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Submitted by ThatMiamiGuy 1005d ago | opinion piece

Against Creator’s Wishes, Twisted Metal Gets Online-Pass Restriction

GamerXChange: "Gamers that planned on buying the forthcoming Twisted Metal PS3 revival used can anticipate being snapped onto a short leash that ends right outside the PlayStation Network.'

Against series creator David Jaffe’s apparent wishes, the vehicular mayhem series’ current-generation resurrection will be subjected to many a player’s most reviled dirty word: “online pass.” '

Now, before the requisite pissing and moaning that follows the words “online pass” almost everywhere begins, take a couple things into good, long consideration." (David Jaffe, PS3, Tag Invalid, Twisted Metal )

Trainz  +   1005d ago
This article gives me dejavu...
Nitrowolf2  +   1005d ago
It's strange as David himself is unaware of this decision
https://twitter.com/#!/davi...
GraveLord  +   1005d ago
Restrictions? Sure for Gamestop shoppers.
This doesn't affect legit owners of the game who buy new. The online pass is included free of charge.
-Mika-  +   1005d ago
Great article. I hope all the people who hate the online pass read this. Anyone against online passes are cheap and selfish.
SoundGamer  +   1005d ago
Yeah. I see why the online pass is being used by a lot of companies. Many times, gamers are just a bunch of whiners who don't look beyond their own selfish, infantile desires.

Only affects used (or borrowed) games which isn't the majority anyway.
Nitrowolf2  +   1005d ago
I buy my game new, but if people really have an issue with online opasses not being included then I suggest they buy used from gamefly. They ship everything including an online pass for used titles.

Main reason why I hate these passes though is that it blocks some single player content for certain games
SoundGamer  +   1005d ago
@Nitro

Yeah, when it affects single player content that is already on the disc, that's different. So far, Sony hasn't gone that far - that I know of.

I hope it never reaches that point.
Nitrowolf2  +   1005d ago
"I hope it never reaches that point."

It already has though, well not for Sony like you mentioned.

Batman online pass unlocks catwomen. It's a small piece and not really hugely important. But i think this you have to download, not sure

RAGE even has it
http://n4g.com/news/823079/...
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theDECAY  +   1005d ago
I would say stripping the game of its online features is going too far. I am not selfish or cheap, I just don't want to buy every game. For example, I don't really want to buy Twisted Metal, but paying 10 bucks on top of a rental to play the online features is pretty bullsh**. Pretty much doesn't seem worth it to pay 15 dollars to play the game for two days.
Megaton  +   1005d ago
"Anyone against online passes are cheap and selfish."

So David Jaffe is cheap and selfish?
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theDECAY  +   1005d ago
He works in the industry and he is against the online passes. That should tell every one something.
GTRrocker  +   1005d ago
Buy games new you cheap bastards. If you cannot afford to support developers then wait for a price drop. It isn't like buying a new car. If you cannot afford $60 for a game then you should probably be playing a PS2 or Xbox.

I am also against downloading music illegally. So go ahead and bubble me down, fuckers.
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theDECAY  +   1005d ago
What ever happened to renting a game and enjoying it? That never used to be a crime. Jesus.
DeadeyeMouse  +   1005d ago
I sit on the fence here with the current tactics toward insuring the sale of new games. While I laughed and gave a huge thumbs up to Croteam for the way they handled people pirating their game (immortal scorpion for the win!), I'm just not sure if used games and rentals are as big of a crime to the industry.

Sure, the current corporate structure of Gamestop is, but the online pass does seem a bit too heavy handed. Not even on the used game front, but people who actually like to rent games from say a Gamefly. To lock out the ability to even play multiplayer on a rental copy of a game that relies on multiplayer is just a crushingly punishing blow to consumers.
LettingGo  +   1005d ago
You guys realize you can steal the online passes out of new cases at GameStop, right? They leave them out on the sales floor.
Legionaire2005  +   1005d ago
Yeah but it's a used one time only thats the catch. It's a first come first serve thing.
TheLastGuardian  +   1005d ago
I'm glad. Twisted Metal deserves your full $60. Games with such incredible multiplayer components deserve online passes.

I don't know why anyone would want to sell their copy of Twisted Metal anyway. It's going to be such an amazing game.
bahabeast  +   1005d ago
i dnt care about online passes, i rather the online pass than them trying something else to stop used game sales all together. its onli $10 if its a game you love enuff and get a good deal used then wth not spend extra 10 to play online forever. EVERYONE GATA EAT
s45gr32  +   1005d ago
Selfish, whiner, ungrateful yup that is what gamers have become if they fight against the industry. Online passes not only affect people that buy the game used or rent the game it also affects those gamers that want to share or lend/borrow games. Meanig they too have to pay. So my question is what will gamestop or any retail stores do to game publishers if they were to ask 10%-15% profit from every used game sold. Is it forbiden for the game creators and publishers to strike a deal with the retailers in regards to the used game market. Why should the consumer be punished for buying games used or renting them.

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