Publishers must stop pass-locking multiplayer modes

More and more games are locking entire modes for all but first-use buyers, and that can only have a crippling effect on gamers and developers alike.

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SybaRat2170d ago

I'm thinking jailbreak that mofo.

Sadie21002170d ago

Agreed, even though I really can't blame the companies for putting that stuff in. Gotta make money.

Tanir2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

exactly. people are going to pirate games, buy them used, and the devs still need to make money. so thanks to all these used game sales, DLC milking and Online passes were born.

what can u do lol


Stop buying games with online passes on it? soooo basically people would stop playing online? and they would only buy used so Devs would only make money from the initial sales.........riiiight, lmao

do your part. How bout people wait 2-3 weks and get the game for sale brand neew (40$) instead of buying it used for50$.

u get the online pass included, save money and devs get money. everyone wins......sorta

rezzah2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

I don`t mind MP

But to place it on SP is very wrong.

It would be like putting a fee on sharing a pencil.

Edit: SP example is Kingdom of Am...(something): Reckoning.

GamingTruth2170d ago

this is probably all rooted from microsofts pay to play online service, i mean if you really think about it

ZippyZapper2169d ago (Edited 2169d ago )

MMO's like Everquest. You know who owns that game?

brish2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

If people stopped buying games with online passes the industry will stop putting them in games.

Do your part.

arnyftw2170d ago

So just stop buying games? Anyway although I do disagree with the concept of online passes, I dont really mind them because I buy all my games new, the people complaining are just the people who buy their games used and make the devs lose money, just wait till the price drops and buy your games. The only game I've bought on day one was Skyrim and that was worth it. (Anyway it was for a insane discount, got it for $60 when the average game is for $90+ here in europe). All my other games Fallout, Mass Effects, etc I've bought more than a year after launch.

brish2170d ago

The problem I have with online passes is they affect me a person who only buys games new.

I can no longer bring a game over to a friends place to play because if I download my pass to their ps3 I can be banned for "game sharing" even if the game is only played from one disk.

I feel bad for people with children who have multiple ps3s because there is a limit to the number of consoles that a pass can be used on (2 for new games) which means some people have to pay extra so their kids can play.

The value of the game is less. If I ever chose to sell a game I can't sell it for the same price of a game without a pass. So far I haven't sold any of my games but that's not the point. The value of the game is less so why should I pay full price for the game?

If you read the TOS for PSN Sony reserves the right to disable an account for any reason. Since the pass is bound to an account I can lose the right to play part of a game I legally purchased new. I don't cheat, I don't hack, and I don't pirate but when I hear about Sony deleting accounts because they didn't like the account name so the people lose everything they bought this concerns me.

There are a lot of games I would have purchased if they didn't have an online pass. For example: Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, and the up coming Twisted Metal game.

Maybe when they go into the bargain bin I'll consider purchasing them but there is no way I'm pay full price for a game that restricts my rights to play it. Then again maybe I will have moved on to something else never playing any of those games.

ChocolateGiddyUp2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

Just buy used anyway. I found Battlefield 3 the other day $45 used with the online pass and all the DLC included. I think people sell passes relatively cheap on eBay, too.

I used to buy pretty much everything brand new, but I'm going used from now on for games that do this. I'd rather give my money to some guy on eBay or Amazon than EA.

Kaos_Vll2170d ago

I agree, I passed on every game with a pass this year and I buy new, most times day one. Batman:AC was the last game I bought only because it was pre-ordered and learned it had a past after the fact.

These people have no foresight whatsoever. They will have only themselves to blame when pubs start to cut even more content out of games and abuse the dlc system even more.

Games today are released unfinished requiring multiple patches just to work correctly and yet people still defend this practice. They are more interested in shareholders than the people who really matter, us the gamer.

To continue to support this is only self defeating in my eyes, but hey as the saying goes you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink it. By the time these people open their eyes it will be way too late. And lastly I do blame MS for this, as soon as other companies saw that there was those that will pay an extra fee just to play the entire game they already bought I knew it would just be a matter of time before others caught on and do the same and make it even worse.

sllshrm2169d ago

Look at all of you agreeing to this...

Renting is just a form of piracy...and if people can give rentals an approving look same thing should happen to piracy..

Personally I'm good with online passes....either I'll buy the game or pirate middle ground involved.

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