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Originally Posted by Maian View Post
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.
Companies do lame/greedy things all the time. If it doesn't effect YOU, then there's no reason to worry/complain about it
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Companies do lame/greedy things all the time. If it doesn't effect YOU, then there's no reason to worry/complain about it
That's a limited view of the world.... as companies try to get more money from consumers, we should complain even though it might not affect us directly or today.
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Companies do lame/greedy things all the time. If it doesn't effect YOU, then there's no reason to worry/complain about it
Terrible way to look at things. But to clear things up: Personally, I am not concerned with this feature because I am buying this for the PC and as such don't have to worry about a feature that affects a system I do not own.

HOWEVER, just because I am not worried doesn't mean I do not understand where others who are affected are coming from. On the other hand, how valid their arguments are will be in direct relation to how the retail price of this game varies months after release. If it goes like BC2 (which is dirt cheap now, iirc), then just buy the game new. If it goes like Call of Duty (which drops $5/year after release) then yes, they have a really valid argument.
post #34 of 136
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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.
Idc about this, but it does also affect the seller as he has to sell it for a lower price than he would have had to if this didn't happen.
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Companies do lame/greedy things all the time. If it doesn't effect YOU, then there's no reason to worry/complain about it
That is the type of thinking that led to bad things to continue. I am not so sure about BF3 anymore.
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post #36 of 136
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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. ???
No. You would need the original key sold with the disc, get it authorized and purchase a new key. There's no way of bypassing it.
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I have no problem with the online pass. It is true, they make no money off of used copies and I have always agreed they should. Plus I'm getting this for PC, no used PC copies. But wouldn't that be cool if they could set something like that up? Being as a single key is linked to an account.
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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 think developers and publishers have every right to do this. Used sales cost them more than piracy ever will and this is a smart way that doesnt hurt or impact the original purchaser to recoup some of that lost money.
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This definitely affects the console crowd pretty heavily. Won't really do much to the PC crowd as it's attached to your Origin account which can follow you from system to system.
Exactly, 99.9% of OCN users can ignore this.
    
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