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EA Does Something Almost Right?

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

EA has decided to drop their Online Pass program for future games, which makes selling used games possible.

An article:
http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/15/ea-kills-its-controversial-online-pass-program/

So, they've done at least one thing, kind of right. Existing games that require Online Pass will still require Online Pass, but future games will not.

I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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  • tats27tats27 Wilmington, DEPosts: 76Member

    After the xbox one reveal it's obvious why EA did it. Now the new consoles will just charge you to play used games.

     

     

    Hope Sony doesn't go this route.

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.
  • NamelessCNamelessC New York, NYPosts: 26Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.

    Loled so hard

  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,923Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tats27

    After the xbox one reveal it's obvious why EA did it. Now the new consoles will just charge you to play used games.

    ^Basically what I'm thinking why they ended up doing what they did. 

  • xxpigxxxxpigxx Harlingen, TXPosts: 412Member
    Originally posted by tats27

    After the xbox one reveal it's obvious why EA did it. Now the new consoles will just charge you to play used games.

     

     

    Hope Sony doesn't go this route.

     

     

    Yeah.  lol

     

    Stupidly obvious.

     

    I too hope that Sony does not go that direction.  Ifo that I have heard, though, Sony says that it is up to the publishers.

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.

    EA Sport - Challenge everything.

  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAPosts: 339Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.

    /thread

  • gambe1gambe1 KrmeljPosts: 123Member
    Originally posted by tats27

    After the xbox one reveal it's obvious why EA did it. Now the new consoles will just charge you to play used games.

     

     

    Hope Sony doesn't go this route.

    I agree. This is the only reason why they droped it. They were probably the one who suggested charging for used games to Microsoft in the first place.

     

    I already decided to buy ps4 anyway, and i hope greedy Microsoft fails hard. 

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by xxpigxx
    Originally posted by tats27

    After the xbox one reveal it's obvious why EA did it. Now the new consoles will just charge you to play used games.

     

     

    Hope Sony doesn't go this route.

     

     

    Yeah.  lol

     

    Stupidly obvious.

     

    I too hope that Sony does not go that direction.  Ifo that I have heard, though, Sony says that it is up to the publishers.

    after seeing all the details of the 'new' xbox one, then Sony only have to do a few things to totally dominate the console market, not charging again for people buying used games would be a huge thing - just being able to lend a friend a game to try out in itself would be pretty good, has to be said though, microsoft shares slumped on that particular bit of news, and sony's jumped by 9 percent, talk about instant market reactions image

    microsofts epic failness knows no bounds it seems, after totally dropping the ball with windows 8, the new sparkly OS that nobody likes, they now bring a console that most likely, nobody will want. Like how about unless you physically power down the sodding thing, its still 'listening' and btw, those camera's, its still watching too, nothing like having eyes and ears in your living room that are connected to the internet after all, maybe microsoft just forgot that the whole reason to buy a console is to play games, good job Sony remembered the important bit eh. Sony just needs to step up to the bat now to absolutely dominate the console market, they can do that easily by having the PSN network access totally free, or at least a hell of a lot cheaper than microsofts xbox live system, and by allowing console owners to 'swap games' without having to pay full whack for it. At the moment Microsoft have managed to come up with several reasons why you shouldnt buy their new console, and the red flags on that baby are just HUGE.. persuading people to buy the xbox one is going to take a miracle, especially in view of the fact that the PS4 is a more powerful games machine than the xbox one, just from the difference in using ddr 5 versus the much lower bandwidth ddr 3 in the xbox, and that the PS4 also has an actual GPU, with an ATI 7850, which gives PS4 the edge over the xbox one in the one thing consoles are supposed to be for, which is, playing actual games.  image

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,901Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    EA has decided to drop their Online Pass program for future games, which makes selling used games possible.

    An article:
    http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/15/ea-kills-its-controversial-online-pass-program/

    So, they've done at least one thing, kind of right. Existing games that require Online Pass will still require Online Pass, but future games will not.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/30/ea-online-pass-content-now-free

    Looks like they're dropping it from all games now.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Phry
    The main thing ps4 has over xbox one hardware wise is the RAM.

    Xbox is using ddr3
    Ps4 is using ddr5 as used on graphics cards

    The RAM on both consoles is shared, they don't have separate gpu RAM. So in the case of the xbox loading textures and what have you will be a big bottleneck compared to a ps4 or gaming pc.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by lizardbones EA has decided to drop their Online Pass program for future games, which makes selling used games possible. An article: http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/15/ea-kills-its-controversial-online-pass-program/ So, they've done at least one thing, kind of right. Existing games that require Online Pass will still require Online Pass, but future games will not.
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/30/ea-online-pass-content-now-free

    Looks like they're dropping it from all games now.




    Wow. Let's here it for the video game market!

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • IssieaIssiea SydneyPosts: 75Member
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.

     

    I second this.

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Issiea
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.

     

    I second this.

    So there is nothing like a second chance nor forgiveness? is it not a sign that actually game players don't have a heart and not developers?

    Something to think about....

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Issiea
    Originally posted by DamonVile You can't do something out of the goodness of your heart when you don't have a heart.
     

    I second this.




    I never said they did it out of the "goodness of their hearts". They are doing the right thing for consumers, which means doing the right thing for their company's bottom line. It's win-win.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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