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Pay-to-play Xbox 360 games? - 03-18-2011 , 10:12 PM


Am I the only one that thinks that EA and a few other companies are becoming internet Nazis?

Why the hell should I have to pay extra money to connect to their multiplayer servers when I am already paying for Xbox LIVE?

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03-18-2011 , 10:36 PM


Nazis. Ha.

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03-19-2011 , 12:14 AM


What? I've never had to pay to connect to their servers...then again I don;t connect to servers that often.

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03-19-2011 , 01:01 AM


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What? I've never had to pay to connect to their servers...then again I don;t connect to servers that often.

If you don't buy a game brand new, you have to buy a new activation key for it.

froodlenutzkie you Nazis.

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03-19-2011 , 01:07 AM


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If you don't buy a game brand new, you have to buy a new activation key for it.

froodlenutzkie you Nazis.
Wow yeah I knew about this. I guess I won't be buying EA games from Gamestop...

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03-19-2011 , 02:39 PM


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If you don't buy a game brand new, you have to buy a new activation key for it.

froodlenutzkie you Nazis.
Yeah if it's not new than the activation code won't work unless it wasn't used. I can see it working for PS3 but we already have a subscription to play online with Xbox 360. I think EA actually read the contract from Microsoft and saw that they also can have a fee to play online. Dumb everything about it.

Do game companies see any percentage of what we pay for Xbox Live or does Microsoft take it all?

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03-19-2011 , 07:11 PM


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Yeah if it's not new than the activation code won't work unless it wasn't used. I can see it working for PS3 but we already have a subscription to play online with Xbox 360. I think EA actually read the contract from Microsoft and saw that they also can have a fee to play online. Dumb everything about it.

Do game companies see any percentage of what we pay for Xbox Live or does Microsoft take it all?
I do believe they get a commission for it, as it is their content. M$ obviously takes a large chunk of it though.

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03-20-2011 , 06:02 AM


The companies lose money if everyone just buys their games used from gamestop. They need to make money somehow. If it's a good game, just buy it when it comes out. Not really a big deal unless you are overly short on cash, then you shouldn't really be buying games at all then should you?

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The companies lose money if everyone just buys their games used from gamestop.
How is this possible? I mean, how could everyone just buy new used games? There would be no new games to become used.

A correct statement would be that they make NO money from used sales.

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How is this possible? I mean, how could everyone just buy new games? There would be no new games to become used.

A correct statement would be that they make NO money from used sales.
You know what I meant. No need to be annoying just because you can. I don't give much of a schlapskie about my grammar and the way I word things online as much as I do for classes. I do to some extent, but not a lot.

By the way i think you meant to say "how could everyone just buy used games?"

I kinda had to re-read that like 5 times before I realized what your point was.

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03-23-2011 , 10:21 AM


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You know what I meant. No need to be annoying just because you can. I don't give much of a schlapskie about my grammar and the way I word things online as much as I do for classes. I do to some extent, but not a lot.

By the way i think you meant to say "how could everyone just buy used games?"

I kinda had to re-read that like 5 times before I realized what your point was.
Yeah that is what I meant. Sorry I didn't proofread my post and for being hypocritical.

Also, Bioware kind of does this with Mass Effect 2 and the Cerberus network stuff. It's like $20 to download it from the marketplace.

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^ Just to be clear, Bioware was bought by EA between the release of ME1 and Dragon Age Origins.

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^ Just to be clear, Bioware was bought by EA between the release of ME1 and Dragon Age Origins.
That would explain why that bundled DLC costs money.

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03-24-2011 , 12:53 PM


Message to EA: if you're struggling to make money from your games, then you should probably make games that are worth their asking price.

Sincerely, TNSGT.

But seriously, their customer support sucks, their promises of game patches are empty, and they can't even give their communities any real insight as to what they're trying to do. There's an issue in FIFA 11 called "micro-freezing". This was promised to be fixed in a November patch... That patch arrived in March and didn't even fix the issue. They then claimed that they only set out to correct the communities top 3 concerns... Micro-freezing not one of them.

Despite posts from their guy clearly stating they'd fix this issue, and also the 50+ posts each day about the issue. No joke, either.

There's a little something consumers want in their product Mr EA. It's called quality. Invest in it.


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