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This online pass stuff does not really bother me. Sure, the one time use code is an inconvience for first time buyers but as long as they are given the benefit of the doubt or way to prove they bought the game new if they lose it then no harm, no foul.

I am very anti-DRM (yes, I BUY my games, if I pirated I wouldn't mind DRM since I wouldn't have to deal with it), I hate poor ports, I hate it when they don't let you configure the game the way you want to (I'm looking at you BulletStorm), but providing the servers for online play costs money and if they make people buying used copies shell out $10 to access those servers then that does not bother me.
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It's funny how nearly every single online game has survived without these added features to 'support running costs' yet now they are all of a sudden required.

I'm not buying into that excuse.
The are definitely using this system to profit, but like I said, I still don't have a problem with it.
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This isn't a big deal. It is like buying a game on Steam (for them Origin now). You can't just sell a game you have downloaded. It isn't like they are making you pay for the online services.
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I find it so funny, for such a game advocating "the return of PC gaming"... they sure like to screw you with your pants on...
What does this have to do with PC gaming? this affects console gamers.
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post #64 of 136
guys

Guys

GUYS

I didn't read the whole thread but I hope this was brought up. PC gamers have used CD keys as long as I can remember. They could only be used once. Some could be reactivated but still. Selling a used PC game isn't something that happens very often.

Now if you are a console gamer on OCN then I feel for you. However EA has been doing this for about a year now and you should have seen it coming.

Either way, if you buy the game new you get to play it online. If you buy it used the pass is only like 7-8 bucks from what I remember
    
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When. WHEN will legislators pull their heads from their arses and start to protect the CONSUMER and their rights?
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They're going full steam ahead with this being a PC centered title.
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Not to mention, game prices have stayed the same for the last 20+ years while inflation, cost of living and business operations have all gone WAY up.
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hmmm...the games price has been raising since PS2 lol, at least on my country...a ps3 game at least cost 70€ new, around 90 dollars or so
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I like how the Console gamers nerd rage over this. At least you console players get to sell your game. PC users need to tie our CD key to our EA account forever. You can't sell a used copy of any EA game that's a PC version. Just feel lucky that 6 months down the road you might be able to snag a used copy for a console at 30 bucks, then pay 10 for the online pass, and your still saving 20 bucks off the new cost.

In fact it's not just EA that ties your one time CD key to your account. UbiSoft does it, so does Activision. And others.
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hmmm...the games price has been raising since PS2 lol, at least on my country...a ps3 game at least cost 70€ new, around 90 dollars or so
Not in the US it hasn't. It's typically USD $50.00 for a PC game, $60 USD for a console game. I remember when the NES came out, games were 50 bucks a pop (in 1987, mind you), and the NES itself was 199.99 (which back then was a little over 400 bucks in today's money).
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Doesn't affect us PC users anyways. There is no used PC games market, hell even since CnC Generals days you can only get online with one key.

For consoles it sucks, but I quite frankly don't care.
    
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