Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 43

EA doing away with online pass

This is a discussion on EA doing away with online pass within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; It will probably turn out it was illegal anyway and they did it before they got charged/fined, we will find ...

  1. #21
    Rangers F.C
    UNCLEPAULIE's Avatar


    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,856
    Reputation
    109

    It will probably turn out it was illegal anyway and they did it before they got charged/fined, we will find out if everyone does it . If not good on them, but like the others said they probably gonna stealth fuck us in the ass
    Would like to thank Google and snipping tool for my amazing sig + avatar

    I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM ANY MAN WHO AGREED WITH ME

    To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge


  2. #22
    Ghost Assassin
    Danko1900's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Crimson Raiders HQ
    Posts
    828
    Reputation
    13

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerwan_Ratchet View Post
    It's a trap!

    Seriously, I can't believe this...

    Added the video for you

    It's nice that they have decided to get rid of the passes, but it does bring up the question of what their true intention is. I really hope the DRM for used games isn't going to be used.

  3. #23
    Lvl 8 - Gold
    Silent Assassin's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    949
    Reputation
    27

    This sounds too good to be true. Maybe they found something more "efficient".

  4. #24
    Lvl 3 - Bronze
    zezima007's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Silent Hill
    Posts
    108
    Reputation
    3

    EA is evil, its gotta be a trap

  5. #25
    Lvl 9 - Gold
    Waystedyou's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,258
    Reputation
    27

    I would prefer online passes to online only DRM for every game, that seems to be the big (failure) thing right now for EA.

    Also I like how they reffer to online passes as.. a feature of the game :stare:
    “None of our new EA titles will include that feature.”



  6. #26
    Local Drunk
    Feral's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5,999
    Reputation
    603

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangcrashboom View Post
    We'll probably have to start paying for actual content on the disc.

    "You want to play the next chapter? That'll be $5"
    Don't give them ideas lol.


    Awesomely awesome sig by Beam & social group bar by DaRe
    The Local Drunk's Experience With Trophies

  7. #27
    Saints Row IV
    brAvEhEaRtDC's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Okinawa,Japan
    Posts
    1,616
    Reputation
    33

    Nah guys don't be happy
    They will just block ALL the pre-owned games so they will not need online passes
    One thing i learned from EA....is that EA never hears it's costumers
    Epic avatar by PixieOfDarkness!
    Epic signature by spanishstoat


    Click on my Signature to check my website




  8. #28
    Check Those Corners
    CallmeNasty's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,541
    Reputation
    45

    That means NBA live 14 is going to not have a online pass..

    Means im getting 2k14 and live 14 (they cancelled live 13 and promised better work on 14)


  9. #29
    Lvl 7 - Gold
    stealthkiller22's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    735
    Reputation
    6

    cool just dont shut down some of your servers for some games lol

  10. #30
    The Stereotype Killer
    Alliren's Avatar


    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Virginia is for lovers.
    Posts
    509
    Reputation
    277

    Well... we'll see what exactly this entails. There's gotta be a catch.... always is.
    Twitter: Stereotypekillr
    Xbone: Stereotypekillr

  11. #31
    PRO Member
    annare41's Avatar


    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    2,461
    Reputation
    80

    Seems too good to be true, let's hope it's not replaced by something worse


  12. #32
    Gorilla see, Gorilla do
    Creditdue's Avatar


    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    $crilla Villa
    Posts
    1,780
    Reputation
    62

    There will be a singleplayer pass instead


    Xbox One GT: I Asari Milk I Steam: AsariMilk

  13. #33
    Plats-O'-War!!
    kidson2004's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    All Around The World
    Posts
    4,528
    Reputation
    219

    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Considering Online Passes only pertain to online features, I have no problem with them.
    By buying a game pre-owned, or even renting it, you deny the developer and publisher a sale. If that game has online features, then that developer or publisher is paying to provide that online service - they pay to run servers, to patch the game, and to troubleshoot. If you haven't given them a cent, why do you have the right to use their service?

    Now, EA is going to look to recover their money in other ways: microtransactions, on-disc DLC, over-priced DLC, and most likely a massive increase in trivial DLC, like cosmetic packs.

    But thank God online-passes are gone...
    See, this is what I'm thinking of as well. Yes, they got rid of online passes, but at what price? This would be a good way for them to pillage money from people. Good to see them getting rid of online passes, but I'm not gonna hold my breath over it. This is EA we're talking about people.




  14. #34
    Lvl 9 - Gold
    StewartBros's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sol-3
    Posts
    1,281
    Reputation
    33

    Trading one evil for another, methinks...

  15. #35
    Lvl 6 - Silver
    xMusiicAddictx's Avatar


    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    572
    Reputation
    23

    My eyes! They have deceived me!
    What is this trickery ..?!

    I gotta actually see it to believe it

    You can't insult someone who's feeling's don't get hurt.

    Sig by: djunglist

  16. #36
    Stay golden, Ponyboy
    C_34_M's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    'Merica
    Posts
    488
    Reputation
    10

    I guess we'll find out if this is a genuine act of consideration for their customers or if this was to ease us into something worse.
    Avatar by TheGeneral09 | Platcard by RavenScythe
    My Trophy Checklist


  17. #37
    The Deathly Rhythm
    Kratos06's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    City Of Angels
    Posts
    2,100
    Reputation
    114



    My face when I saw the article yesterday
    Avy and Sig made by the awesome DaRe_xLw

    Feel free to add me: New PSN ID AzureBlaze99

  18. #38
    Lvl 7 - Gold
    Mihalick's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    780
    Reputation
    42

    This is great news. I buy all of my sports games brand new, but it's still a real pain with their current online pass systems because I can't take them to a friends house and play online with them on the same team.

    MY PLATINUM CARD ONLY ANIMATES IF YOU'RE USING FIREFOX, AS IT'S AN ANIMATED PNG FILE


  19. #39
    Fight Off Your Demons
    Beam's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    TARDIS
    Posts
    513
    Reputation
    210

    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    My sentiments exactly.

    My guess is they're looking into ways of doing away with the used-game market completely by locking the game to the first console or account to use it (there have been whispers of this method of DRM for both PS4 and 720).

    If all sales are first-party, there's no need for an online pass :lightbulb:
    Yeah, it made me think of this too. If something like this does happen, Gamefly and other rental services are really gonna be the ones to get hurt by it though. More so than the used game market I think.

  20. #40
    Puns always intended.
    Larrydavidsavatar's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    One dimension short of being in a 3D game.
    Posts
    2,432
    Reputation
    161

    I'm being optimistic that it's just because they are happy making money off Microtransactions and DLC instead, i guess the more we learn about the new consoles will reveal the truth behind it.

    It would be borderline moronic for them to even bother announcing the death of passes just to tell you they will punish you even further by stopping used sales completely but if they do something like this, we can hope it receives such disdain that they stop. Sadly, history seems to dictate short term gain rules long term stability, EA cannot kid themselves that they are invunerable to collapse.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.10
Copyright © 2018 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO