F'n online passes!
We live in a world that limits the liberty of the buy-sell-trade system that existed in every realm of commerce until now. We live in a world that alienates gamers who dont have internet connections, and who live in bad economic circumstances. You call it compensation but EA who devised the online pass disagrees, they say its so "we can provide better online services for people who play our games" Oh wait, they dont provide any online services at all, unless you count Origin on the PC, and if you want to fund software that has been proven to spy on your computer then go ahead.
The only DLC gripes I've had that aren't on the list are Ones with a time limit before they are pulled (e.g. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2) and ones that are either console-specific or for technical reasons aren't available on all consoles (e.g. Skyrim).
I borrowed Saints Row 3 from my bro, I couldn't play online without paying 10 dollars... I'm pretty sure many other people have similar situations like this, its not just people who buy used games. (I say that because I never buy used games, but I still ran into this issue. Side note: people say I sound condescending, that's 100% unintentional, sorry.)
Wanting compensation for something you worked your ass off making is called greed?
What world do we live in now?
LOL buy a game new. Support the devs you like... and you don't have this issue
The worst part is not knowing if an online pass is required, buying the game used, then spending even more money. Here's to only buying new games, I guess.
Find this to be almost as bad as on-disc DLC mainly because of how its leading most developers to cram in multiplayer just so they can sell passes.
Out of curiosity, how much is a general Online Pass in the US? In the UK it's £7.99 ($12.81!!!!!)
*Insert middle finger pic here*
Yet that is not the worst thing EA has ever done.
EA seems to love having these.
This truly is a hideous problem...
The online pass, a cancer in the industry that will only get worse. How long before the diablo 3 "can only play while online" system moves to consoles.
Buy new, support the industry, no issue.
Go and die in a fire.
I actually take personal offense to online passes and because their games mostly have them all I'm going to say is Screw you EA
A digital manifestation of greed.
I agree. I just got MK9 (pre-owned) and it had everything on the inside, including the online pass-code, but someone already used it, so now I have to waste 10 more dollars just so I can play online.