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This is pretty brutal considering the ammount of money they will make selling copies of the software alone. This will deter some people from buying straight away new (not a whole lot, but some) and completely destroy trade-in value for anyone looking to dump it off, or for someone looking to buy pre-owned.

The one thing I will suggest is as the game ages, the pass will probably fade away and will eventually become free. I am sure this is what they do with Madden NFL online passes and such.
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Not that I condone pirating from a developer who is raising the bar, but couldn't this abused by pirates?, pirate the game, get a (I assume cheaper) Online Pass and you're good to go. ???
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I don't understand why everyone is mad. This is like a serial key for PC. If we sold our used PC games we will have to include the account we created that game with, or else they buyer won't be able to play online only offline. Now they are implementing this into the Consoles.
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i guess they are preventing the sale of used copies through the 360 and PS3.....i only buy gmaes through PC anyways so im not worried about this but it seems kind of stupid...but im sure they have some reasoning behind it?
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EA has been doing this, its really not that big of a deal for me considering I purchase games off steam new or on sale. If not there, I always buy a new retail copy, never know when someone rubbed their wiener on that game disc.
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I really dont get this. Maybe I didn't have enough sleep
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This is yet another disgusting Publisher grab for money that isn't rightfully theirs. The server excuse is utter rubbish.

This ONLY affects console gamers. YET, I'll bet a penny to a pound that we also have the same crap on our PC boxed copies, despite the fact that it's well known they're going to lock your game to an online account forever.

Server excuse = One copy sold on the console can be used by ONE person at a time. Therefore the initial cost should cover their time spent online. If they happen to sell that to someone else, EA ALREADY have the money to cover the costs. Letting a new PSN account or XBL account onto the game costs nothing, barely. It's a case of "oh, here's a new PSN account. Let's open a stats slot for them". That's it. That's STILL only ONE person playing that copy at ANY given time.

When. WHEN will legislators pull their heads from their arses and start to protect the CONSUMER and their rights?

We have a right to trade in games and publishers have no rights to nerf our products. That's like selling a brand new car to someone and the manufacturer initiating a killswitch that stops the engine from starting, then asking you a percentage of the cost of a new car to activate it again.

If that was happening with cars, people would be in uproar. But no, we get people like this thread going "oh wells, won't affect mes cuz imma buying it new!" Sheer idiocy.
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post #29 of 136
You guys do realize this strictly impacts console gamers, right? There is no used games market for the PC since everything requires a key.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waylo88 View Post
You guys do realize this strictly impacts console gamers, right? There is no used games market for the PC since everything requires a key.
That doesn't make it any less lame and greedy.

But they aren't hindering your ability to sell the game (console versions). They're just adding on a small cost to whoever buys it used. The seller will not be affected by this at all. The ONLY people affected are Console Gamers who BUY it used.
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