If you end up purchasing a used copy of Dead Space 2 later this week, there’s a big chance that the online pass for accessing the multiplayer portion of the game is used already.
While I'm not a fan of the pass systems on used games, I am very happy you have the choice to see if its up your ally. Also the offline plat only sweetens the deal.
So they're actually goind through with this. So for example only one PSN account can play online when the game is purchased new? Additional accounts and purchasing second hand will require the $9.99 (probably $15 in Australia)?
I don't know how the DRM is on the PS3, but for the 360 - whatever is downloaded from Marketplace is tied to that system so an unlimited number of accounts can play online, as long as it's on the same system it was downloaded from. I would imagine it to be the same on the PS3 with the EA Pass. Download it to the system, it's tied to system, any accounts can use it - on that system. What's screwed up though IMO is the fact that if you have multiple consoles, family members in the same house, etc. you have to buy a online pass just for them to play the game even though it's still yours and in the same damn house. Luckily, again, there is a way around that - on the 360 - if you're smart ;)
People complain about Activision, but this Online Pass thing is far more insidious to gamers. You are now limited to having one person/console able to play online ever unless you fork up. Looks like I will not be buying this game even though I rarely play online these days. What I find interesting is there is almost nobody is complaining, yet a story about Activision comes up and they are like the coming of the devil!
I'm in agreement with your view. Seems like a last minute "oh by the way" shady move that would have some impact on pre-orders if such information was released earlier. I just canceled my pre-order from Amazon. I was planning on sharing this game with brothers, but if MP's tied to one PSN then not worth $60 for a 10 hr SP game (based on users comments on here whom got the game early). I'm sure it's a good game, but if UC2 would have pulled such a move the gamer press would have been all over it (multi-plat forgiveness?). This is the kind of thing I dislike and will not support with my money at full retail price. I can wait for it to drop in price which probably won't take long like most 3rd party games do these days.
I dont understand how EA are bad guys in this. They deserve a portion of the sales Gamestop and other locations get for selling their game used. It was Gamestop that refused to work a deal out to offer this solution. Granted both sides are guilty of greed, but still. Used games are like sharing music for free online, and look where that got people. Either way Dead Space 2 has a fun and exciting online, but not having it isn't game breaking. I just think these should be tied to systems, not accounts.So you can transfer it to more than once console in your household. Or at least offer more than one activation by calling a number.
Yep yep! It's only tied in one account
will kick off a great year and month dead space 2 was delayed into February right? LBP2 ME2 Dc universe online and Ds2 was suppose to be in January but great start for 2011 keep it rolling
2-day pass is kind of useless, IMHO. Should be at least one week. Or, they could do what the Homefront guys are doing and that is allowed unlimited online but cap the levels you can achieve for online gameplay. Or, if no levels, they could have limited online play to a single map for each game mode. At least this is just for used copies, meaning I won't have to worry about this.
This game is only SP worth. The MP is just a bonus
Fuck a EA.
Agreed. Pre-order canceled.
damn i hate this drm shit. consumers get screwed over all the time. and people just seem to accept it. i cant even give it to a friend to play without having him to pay 10 bucks for the full experience. thats f-ed up. whats next? movies that are tied to one dvd player? you can still watch it on another player but have to pay an extra 5 bucks to see the ending. people would be up in arms. but with games they somehow seem to get away with it. this will only get worse... wake up gamers. preorder canceled.
Yep, these trends seem to start in the video game industry first. People just need to speak with their money.
I love how people give Activision crap for 15$ DLC. If I still wanted to enjoy the entire component of Black Ops with spending any money outside of the fee for a used copy I can. Whereas with EA I have to pay just to play the multiplayer if I buy the game used or borrow it from a friend.
"the multiplayer in dead space 2 is trash and definately not worth 10 a month for it. However if your PS3 owner you wont give a darn cause Oline is free in the first place. Just stating the truth." This is for if the multiplayer is free "WTF a 10€ pass to play deadspace 2 online what a rip since when did we need to buy passes to play multiplayer games online? Dont say XBOXlive cause that isnt a game thats an online service. My god how greedy have devs gotten. People demand muliplayer in games so they added it to deadspace 2 but the thing is that the multiplayer is abysmal and they charge you for a pass to play online.What really amazes me is that they even charge 360 owners who have to pay xboxlive to play online. So for 360 users they are going to get charged to play online with a game that they are already paying to play online with XBOXlive. " that is for if the multiplayer isnt free.
To some extent it’s not actually the devs, its mostly EA they don’t give a damn about their customers, when they take your money say bye bye to them because they are not going to respond to anything, nfs HP the pc version, I brought it on pc and I cant play it due to performance problems, many people have complained having the same problem as me on their forums still no responds and I don’t think we are ever gonna get a responds. All I am saying is first know who you’re dealing with before you buy anything from a company or even an individual. The only game am going to get from EA is crysis 2 and thats cos its one of my most anticipated games..
Not sure how I feel about this. I'm not a fan of the used game market, mostly because used games are barely cheaper than new. In Australia you'll often see new $100 then used $95, no money goes to the developers, EB Games (Gamestop) are just ripping people off. Because of this I never buy used. On the other hand I do support the used market as I have at times, when strapped for cash, traded 3 to get a new release free.
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