. They'd force you to play online just so they can do this. As far as Gamestop goes, you can blame them for AIDS for all I care. Like I said earlier, to h** with them.
is this pushing it too far though? i mean, its called "Online Pass" but they're not restricting what is essentially an offline feature. where does it end?
An online pass to see your own screenshots? hahaha omg seriously..
online passes are getting way to carried away. i understand what companies are doing. but right now there are companies that don't use online passes and my money will go to them first. but heres what they didn't think about online passes are generating more used game sales because people are just going to buy older games that dont have them like BF 1 or COD. unless they take those servers down ill be playing those until the game drops enough where i just spend the extra ten bucks to buy the online pass or get it on ebay.
Wow EA have managed to make a NFS game even more worthless. I did'nt think they had it in them.....well done EA!
You can thank Gamestop for this nonsense. HOWEVER, i think its understood that you wont be taking pictures of crashes and events unless your intention is to share and for that you need the Online Pass. Bottom-line, buy new and problem is non-existent. Buy used and your in for a world of hurt. You can ban the game but you only hurt yourselves. If publishers get the idea that customers don't want to buy games other than shooters, guess what that's ALL your gaming diet will consist off and that WONT take away the 'PASS feature. But you can wait for a good deal and pick up the game new for a reduce price, publishers have sales all the time. Just stop buying games off the pawn shop. PERIOD end of story.
Why do people always jump to gamestop when it comes to use games, others gaming stores also sell use. Gamestop might be the biggest of them all, but don't forget the fact that many others stores Offline and Online sell USE. i personally only buy use games if they are from 2009 or lower years.
Why aren't people blaming these companies for pilfering more money out of customers? Again...since the beginning of the industry, used products existed, with companies still being around, but 3 years ago SUDDENLY it's now an "issue"? It really pains me growing old seeing this progression with big named publishers. Honestly did anyone see companies like Atlus complain about "used" sales? Or Valve when it came to their products on console? Or Nintendo?
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