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ClockHand
03-30-2011, 03:26 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/115/1158474p1.html

jubeh
03-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Lol at online passes.

ClockHand
03-30-2011, 07:34 PM
We should totally play that game online.

jubeh
03-30-2011, 07:36 PM
I'm not exactly a fan of the series.

ClockHand
03-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Who says you need to be a fan to use your money to play it?

jubeh
03-30-2011, 07:39 PM
:monkey_lessee:

Ceta
03-30-2011, 11:29 PM
:monkey_speechless:

Kodos
03-31-2011, 12:44 AM
It's not a bad idea at all. It's just something companies are doing to discourage the sale of used games - which is fine since they don't get any money that way so it's not really a bad practice.

Besides, you can still play the game, just not online, and if you want to play it online, you just buy the pass. It's not that big a deal. With all the other exploitative and horrible practices in the industry, I don't see why anyone would mind this, when it's neither.

jubeh
03-31-2011, 01:05 AM
If you have ever worked in retail and had to explain something as basic as this to an average customer you would know why I mind personally. And don't say that you can put a notice on the box because customers can't actually read. And don't say that you can carefully and concisely break it down for them because that doesn't work either. I'm just waiting for a knife that lets me stab information into people.

Doesn't effect me outside of that because I don't ever buy pre-owned games if I can help it.

ClockHand
03-31-2011, 08:40 AM
I know this is a strategy to discourage the sale of used games. But if you do a good re-playable game, you are not going to have this problems (Red Dead Redemption, Halo Reach, etc), also adding this pay to play on-line it does discourage more to buy the game (not just the pre-owned ones).

I was thinking in having this game, but now I'm certainly not going to buy it, and I don't think I'm the only one.

Also I do buy pre-owned games, because I don't have the money to buy a not-used game. Specially I have to wait until the prices drop, change a game for some credit in the store and I can only get the used game. And only in rare events I can buy the not-used game.

Ceta
03-31-2011, 01:52 PM
Personally, I agree with Kodos on this one. It's a good idea compared to what other companies have done. I mean, would you rather pay the small fee to access the online features or be locked out completely for purchasing your game used (or pirating it)? Besides, it didn't say the fee is a monthly one. According to the article as well as one from another source, the code is a one-time thing; you buy it once and then you can access the online gameplay just like anyone who bought the game new. That said, I definitely wouldn't complain; the 800 point/$10 fee is a small price to pay for the replacement code, most especially if you got the game really cheap (or for free).

Arashi500
03-31-2011, 05:01 PM
I am totally with Kodos and Ceta here. I don't believe in the no-money except in special situations (in which case, explain it), because the console alone is worth at least 2 new games, even a used console, so if you had that kind of money, you should also be capable of getting the money to get the games at a later date. Extra Credits said it best: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits/2653-Piracy

The real problems when it comes to money issues is the price for new games($60 USD is too much for a run-of-the-mill game CoD clone).

PWhit
03-31-2011, 08:21 PM
I always avoid CoD and franchised games like it. I always tend to get bored of shooters. (Xbox Arcade ftw.) I usually buy a used or not so new copy anyway. Saves me the cash for...

More games! :cat_yahoo:

ClockHand
04-01-2011, 01:26 PM
I am totally with Kodos and Ceta here. I don't believe in the no-money except in special situations (in which case, explain it), because the console alone is worth at least 2 new games, even a used console, so if you had that kind of money, you should also be capable of getting the money to get the games at a later date. Extra Credits said it best: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits/2653-Piracy

The real problems when it comes to money issues is the price for new games($60 USD is too much for a run-of-the-mill game CoD clone).

In here a new video game cost 100$ USD. I have a console because I worked for having it, but I study so I can't be working all the time that a new game is released, so I have 3 options: wait until the price drop (that the maximus drop are 50$USD), wait to drop and buy it used (would cost approximately 30$USD) or Piracy. Now, because I love video games and I don't want to shit in the face of the designers who made the games I love, don't take Piracy as an option. So I have 2, and of course I can't work all the time because I study, so I can only buy new released games when are games I really want, and if not, I have to buy it used (and even more, changing some games for credits in the store).

Yeah, I could totally pay 100$USD for every game, it would be awesome.


Also this is not counting that I have to pay also the xbox live, and of course is more expensive in here than in USA. And if I want to microsoft points, is also more expensive. So I have to find way to buy all those stuffs cheaper.

PWhit
04-01-2011, 10:59 PM
I forget where you live but buying used is always smarter than buying right off the shelf. There is that special thrill of buying a reserved copy of the game when it first comes out but I usually save that thrill for hyped up AND really good games. (Like SSBB or The newest Gears, Mass Effect etc.) So I'd say keep up what you're doing.

As for Xbox live, that does get extremely pricey for microsoft points. Those cost an arm and leg for just a few points...

Arashi500
04-02-2011, 12:42 PM
In here a new video game cost 100$ USD. I have a console because I worked for having it, but I study so I can't be working all the time that a new game is released, so I have 3 options: wait until the price drop (that the maximus drop are 50$USD), wait to drop and buy it used (would cost approximately 30$USD) or Piracy. Now, because I love video games and I don't want to shit in the face of the designers who made the games I love, don't take Piracy as an option. So I have 2, and of course I can't work all the time because I study, so I can only buy new released games when are games I really want, and if not, I have to buy it used (and even more, changing some games for credits in the store).

Yeah, I could totally pay 100$USD for every game, it would be awesome.


Also this is not counting that I have to pay also the xbox live, and of course is more expensive in here than in USA. And if I want to microsoft points, is also more expensive. So I have to find way to buy all those stuffs cheaper.


Where DO you live btw? Because $100USD is some nasty inflation.

But of course, almost, if not all games to have come out in the past 6-8 months haven't been worth getting even at used prices(For US used prices).

Blue_Dragon
04-04-2011, 03:51 AM
I always have to buy used, cause I never have the money for the newest system :/ Only have a PS3 cause my boyfriend lives with me.
That said, for me it depends on the game whether I buy new or used. If I want all the stuff that originally comes with it, I'll get it new. If it's something I don't care as much about but would like to try, I don't even care if it's in the original box :)

Didn't clock say he was from Chile?

Handy333
04-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Then on top of that you (I) have to pay for xbox live and the system, I'll Pass!