Online Passes Infect Another Game I Was Going to Buy. 20 replies

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Nittany Tiger Forum Mod

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#1 7 years ago

Saints Row: The Third requires online pass for co-op and Horde play, Saints Row: The Third Xbox 360 News | GamesRadar

Fucking virus is spreading faster than AIDS. Worse off, more and more people are getting convinced that online passes are a good idea.

Old news is old, though.




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#2 7 years ago

Im sorry, but I honestly dont understand why it matters IFyour buying the game NEW.

Sure, it screws over Used Game Buyers, but if your buying it new, Its IMHO a Non-Issue


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#3 7 years ago

Yeah I honestly don't know why people are so anal about online passes. They take what, 5 seconds to punch in? If you can't take the extra 5 seconds to punch in the code maybe you should go home and rethink your life...




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#4 7 years ago

It's principle. Just because something bad doesn't affect you means that you should ignore it and support the entity causing the problem.

Also, online passes screws over game renters as they can't try the MP out w/o buying a code. This mean I can't rent BF3 and test its MP out for instance because EA loves online passes and BF3 uses one.

It's funny how no other industry in any capitalist economy has a problem with resales.

EDIT: I don't mind entering a code. I mind passes because they are based on an unbacked claim.




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#5 7 years ago

Quantic Dream, a French-based company, and the developers of Heavy Rain lost more than $5 million to resales. Try telling them that.




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#6 7 years ago

But what did they net?




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#7 7 years ago

Renting is a dying art in my area anyways, so I could give a flying crap.

Literally, ALL of the rental places within 50 klicks of my house are no closed.


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#8 7 years ago

It isn't like you didn't have a chance to play the public beta, which, albeit very buggy, was incredibly fun, and pretty much cemented my pre-order. In fact, I hadn't pre-ordered it before then, because I was going to use my experiences in the beta as a sort of afterthought to the decision.

Ended up that I very much enjoyed the way it played, purchased it, and I still play it quite a lot.

I don't think the same applies for Saints Row 3, but you get the idea.




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#9 7 years ago

Admiral Antilles;5583782Renting is a dying art in my area anyways, so I could give a flying crap.

Literally, ALL of the rental places within 50 klicks of my house are no closed.

Same, we had 3 rental stores in my town, not one is open anymore.

The only places that do rental now is the garage and library with only do films which nobody rents out anyway.

Why rent a DVD or game when you can buy most of them for a maximum of £10.




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#10 7 years ago

I still haven't seen a good argument against online passes, other than that it's a stepping stone towards more restrictive measures. Yes, it's bad that you spend money on a license, and have to spend further money in order to get more of that license. But expecting publishers and developers to just unconditionally step aside while they're losing potential customers due to retailer greed? That just seems