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09 May 2012
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Do full digital games include online passes? Specifically Bad Company 2.

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I've read elsewhere that some games purchased on PSN require a separate online pass.  Is this correct?  Purchasing from a high street store you would get a code with the game.

 

I've seen Bad Company 2 on the store and was tempted to buy it but I don't want to get screwed with the online pass.

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Yes the passes are built into the download file Bad Company 2 isn't too badly priced actually if you weigh up the price of second hand copy and the price of a online pass on top.


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I think every online game on PSN will come with the online pass built in. Unless anyone knows of any exceptions?

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yes you get the PASS included if you buy the game from PSN.

 

PASS is for games on the 2nd hand market you are buying first hand new from PSN

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Thank you.  I will probably pick this game up again in that case.

 

I had read somewhere that games from certain developers (Ubisoft, Capcom) don't inlcude an online pass when purchased through the online store.  Also, with EA games you have to be careful because often times you can buy the game new on the store but they've already turned off online mulitplayer.

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QuietlyWrong wrote:

I think every online game on PSN will come with the online pass built in. Unless anyone knows of any exceptions?



Given the reasoning behind online passes and the bad press they garner, it would be suicidal for publishers to require one for a download title, in my opinion.

 

Doesn't mean Activision won't :CoolDevil:

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nrvallen wrote:

Thank you.  I will probably pick this game up again in that case.

 

I had read somewhere that games from certain developers (Ubisoft, Capcom) don't inlcude an online pass when purchased through the online store.  Also, with EA games you have to be careful because often times you can buy the game new on the store but they've already turned off online mulitplayer.



Capcom and Ubisoft don't do online Passes

 

Who do online passes  at the moment are

EA

THQ

SONY

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CrustyJockStrap wrote:

nrvallen wrote:

Thank you.  I will probably pick this game up again in that case.

 

I had read somewhere that games from certain developers (Ubisoft, Capcom) don't inlcude an online pass when purchased through the online store.  Also, with EA games you have to be careful because often times you can buy the game new on the store but they've already turned off online mulitplayer.



Capcom and Ubisoft don't do online Passes

 

Who do online passes  at the moment are

EA

THQ

SONY

CODEMASTERS



Ubisoft have introduced the Uplay passport when Assasin's Creed Revelations released. 

I think some Capcom games require PSN login to actually play them. Which annoyed loads when the network was down last year for weeks.


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mont348 wrote:

CrustyJockStrap wrote:

nrvallen wrote:

Thank you.  I will probably pick this game up again in that case.

 

I had read somewhere that games from certain developers (Ubisoft, Capcom) don't inlcude an online pass when purchased through the online store.  Also, with EA games you have to be careful because often times you can buy the game new on the store but they've already turned off online mulitplayer.



Capcom and Ubisoft don't do online Passes

 

Who do online passes  at the moment are

EA

THQ

SONY

CODEMASTERS



Ubisoft have introduced the Uplay passport when Assasin's Creed Revelations released. 

I think some Capcom games require PSN login to actually play them. Which annoyed loads when the network was down last year for weeks.


Ah not a fan of assasins creed,

 

I beleive Capcom have pacthed that out of the games that required it also due to the PSN downtimelast year.

 

 

But as said online pass is for 2nd hand games not new or PSN downloads

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Re: Do full digital games include online passes? Specifically Bad Company 2.

I have a question. I know that games from Ubisoft require the online pass Uplay passport , and it was mentioned on this exact post. I have purchased a few games starting with AC: Rev, I currrently have Assassin's Creed 3 which came with its own Uplay passport as well. But one problem I have with games is I will always trade them in, and I dont like to buy the pre owned, but if i do i Look through ALL the boxes and see if any of them have the insert in them still with the registration code, or passport, or online pass etc. usually the codes will be already used up but I have found if you check them all at the store your buying from about 1/3 times you will find the items, and or Online pass hasnt been redeemed.

 

So I dont wanna pay 59.99 to buy a game on the psn store that isnt physically in my hands, that I cant take with me, or let a friend or family member borrow. And lastly To trade in. I subscribe to PS plus so I can take advantage of permanently installed games though, and I have purchased my fair share of software off the PSN store, as y 3 fwell as being a hardcore Ps Enthusiast since day 1 and having bought between the 3 ps1'2, 2 ps2, and now 4th ps3 I have had i definetely have been loyal to sony. But I find it OUTRAGEOUS that they have the nerve to require u to purchase online passes to access multiplayer on games, its a smart business tactic sure, but it feels cheap too me.

 

Nev ertheless my question is specififcally I have been waiting a LONGGGG time for Far Cry 3, and its multiplayer experience is a whole 'nother story seperate from the single player game, which is a major draw on why I have been waiting a long time to buy this game. I would love to NOT be able to trade it in and have this game permanently. But I do NOT want to pay more for this game then I would in the store, so if I buy a New 59.99 purchase of Far Cry 3 from the Playstation Store i WONT have to additionally buy a 9.99 uplay passport for it as well? If thats the case then Where do I recieve the Uplay passport to register my copy on my console with it? How does it come to you? I read on this specific post that Uplay passports from Ubisoft games are included in the initial purchase so thats why I ask here. SORRRY for the Long Post. I hope you have been patient enough to read it.

 

Thanks for anyone who can confirm for me , and anyone who cares to read my thoughts on Digital games downloads, and online passes.

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