A virus that began around 2007 that is spreading among the video game industry, requiring customers to activate a one time pass that is included with new copies. These typically cost about $10. Companies like Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft, Sony and Electronic Arts are exploiting this to the fullest extent. There is no justified reason for this. EA would respond by saying "We don't make profit off of used game sales and we're trying to capitalize on it". If I could buy a used copy of a game in 2000 and have the same features as a new copy, then why isn't it the same now? Well how about people that can't afford new copies? People who rent games get screwed over to. I am still purchasing your product and enjoying it the same amount I would if I purchased it new. The only difference is I save a few dollars but get a butt ugly case and a scratched disc. They're making a bad name for the video game industry and bringing it to the ground. They're just money hungry bastards that don't care about their customers.
I bought Dead Space 2 and I wanted to play online but I can't because I bought it used and now I have to pay for a overpriced Online Pass. Screw you EA! You have enough money!
by YellowLemonFish October 13, 2011