Neoseeker : News : [Update] Catwoman content in Arkham City requires online pass to access
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SPAZwazza Oct 13, 11
Dick move, mates. Dick move.
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nnnddd101010 Oct 13, 11
NOOOOOO!!!!!!
Actually, I don't care. Anyone who isn't pre-ordering this is crazy anyway.
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RizzyJay Oct 13, 11
Meh, fair enough. After all, they make no money from used copy being sold.
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nnnddd101010 Oct 13, 11
It can be argued that these online passes screw people who buy used/want to sell. Even that used games are all right since the devs made money off the orginal. But that being said, I'd much rather support the devs than Gamestop (an evil, evil, corporation).
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Nagare Oct 13, 11
quote nnnddd101010
It can be argued that these online passes screw people who buy used/want to sell. Even that used games are all right since the devs made money off the orginal. But that being said, I'd much rather support the devs than Gamestop (an evil, evil, corporation).
Doubt it'll make you feel any better but I buy from Best Buy instead (reward zone ftw)
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Aeolus426 Oct 13, 11
ok just to make this clear, if you buy a used game the devs still get the money for it.

best buy, game stop, wal mart and all the other stores have to buy the games to have them in the store. which means that if you buy arkham city from game stop warner bros and rocksteady aren't getting the money game stop is.

so to all of you who think it's a good move, it's a very unnecessary move and just a way for them to make money off of online play (which is not even in this game).

work in retail for a while and you will find out for yourself.
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Nagare Oct 13, 11
quote Aeolus426
best buy, game stop, wal mart and all the other stores have to buy the games to have them in the store. which means that if you buy arkham city from game stop warner bros and rocksteady aren't getting the money game stop is.
That just completely disproves what you said before. Game Stop is not the dev, but Game Stop gets the money and the devs don't.
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Aeolus426 Oct 13, 11
why should the devs get more money for a game that they already got money for? unless you buy this game from a waner bros store the games have already been paid for.

do you really think that if you buy a game from best buy the devs are getting the money..?
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DusktoDawn Oct 13, 11
quote Aeolus426
why should the devs get more money for a game that they already got money for? unless you buy this game from a waner bros store the games have already been paid for.

do you really think that if you buy a game from best buy the devs are getting the money..?
They technically are, since if 10 copies are bought, a store has to re-stock 10 more copies. Money is becoming more and more of a hassle for devs. They are trying their best to make an honest living to make a game for consumers to buy.

Support the devs, that would help them make a better "next" game.
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blacksanity Oct 13, 11
im just going to buy standard edition of the game not really bothered about extras like catwoman and nightwing, if i do see myself wanting more then imight buy them but thats highly unlikey
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S-I-E Oct 14, 11
if those antipiracy measures continue like this those honest gamedevs might repel the very thing they rely on and will mostly have pirates for customers. simply put from our point of view the group of people who havn't turned to piracy yet are being stripped of their best alternative to enjoy a honest videogame at a managable price.

seriously, sometimes life can be so simple: stop *bleep*ing around with putting extra charges on stuff and online passes and make videogames affordable and attractive for everyone again. if this was done years ago piracy wouldn't be the immortal migraine it is today and entire hackwars wouldn't be fought out at the expense of people who have nothing to do with it.
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Nagare Oct 14, 11
quote Aeolus426
do you really think that if you buy a game from best buy the devs are getting the money..?
Yes, because Best Buy buys the copies from the publisher who pays the devs for the number of copies sold. So yes, if I buy a new game from Best Buy, I am indeed helping the devs to get money.
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Aeolus426 Oct 14, 11
quote Nagare
Yes, because Best Buy buys the copies from the publisher who pays the devs for the number of copies sold. So yes, if I buy a new game from Best Buy, I am indeed helping the devs to get money.
again... no you are not!!!!! retailers get everything a lot cheaper than we do. when you see a game on the shelf the devs and publishers already got the money for it the only ones getting the money are the retailers. how many times have you seen one copy of a movie or game or even cd i'm pretty sure a bunch of times.

i bought a bleach game for ds and gamestop only had one copy, why? because only 1 person preordered it and canceled. if the games weren't already paid for then there would be more, but sadly if gamestop ordered more copies they would have lost money not the developers. in the entertainment industry you either get paid before the work or after, you don't get paid for sales.

before you can argue about selling products work in retail for a while like i did....
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Nagare Oct 14, 11
Aeolus426. Stop being stupid. It doesn't matter that the retailer gets the game cheaper. They still buy from the publisher who pays the dev. In effect we are paying the retailer to pay the publisher to pay the dev. lrn2retail. That's how retail sales work. Everything you buy at a store is bought from a wholesaler first (after they buy from the manufacturer) then sold to you.

In the used game market, the only people getting any money at all from the transaction is the one selling you the game. Not the publisher or the dev.

In case you still don't understand, look at big box merchandisers like Best Buy. When the Touchpad came out they ordered a huge stock, but the product flopped and they were going to return their shipment to HP and ask for a complete refund on their investment.

Also, to say they don't get paid for sales is quite ignorant. Look at Skyrim, MW3, BF3, etc. The devs get paid relative to the number of copies that retailers order. Once they run out or low on that quantity, they order MORE so the devs get paid even MORE because of what? SALES of their product.
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