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Online Passes: Warner Bros., you confuse me.

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OK, so I picked up Batman Arkham City this week, but I still hate the online pass thing.

Now, before you jump on me and call me some hypocrite here, hear me out. I'm not going to parrot the incredibly lame "I support the developer" argument. Everyone wants to support developers, no one goes out and buys used with ill intent or is black-hearted for doing so.

I mean, don't tell me some of you didn't become Bioware fans by buying KOTOR used and then bought new to support them from that day forward, because that sort of thing actually happens. That's part of why I find the online pass so insulting - buying used can actually create a fan.



I think that's about as nice and brief as I can put it. How Warner Bros. handied Arkham City as a product is rather confusing, seeing as the got it right and wrong at the same time, which is something even EA hasn't managed to pull off yet.

Just don't try the online pass with Lollipop Chainsaw, WB. I might get nastier about that..
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About The Silent Protagonistone of us since 1:33 AM on 10.06.2009

I've been into games since I was able to reach the joystick on the Pac-Man arcade cabinet. That was 1982 - ever since that day I knew gaming and I would be bound by fate in some way, shape or form that I've still yet to figure out.



Until then, I've decided to just play games, enjoy them, blog about games and otherwise not shut up about them. Well, I do think about other stuff, I just keep coming back to the whole games thing.

Metroid is probably still my all-time favorite series. Its the one I keep coming back to year after year despite which version it might be. Super Metroid and Metroid Prime 2 are my favorites of the series and I also often enjoy anything Metroid-like. I enjoy the solitude and exploration of such games.



I also enjoy Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout, Deus Ex, The Elder Scrolls - pretty much anything with a lot of solitary exploration and a large world makes me a rather happy camper. To contrast this I usually need some lighter and happier games as well, which could be anything from a Pokemon game to a fashion game. Retro games of most stripes are something I still enjoy. Sometimes you just need that sort of contrast to keep going.



My platforms of choice tend to be handhelds, I'm starting to consider dropping any non-Nintendo console in favor of PC since Sony's IPs don't appeal to me and Halo just ends up on PC at some point anyway. I don't hate Playstation per se, I just hate what its become under the current Sony.

I do keep a PS2 handy to revisit Playstation's glory days. Great console, easily one of the best platforms aside from SNES, DS and Dreamcast.

As for other things about me, I guess we'll find out, won't we?