Originally Posted by tjhooker73
Online passes where made to give money to the Devs and the Big corporations that Publish these games. If you Actually bought the game NEW It comes with an online pass.
Instead of Stealing it, Or Taking it, Or Buying it used.
Its an extra $10 Its like buying a new game.. Except you didn't.
If these online passes weren't PS3 gaming would be in an even bigger **** hole then it is in now.
Go buy an Xbox and play you New, Used, Pirated games online for Fr... Oh wait.. YOU CAN'T! You need XBOX LIVE Which is a little more then $10
Just ****ing buy the game new and get an online pass with it, Or at least buy it used and Buy an online pass to support our Video game Developers.
Someone close this thread, Piracy.
The money doesn't go to the developer. The developer has already been paid at release for their work. How many units the game sells will define whether that developer is contracted further, or let go. The number of online passes that are sold will have no bearing on if a developer is put out on the streets, so to speak.
Online passes are something that everyone
disagreed with upon their introduction, now people seem to be accepting them as there isn't really a choice.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the use of an online network should go unpaid for. I'm in favour of Xbox Live and paying for online. I do pay for it, I hardly even use Xbox Live but I will pay. For me, that's the same as paying for phone\electric\gas\water and so on.
You use it, you pay for it.
But there are online passes on these same games on Xbox Live. The infrastructure that is used comes at no expense to the developer as 90% of the time gaming on PSN\Xbox Live is peer based and no server is involved. The times there is a server, this has already been paid for, the person that purchased the game paid for it, and a person playing a second hand copy of a game will mean the original buyer isn't using that server.
This is simply a tax to put people off buying games second hand, and reeks of the same dirty cash extorting practices as day one DLC.
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Originally Posted by dwood18
they should put it in for free because they usually put a half-assed retarded story mode in for 5xs the price of a online pass not to mention they usually make used copies $5 less than a new copy and the online pass is $10 so technically they're taking a extra $5 from you for buying a used copy when they usually stop making new ones after a period of time. So you end up paying more sometimes for a used game than a new game for wanting to play online.
They would make you pay an extra $10 for an OFFLINE
pass, if they could. The only reason they don't is because currently games on console don't need online activation to play.
What you're saying is quite interesting. Are you saying that if you just want the online component, you are paying extra for the offline component because that makes up part of the value of the product second hand?