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[Eurogamer] DiRT 3 gets Online Pass

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Codemasters' forthcoming off-road racer DiRT 3 uses an online pass that enables play via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network as well as unlocking five new vehicles.

Dubbed the VIP Pass, the code is included in all new retail copies of the game and is part of an ongoing effort from publishers to combat the second hand games market.
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Ok... this is the second developer I've heard that is nagging about second hand market and not piracy this week.

Was there a study that proved piracy did nothing? Or are people no longer satisfied with such a stupid excuse?
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A lot of people will be disappointed about this. Seems like a trend in new games now.
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Maybe if you lowered the price of the game, more people would buy it new instead of used...losing a little profit per game is not worth your customers respect...
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Really!!! Another online pass.... I was going to buy it used for the ps3 but i guess ill buy it for the pc. Now i have to go buy a controller for the PC(since keyboard and mouse doesn't work so well for racing games ) so either way its making me spend more money.
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Boycot it. The best thing we can do is not buy it.
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There's nothing wrong with the online pass in my opinion. Buy new. It's worth supporting developers for their hard work on these multi-million dollar projects.
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Wonder if there will be a market for selling an online pass that will never be used.
    
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The used game market thrives because most people don't want to pay full-price for something they can't return.

It's RIDICULOUS in my town. Here, no store will refund a game if it's opened under any circumstance (Best Buy, Game Stop, Wal-Mart, etc).

EDIT: I always heard mixed things about Dirt, and I'm glad I never gave it a chance now.

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There's nothing wrong with the online pass in my opinion. Buy new. It's worth supporting developers for their hard work on these multi-million dollar projects.
Video games used to be what my friends and I would compare/play together. Why should we ignore that developers charge more and add restrictions?
Edited by johonm333 - 5/21/11 at 9:21pm
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Really!!! Another online pass.... I was going to buy it used for the ps3 but i guess ill buy it for the pc. Now i have to go buy a controller for the PC(since keyboard and mouse doesn't work so well for racing games ) so either way its making me spend more money.
You can use a PS3 controller on PC. There should be plenty of guides around on how to do it.
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