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Jaffe doesn't want online pass in Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal director David Jaffe would rather not have an online pass in Twisted Metal, declaring that any lost sales due to used games would be acceptable if it generated new fans. He did, however, admit that it's ultimately up to Sony.&...   read

 
 
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Online passes can expire, too!

Just when you thought that online passes couldn't get more amazing, it's been discovered that they can expire, locking brand new copies of games out of various multiplayer modes. What a brilliant new feature.  Attention was called to t...   read

 
 
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Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games

Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, whereas they ge...   read

 
 
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Online pass required for Saints Row: The Third

In news that should surprise very few people, THQ has found a way to make sure that an online pass is required for Saints Row: The Third, even with competitive multiplayer being scrapped. The online co-op for both campaign and Whored Mode w...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 3 online passes not working

Electronic Arts has admitted that a number of consumers who bought Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360 are unable to play the game online because the included online pass does not work. This news comes on top of a problematic launch filled with r...   read

 
 
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New Medal of Honor teased on Battlefield 3's online pass

Battlefield 3's online pass printout brings more to consumers than just an inconvenient input code -- printed on the reverse is an image that seems to be teasing another Medal of Honor game. It features the game's official site, as well as ...   read

 
 
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Broken Catwoman codes in Arkham City will be 'resolved'

Warner Brothers has commented on the issue of broken DLC codes shipping with copies of Batman: Arkham City, insisting that only a small percentage of consumers were affected, but that it will resolve the issues concerning an otherwise "succ...   read

 
 
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New Arkham City copies feature missing Catwoman codes

Customers buying Batman: Arkham City are in for potential disappointment, with reports that a number of copies are missing the scrap of paper containing Catwoman's unlock code. Rocksteady's mutation of the Online Pass locks out four campaig...   read

 
 
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Naughty Dog uses bullsh*t to defend Uncharted 3 PSN pass

Naughty Dog has defended its use of Sony's "PSN Pass" by claiming that, without it, Uncharted 3's multiplayer would need to be released as its own game. Wait ... that doesn't make any sense.  Director Justin Richmond said that either h...   read

 
 
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Naturally, Battlefield 3 has an online pass

DICE confirmed in a rather casual manner yesterday that Battlefield 3 would rock an online pass, having previously only hinted at it. Considering Mass Effect 3 has found a way to toss one in, it's hardly surprising EA's biggest online title...   read

 
 
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GameStop to put Arkham City Catwoman pass in USED copies

Yesterday it was revealed that Batman: Arkham City was gating its Catwoman levels behind an online passcode, locking used and offline gamers out of four campaign chapters. That doesn't sit well with GameStop, and the retailer has pledged to...   read

 
 
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Batman: Arkham City online pass unlocks Catwoman content

If you're looking forward to playing Gotham City's feline femme fatale in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City, plan on dealing with an online pass. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the kitty's content is locked away unless you have the code inc...   read

 
 
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Online pass confirmed for Mass Effect 3

Well, what a surprise. No sooner is it confirmed that online multiplayer has been shoehorned into Mass Effect 3 do we get the real reason for the mode's existence ... an online pass. Yep, a redeemable code will be included with every new co...   read

 
 
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Talking to Women about Videogames: I'm not a real gamer?

It looks like from here on out, Sony-published PS3 games will require players to enter a single-use code in order to play online. People who buy their games used will likely have to purchase a code separately to get online. Some say it's b...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Our RAGE Review & Impressions

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] Hey gang! Her...   read

 
 
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Confirmed: Online passes for all future online Sony games

Following an earlier statement from a Spanish Sony representative, Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed that an online pass will be included with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Furthermore, we've been told that ALL upcoming So...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Fighting the 'problem' of used games

For the past two episodes, I have railed against publishers and their war on used games. In the concluding part, I praise those tactics that I do not find obnoxious, and would like to see further encouraged. Rather than punish used gamers,...   read

 
 
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Ad reveals Mass Effect 3 online pass

A flyer advertising Mass Effect 3 has been spotted, and it reveals potentially grievous news for those averse to the increasingly popular "online pass" scheme. Yep, it would appear that Mass Effect 3 is getting one too! The wider reaching i...   read

 
 
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Uncharted 3 looks set to get an online pass

It looks like Sony has fully embraced the seedy world of online passes, with news that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will follow in Resistance 3's footsteps and require a code to be input before multiplayer access is granted. Classy.&...   read

 
 
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Online passes are not necessarily bad for everyone

Earlier this week, our very own Jim Sterling railed against the continued use of multiplayer online passes by game publishers in his Jimquisition series, stating that online passes are "bad for everyone." He makes a very compelling argument...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Online Passes Are Bad For Everybody

In the first part of a series of Jimquisitions on used games and their place in the industry, I tackle the most recent tactic used by publishers in the fight against traded products -- online passes -- and examine why they're bad for every...   read

 
 
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EA: Online Pass revenue 'not dramatic'

Electronic Arts has stated that, while it's making some decent money out of its Online Pass scheme, the revenue hasn't been astronomical. Frankly, I'm surprised anybody's been suckered into that bullshit, but there you go. "The revenues we ...   read

 
 
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Driver: San Francisco dev defends 'always on' DRM

Ubisoft Reflections founder Martin Edmonson has defended "Always On" DRM, which requires gamers to permanently be online so they can constantly prove their innocence to Ubisoft. Despite Driver: San Francisco relaxin...   read

 
 
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Buy RAGE used, miss out on extra content forever

RAGE will not be instituting an online pass, but it will feature codes for brand new buyers that will provide extra content. id Software's solution happens to be a great idea and an example of the sort of thing companies should be doing to ...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 3 will 'probably' have an online pass

In news that will likely surprise nobody, Battlefield 3 is looking likely to feature the online pass, everybody's favorite method of inconveniencing new players and punishing used ones. According to EA, server costs are the reason. "The who...   read

 
 
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