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EA Online Passes May Surprise

How Kingdom's of Amalur: Reckoning and SSX tackle the world of online passes and DRM and why both of these games' methods are actually a good idea.

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Kyosuke_Sanada2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

No matter how you sugarcoat it, online passes shall forever remain a terrible idea. It's like pimping out a Ford Pinto.......

Kurt Russell2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

I dunno what a Ford Pinto is... but if it's anything like an online pass, it must be bollocks! :D

brish2143d ago

Google Ford Pinto and you can see what one is like.

As usual the game industry is putting policies in place that it thinks will help them but only hurt their business.

This is how used game sales work
- guy buys $60 game
- guy returns game and gets credit as store
- guy uses credit to *GET ANOTHER GAME*

The used game market allows people to play more games than they normally could afford. Some of those games that are bought on credit are new increasing the revenue for game companies.

zeal0us2143d ago

"What a fantastic idea though if we are completely honest, this is a nice way to stop piracy in single-player games."

What in the what? If crappy DRMs can't stop piracy I'm pretty sure online passes doesn't even come close. The real thing online passes is combating is the sale of used games.

rowdyBOY2143d ago

it also combats people buying new games because they cant sell them .
so unless they are triple AAA games , people just wont buy them .
its a double edged sword . but EA aren't that smart

Horny Melon2143d ago

Like me. I buy new every time and I never trade them in or sell them. But I still won't support this shit.

GhettoBlasStarr2143d ago

When will people realize that online passes hurt the paying customers. After you pay full price for a game, you should have the right to sell it to whom ever you please.

If everyone just bought new games, who would you sell the games that you didn't enjoy to??

They don't care if your satisfied with their game, if they did they would have a satisfaction guaranteed or a trade in program. BUT THEY DON'T......I wonder why??

Kaos_Vll2142d ago (Edited 2142d ago )

EXACTLY! Give me a 7 day return window to trade in or get my hard earned $60 back and you can include all the online passes you want.
Nothing more infuriating than falling for the hype, TRYING to do as much research on said game before buying and still ending up with a turd and being stuck with it.
people are fools for falling for this crap as it only hurts us, the gamer/consumer.