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So I bought the new Madden 11 back when it came out, and noticed it said "Purchase an Online Pass"...I was like what?!
Turns out that the game came with a free code for an online pass, but it was only good for one account.
So I got to thinking...so if I was to rent this game from somewhere expecting to come home and play some people over the internet, I would be greeted with this online pass Bullspit, forcing me to spend 800 (yes 800) xbox live points in order to play this game online.
What a rip-off.
Now I rented Fight Night Champions, the new fight night, not even thinking about madden and it's online pass bullspit. Low and behold, you have to purchase yet another online pass to play Fight Night Champions. (I am not 100% sure if you have to purchase ANOTHER online pass, but it seemed so. It didn't immedietly recognize my Xboxlive account as having one and was prompting me to buy it at a whopping 800 (yes 800) xbox live points.
This is just absolute BS. I understand possibly, kinda sorta, not really, that they want to keep making money off of each game long after the initial purchase, but isn't that what all this DLC bullspit is about? And all those madden "fake football cards" that you could form a team online and play with them, (that is until the card's (life) ran out, which was 10 games? You could always buy new cards to extend your star player card's life, but I mean come on.)
It just pisses me off to no end the amount of greed. Especially having to pay 800 xbox live points to be able to play these games online via xbox live. Granted of course you just need to buy the game BRAND NEW, and you will be O.K. But if you go to gamestop and buy it used for 40$, you will be spending an extra 10$? Just to purchase this bullspit online pass from EA.
I pay 60$ year for xbox live, now EA is adding more charges to play their games online if you don't buy them brand new? On top of rediculously priced DLC that should have been included originally in the game.
It pisses me off to no end when I read... (Yeah we have DLC planned at the release of the game.) WHY NOT JUST FREAKIN INCLUDE THIS DLC WITH THE GAME IF IT IS COMMING OUT AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.
Greed. Freakin Greed. I hate that video games have gotten so mainstream that this much greed and overpricing is going on.
The internet, it is great for gamers, but it also is great for companies. They could never do DLC without the internet, thus forcing them to send us games with all the intended content, not giving us 75% of the game for 60$, then making us pay another 20$ later, then anothert 20$ later, or even another 20$ at launch.
I am entitled to my opinions, misspellings, and grammatical errors.