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Server costs wouldn't be a problem if you let people host their own and not charge people to use them and then kill the servers a short amount of time afterwards.

Greedy company is greedy.
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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).
then my country sucks big xP that is why i order games from england
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Most people are buying bf3 for the online. I dont think any sane person would spend 60 dollars so they can play a game for what? 8 hours tell you beat the single player?

If it requires an online pass I'll just wait tell someone sells it used for 40 and then buy the online pass.
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Could this be for consoles only. I don't know about others but no store in my area takes PC games anymore used. As simple as it is the buy a game then copy it to your console then return it I can sorta see why they would do this.

I dont agree with it though.
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Nothing to see here, generally for online games (on the PC at least), it's a given that you need a new copy to play multiplayer anyways.

This seems targeted directly at consoles.
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People with used copies of the game won't be able to play online if the previous owner has used the pass.
Seriously, though...who buys USED PC games? I don't. I would NEVER.

Of course, I assume this is for consoles...in which, I care not.
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Does anyone realise that this is the exact system they use for bad company 2?

You are all idiots, willing too complain about anything.

If you buy a second hand copy, you pay $10 for an online access pass. EA loses sales due too the console second hand market, which makes it totally reasonable and fair.
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Does anyone realise that this is the exact system they use for bad company 2?

You are all idiots, willing too complain about anything.

If you buy a second hand copy, you pay $10 for an online access pass. EA loses sales due too the console second hand market, which makes it totally reasonable and fair.
I don't think the name calling is called for....seriously.
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saying bf3 will "probably" have an online pass is a joke.

Bf3 is EA's flagship game. it WILL have an online pass.
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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.
exactly, it is also the same with steam games purchased...one of the absolute favourite tools for almost all PC gamer on this forum and in the community in general. At least now its a fair playing field for PC and console buyers of games because now consolers cant freeroll and buy a game, play the nuts of it for a week or two, then return it for the same price (this is the case of many people that do this in Australia @ EB games etc).
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