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Old 01-31-2013, 08:03 PM   #11
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Re: Online Pass for MLB 13 The Show

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It means buy it new from them (or any other retailer) and you get a free online pass. Like it always has.
Ah that's what I thought as well. Don't know why that would be advertised as a feature then, especially since I don't think they change the descriptions for pre-owned games.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:43 PM   #12
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Ah that's what I thought as well. Don't know why that would be advertised as a feature then, especially since I don't think they change the descriptions for pre-owned games.
Here in CA Gamestop actually agreed to advertise (although in practice this has been hard to find in store from my experience, but I have seen it and I did see ONE clerk mention the online pass to a customer) that games bought used that require online passes or came with similar buy-it-new DLC may not have the code be present or that it may be used.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/game...gs-used-games/

I'm unsure if it ever got rolled out to more states.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:15 AM   #13
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Ah that's what I thought as well. Don't know why that would be advertised as a feature then, especially since I don't think they change the descriptions for pre-owned games.
That's actually an advertisement for PSN, not the game. Sony likes to put it on their games to point out the fact that you'd have to pay extra to do the same thing on XBox.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #14
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If you buy the game brand new it comes with the online pass. So how are you penalized ?
Because if I wanted to take the game over a friends/family/significant friend with benefits house I wouldn't be able to go online unless I loaded my PSN onto their system. But I already have my PSN loaded on 2 PS3's, so now I gotta deactivate one of said systems to activate on another. See where I'm going with this?

Or for the simple fact if I have another PSN account that I use and pay for things online with, I can't use the item I purchase because the game only recognize the pass for the first name I registered on. That's how I'm penalized. Because back in the day I didn't have to deal with this absurd nonsense.

The consumers are losers in this situation. And if anyone told you otherwise they're in denial or Corporate Apologist.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #15
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Re: Online Pass for MLB 13 The Show

But you have to look at it from both perspectives.

Sure the online pass is a hassle, so is on disc DLC or buy-it-new content (i.e. Batman Arkham City). So are preorder bonuses for that matter too. But it is all in place for one reason, maximizing profitability of the product.

They allow for a greater profit to be made for publishers and game makers, which is why I assume this has become almost a standard. This profit theoretically gets put back into the games the publisher makes. In this case possibly MLB 14. I won't say that the online pass really results in more revenue because I have no idea if it does, but there is a reason that this has been occurring at a higher frequency. The publishers have numbers and they use them. If they thought they were losing sales, would they continue to utilize them?

You cannot help that people buy the game used, so you feel that you are being punished for buying it new. But with every copy that is bought new instead of used, perhaps some of that revenue gets put back into SCEA and subsequently SDS. People will still buy the game used, sure, but I wonder what the numbers are from a place like Gamestop if you compare the years before The Show had an online pass and then after they introduced it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:42 AM   #16
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This is a Sony mandate. SCEA has no control over it.

For those complaining, just imagine if the rumors are true about only being able to play a game on the original system the game was first played. That's WAY worse than not being able to play a game online at a friends house. You'll have to lug your PS3 to his house to play The Show.
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Still i buy the game new why should have to enter a code for online play. I bought it new stop hiding stuff behind codes.
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Still i buy the game new why should have to enter a code for online play. I bought it new stop hiding stuff behind codes.
It is the only way currently to really differentiate between buying new or used.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #19
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Still i buy the game new why should have to enter a code for online play. I bought it new stop hiding stuff behind codes.
Well maybe in the future there will be tech in the discs themselves to facilitate that. It was one of the rumors about the next consoles that thankfully died off a bit. Hell Sony wanted to basically do this on the PS3, but the backlash was so heavy when it got talked about that they didn't do it. I think there are multiple patents floating around that indicate the console makers are trying to do this in the future, I pray not this console cycle though.
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Because if I wanted to take the game over a friends/family/significant friend with benefits house I wouldn't be able to go online unless I loaded my PSN onto their system. But I already have my PSN loaded on 2 PS3's, so now I gotta deactivate one of said systems to activate on another. See where I'm going with this?

Or for the simple fact if I have another PSN account that I use and pay for things online with, I can't use the item I purchase because the game only recognize the pass for the first name I registered on. That's how I'm penalized. Because back in the day I didn't have to deal with this absurd nonsense.

The consumers are losers in this situation. And if anyone told you otherwise they're in denial or Corporate Apologist.
I agree with you here completely. For me the biggest hassle is not being able to switch PSN accounts. It should at least be an online pass system wide for the system it was enabled on. Now at least on the PS4 you will be able to bring your online account anywhere, some progress at least.
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