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I don't see a problem with it, personally. Second-hand sales do not make any money for the developers at all, with the stores getting all the profit for those sales. I feel the developers deserve to have their payday, especially if they produce a great game.
At least they can get a little money from the PSN passes for every second-hand copy of the game. It will surely lead to more great games in the future.
…and tough on your cheapskate friends for not getting the game themselves. :D
Well I don't agree with them, personally. I believe that it's just a tax on the 2nd hand market. Developers get their paycheck from the publishers. Except for the cases of the really big developers who publish their own games, I understand it's the publishers who get all the money from the passes. Regardless, money is changed hands when the games are purchased new. Charging the person who buys it second hand to play online is simply money for jam on the part of the publishers. If no-one bought any PSN passes, I doubt the games industry would change too much.
Whatever helps you sleep at night, E-X-E-C-R-A-T-E's alt account.
Lol you called him out before I could. I wonder how many alt accounts he has.
I have the same problem with battlefield 3, I bought it brand new, unused or any thing. I type in the reedem code. then comes up with, you type it wrong or it's invalid, which cant be true cause it is brand new. :Mad: this is annoying, I know what there trying to do, but we want more freedom
If you call our support centre, we can tell you exactly why that code will not work for you.
I don't see too much of a problem with it. There are a few tweaks that need to be made to the concept first though.
Some people rent games to see if they like it enough to spend $100+ on first. You can't do that with the current online pass system. Not without paying around $15 for a pass to play it for one night and potentially hate it and never play it again.
Also, it kills that safety net of being able to return a game for full store credit if it just plain sucks. Once you use that one-time-use code you can't return it for what it cost you to buy possibly the same day even. I know that they don't like people returning their games to the store within the first week and getting something else but if they made a better game, maybe people would keep it longer than a week.
They need to make it so that any account can try the online experience for say an hour or two and see if they wanna spend the cash on it.
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