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Windows 7: EA Sports to charge $10 to play used games online

11 May 2010   #1

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EA Sports to charge $10 to play used games online

EA Sports to charge $10 to play used games online

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EA does not like when you buy used games, and it keeps coming up with ways to incent gamers to avoid the used game section at their local retailer. With Mass Effect 2, you were given access to new content at launch with a one-time use code included in the box. With Bad Company 2 it was a day-one map pack. If you bought the game new, you got the goods. If you bought it used, you had to pay $10. With its sports games, however, EA is playing hardball: it will cost you an extra $10 if you want to play online with a secondhand game.
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WHY!?!?!?!?!
Leave our used games alone you greedy *******s!
Haven't you done enough damage with the new DRM crap?

~Lordbob

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12 May 2010   #2
adt

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And they complain about piracy....
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12 May 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adt View Post
And they complain about piracy....
And wouldn't you if you were a software or game manufacturer and people were taking your work for free?
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12 May 2010   #4
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Yeah i would but they need to come up with a better method of securing the software. Things like this in movies-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRVHUbrbEUA

and all that steam crap and other drm's are just plain annoying and slow down the actual launch of the game etc. You don't have to deal with all that rubbish if you download a pirated copy and so in the end all this does is annoy those of us who actually purchase a game ...
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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Yeah i would but they need to come up with a better method of securing the software. Things like this in movies-

YouTube - U.K. Anti-Piracy Advert - Parody of this annoying trailer!

and all that steam crap and other drm's are just plain annoying and slow down the actual launch of the game etc. You don't have to deal with all that rubbish if you download a pirated copy and so in the end all this does is annoy those of us who actually purchase a game ...
I actually like the idea of steam.

I think the DRM is overdone however. I am of the opinion that if they made the games better, and just forgot about piracy, they would gain more money. Most of the pirated games would not have been bought in the first place, so it's not lost revenue at all.

~Lordbob
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13 May 2010   #6

 

DRM changing civilian into villain

buying games---> downloading pirate games
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13 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

LOL. And EA Games wonders why people pirate their games. I think it's a bit obvious. People don't like having to put their stupid cd in the drive everytime they want to play a single game. It's why "cd-cracks" were invented.

If these morons weren't such greedy sacks of trash, then people might buy their games more often, and not pirate games. Get rid of the cd-protection BS that's out there, and most people won't get cd-cracks or pirate games. This isn't about the companies worrying about their customers, it's about money. That's all. Most game companies (including EA Games most of all) are just money greedy a$$holes. Just like most companies in the United States. It's not about piracy, it's all about money, plain and simple.

Companies are always trying to find ways to make it so their games can't be pirated, but since most gaming companies in the US are such money breathing morons, they're more concerned about money than making the actual game, that they probably don't make the game 100%. I can't really buy games though since I don't have an income. People like me can't buy the games, so most in the "not having" money issue, will download games instead and won't really care about it, unlike most people who actually DO have the money to buy it.

Maybe instead of EA Games being money greedy dillweeds, they should focus more on creating their games instead of pirates who download it. What the original poster also tells you about what EA Games is really about. MONEY GREEDY A$$HOLES! They don't want you buying used games. They want you to spend $50+ on a friggen cd that's easily broken so you have to buy another one later! Yeah...great concept, a$$holes.
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13 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
. Most game companies (including EA Games most of all) are just money greedy a$$holes. Just like most companies in the United States. It's not about piracy, it's all about money, plain and simple.
Of course, in a capitalistic society, it's always going to be about money. And if you aren't the company making enough money, another company is going to come by and swallow you alive. Keep in mind, that these companies have extraordinary expenses, and salaries to pay and employee benefits, etc. Their mission statement probably doesn't include the concept of designing and marketing great games and giving it away to those who would rather not pay anything for it.

If you don't like what EA stands for...just don't use their products. Why perpetuate product use have by pirating of the game? Perhaps it's because there aren't suitable alternatives out there who do it any differently or cost less. If nobody is buying or playing their games...they will have to do something.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
They want you to spend $50+ on a friggen cd that's easily broken so you have to buy another one later! Yeah...great concept, a$$holes.
I've never broken a music cd or a game cd, or a movie DVD in my life.
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13 May 2010   #9

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Haven't read thru each post, but from the title... That is exactly why EA has fallen from their throne of preeminence in the video game world.

Steam rules supreme! And, they have added Mac to their fold... Juggernaut.

If in the future an EA game stands out that much to entice me to buy, then it will be thru Steam.
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13 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
. Most game companies (including EA Games most of all) are just money greedy a$$holes. Just like most companies in the United States. It's not about piracy, it's all about money, plain and simple.
Of course, in a capitalistic society, it's always going to be about money. And if you aren't the company making enough money, another company is going to come by and swallow you alive. Keep in mind, that these companies have extraordinary expenses, and salaries to pay and employee benefits, etc. Their mission statement probably doesn't include the concept of designing and marketing great games and giving it away to those who would rather not pay anything for it.

If you don't like what EA stands for...just don't use their products. Why perpetuate product use have by pirating of the game? Perhaps it's because there aren't suitable alternatives out there who do it any differently or cost less. If nobody is buying or playing their games...they will have to do something.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
They want you to spend $50+ on a friggen cd that's easily broken so you have to buy another one later! Yeah...great concept, a$$holes.
I've never broken a music cd or a game cd, or a movie DVD in my life.

And people pirate games because of the first issue, or second: 1: They don't have an income, or simply just don't care. Or 2: Because they put up these anti-pirate programs that no one really wants to deal with, hence, pirating and cd-cracks. If game companies didn't worry so much about pirating, then they'd make a lot more money. Cd-Keys are another anti-pirate method, but they use cd-keys so that they can only put it on 1 computer (or that's the idea anyway), and that more than 1 person can't use the same key online (in some cases, LAN).

The only game of EA I even own is Battlefield 2. Of course, it took EA 4 or 5 years to put out the 1.5 patch and get rid of their cd-checking crap.

Also, not everyone is really that careful with cd's (myself included), or a lot of people in general anyway. Which is why I download the games whenever I actually do own an original, and then I have an .iso on my harddrive so I don't have the chance of ruining my fragile cd's. (there's another item that I won't go into).

My main point stands true anyway. If companies didn't worry so much about the game being pirated or cracked, then they'd have more time on their hands to create a better game. Take Battlefield 2 for instance, it came out in 2005, and since 2005, it has tons of mods that add to the game. In all honesty, Battlefield 2 vanilla could have been made a lot better, but since EA is more concerned about money than the game, they actually put the borderline minimal effort into the game, and could have added a lot more items to the game when they didn't. This is why capitalism is full of fail because it creates greed. Just take a look at our economy across the globe, and you'll see why. It all started with greed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Haven't read thru each post, but from the title... That is exactly why EA has fallen from their throne of preeminence in the video game world.

Steam rules supreme! And, they have added Mac to their fold... Juggernaut.

If in the future an EA game stands out that much to entice me to buy, then it will be thru Steam.
I disagree with you. I think Steam is another bull$hit program. I seriously don't want to have to install my games through a 3rd party program instead of the Windows installer, just to "activate" my game with a valid cd-key. This is yet another company that cares more about their money than their customers.

The same could be said about Blizzard Entertainment as well. (The company who created Diablo, StarCraft, etc.)
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