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Old 05-11-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default EA Sports Locks Out Multiplayer Modes On Used Sales

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/108/1088621p1.html

Even more reason to hate EA and their piss poor games (battlefield is pretty good though )
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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They're just trying to encourage new sales.

I guarantee the Used Sales prices will reflect having to buy the "Online" pack anyway.

Same as all the other games are doing now, Mass Effect 2 did it, many others will too.

Companies make no money from used sales.

OP hates capitalism.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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They're just trying to encourage new sales.

I guarantee the Used Sales prices will reflect having to buy the "Online" pack anyway.

Same as all the other games are doing now, Mass Effect 2 did it, many others will too.

Companies make no money from used sales.

OP hates capitalism.
ME2 was multiplayer?

Ea are a-holes, period. I hope no one follows suit.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Why should companies make money off of used sales? A unit moved is a unit moved. Maybe when my customers sell the cars we've sold them we should demand commision?
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Joke's on them, I hate interacting with other people!
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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Lame.

The thing that bugs me more is the exclusive DLC on games if you pre-order through Gamestop.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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oh and coorperate greed and capitalism aren't the same thing
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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DLC really, really, pisses me off. Too bad it's the future. I mean I like it and all, but some of the prices are ridiculous. The $7 Mass Effect 2 DLC being a great example. They also split the player base up. For instance you have a map-pack and 20% of the population buy it. Well that means you are only able to play those maps with 20% of the population. It divides everyone up.

BTW, if you guys like used games, heh.

The future isn't going to have hard copies anymore to sell/trade to GameStop etc. It's going to have consoles with only digital distribution.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #9
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I just wish they would break their sports games into two different sales... one for online only and one for a better franchise mode for those that don't usually play against anyone. With what they have done the past few seasons, namely on Madden, it has been half-assed for both.

I guess this will also deter people from just renting the game for a short period and then getting tired of playing it, and those who do that will also see a less than stellar return when they sell a game back.
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WoW started all of this. The success and amount of money that game has generated is unbelievable. Who would have thought millions of people would buy a game for full price then pay $15/month just to stay online.

They have the model, people are willing to spend money monthly so why not this.
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WoW started all of this. The success and amount of money that game has generated is unbelievable. Who would have thought millions of people would buy a game for full price then pay $15/month just to stay online.

They have the model, people are willing to spend money monthly so why not this.
Nah. WoW didn't start it. The $15 a month thing was going on years before WoW. WoW is just the one that really, really, went mainstream. EverQuest was charging people monthly years before WoW.

DLC is different than an MMO too.

Downloadable Content can be on a single player game. What started this was consoles finally being hooked up to the internet, and the additions of hard drives to them.

The big issue with DLC is when companies purposely hold content out of the main game you spend $50-60 on so they can package it as DLC a few months later to make extra money.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #12
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There was an article on Game Informer recently discussing this. Historically games have been multiplayer going back thousands of years. It took video games to create a solo experience. People crave the connection with others and that's where the market is going.
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what does this mean for gamefly and those that rent games kinda like netflicks
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Fruck'n EA... try making a decent NFL sim game...instead of trying to control the market with your power.



I hate Madden...even though I bought it last year, I sold it after a few months on the On-line bullcrap gamplay.

I play 2k All-Pro with my custom Broncos team.

But damn'it I'm sure I'll purchase the new Madden... it's like mind control plud my friend across the country like to play.

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what does this mean for gamefly and those that rent games kinda like netflicks
You can get a 7 day pass for online use free of charge. Probably can use that if you rent.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:59 PM   #16
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This doesn't really bother me because I rarely buy used games, but I can definitely see how it would piss some people off.
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Why should companies make money off of used sales? A unit moved is a unit moved. Maybe when my customers sell the cars we've sold them we should demand commision?
Why shouldn't they if they have the chance?
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #18
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Why should companies make money off of used sales? A unit moved is a unit moved. Maybe when my customers sell the cars we've sold them we should demand commision?
We do. You just don't know about it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #19
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I always buy sports games right when they come out, and I play franchise mode 99% of the time, but this is pure evil.
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Nah. WoW didn't start it. The $15 a month thing was going on years before WoW. WoW is just the one that really, really, went mainstream. EverQuest was charging people monthly years before WoW.

DLC is different than an MMO too.

Downloadable Content can be on a single player game. What started this was consoles finally being hooked up to the internet, and the additions of hard drives to them.

The big issue with DLC is when companies purposely hold content out of the main game you spend $50-60 on so they can package it as DLC a few months later to make extra money.
I think DLC will only get worse as the time goes on. I think one game even had as much as 4-5 DLC's released within a year. As more and more gamers look for a multiplayer experience I could see them charging an additional fee the publisher just to play on their dedicated servers.
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I think DLC will only get worse as the time goes on. I think one game even had as much as 4-5 DLC's released within a year. As more and more gamers look for a multiplayer experience I could see them charging an additional fee the publisher just to play on their dedicated servers.
DLC replaces expansion packs. This is all the same song over again.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:07 PM   #22
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Looks like I am gonna have to quit video games with a multiplayer aspect. The discount on used games is pretty hefty and the games themselves are pretty disposable once you beat them.

I think this is a bit underhanded, but then again it is EA, the unmitigated douchebag of video games. After repackaging Madden and other sports franchises year after year with only minor upgrades, they deserve lower profits.
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Only a matter of time before EA starts charging for title updates and bug fixes! Madden has had some serious bugs the past 2 years, that required multiple title updates.
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Only a matter of time before EA starts charging for title updates and bug fixes! Madden has had some serious bugs the past 2 years, that required multiple title updates.
Yet, you still buy it, as you stated earlier. This is the problem. This is why I rarely b**** about EA/Madden. Because I know I'm part of the problem (I buy it yearly) as somebody who buys the game no matter how good or bad.

If people dislike EA or whatever, they should stop buying the games. I'm not on EA's side per se, but I'm one of the guys who will always buy Madden and Tiger Woods year after year. I'm a sucker along with a lot of people.
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Yet, you still buy it, as you stated earlier. This is the problem. This is why I rarely b**** about EA/Madden. Because I know I'm part of the problem (I buy it yearly) as somebody who buys the game no matter how good or bad.

If people dislike EA or whatever, they should stop buying the games. I'm not on EA's side per se, but I'm one of the guys who will always buy Madden and Tiger Woods year after year. I'm a sucker along with a lot of people.

It's just not having any other option. It's the only NFL football game available. What choice do we have?! That's what drives me nuts.
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