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MMaRsu
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(05-30-2013, 03:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vert boil

Unsure if this is part of EA dropping Online passes or just another snafu but a lot of them have been reduced to free today.

Alice: Madness Returns - American McGee's Alice The first game in the Alice series, access it through the disc (was 800msp)

Bad Company 2 VIP (was 800msp)

Bulletstorm Online Pass (was 800msp)

Dragon Age: Origins - The Stone Prisoner (was 1200msp)

Dragon Age 2: The Black Emporium (was 800msp)

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Online Pass (was 800msp)

Mass Effect 2: Cerberus Network (was 1200msp)

Medal of Honor Online Pass (was 800msp)

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ ONLINE PASS (was 800msp)

Skate 3: Skate Share Pack (was 800msp)

Some more could pop up later on.

I thought it would warrant a new thread, since it would get lost in the EA thread otherwise.
Last edited by MMaRsu; 05-30-2013 at 03:49 PM.
LiquidMetal14
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(05-30-2013, 03:36 PM)
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Why not free on PSN!?!?!?

Good for them but this is kind of odd.

They should phase them out on all platforms that apply.
SalsaShark
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(05-30-2013, 03:36 PM)
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so noble
Kyoufu
(05-30-2013, 03:36 PM)
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Will they do this on PSN too?
The Grim Heaper
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(05-30-2013, 03:36 PM)
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Makes me think Microsoft and EA really are going to be close next-gen.
ZealousD
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(05-30-2013, 03:37 PM)
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Making them free because they're about to shut down the servers.
jwk94
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(05-30-2013, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

Will they do this on PSN too?

Prices are still the same on PSN.
Marcel
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(05-30-2013, 03:37 PM)
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I guess they're closing those servers soon then huh.

Edit: haha beaten
MikeE21286
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(05-30-2013, 03:37 PM)
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Cool,

Nobody plays those any more, so why not try and sell some DLC.
CaptainTiptop
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(05-30-2013, 03:38 PM)
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The singleplayer games with online passes were just disgusting.
SolidSnakex
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(05-30-2013, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Prices are still the same on PSN.

Dun dun dun....
Duxxy3
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(05-30-2013, 03:38 PM)
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So online passes are only gone for xbox...

*hint hint*
JohnMadden
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(05-30-2013, 03:38 PM)
So they're giving away what was originally a paid online pass you can only use if you have a paid online subscription (Live). They should change their name to the Red Cross!
BennBeckman
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(05-30-2013, 03:38 PM)

Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Why not free on PSN!?!?!?
.

Not sure. possibly a reward for Microsoft's policies on the XB1

it'd be interesting to see how long the servers stay up for those games too.
destrudo
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(05-30-2013, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Prices are still the same on PSN.

Foreshadowing!
hal9001
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(05-30-2013, 03:39 PM)
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Microsoft and ea deserve each other. Couldn't care less.
Alligatorjandro
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(05-30-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Trying to gain some good will before a huge heel turn.
Impeccable
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(05-30-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Well now used versions of those games makes more financial sense than a new copy, lol
Shantom
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(05-30-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Alice for free is pretty nice.
Tnetennba
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(05-30-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Well I guess buying Bulletstorm pre-owned worked out after all.

Fight the power etc.
Scum
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(05-30-2013, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Prices are still the same on PSN.

D:
Marcel
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(05-30-2013, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alligatorjandro

Trying to gain some good will before a huge heel turn.

EA isn't a heel already?
Alligatorjandro
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(05-30-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Marcel

EA isn't a heel already?

A bigger heel.
LiK
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(05-30-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Prices are still the same on PSN.

Maybe they need to wait for the next PSN update
Sojgat
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(05-30-2013, 03:43 PM)
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Their overflowing generosity warms the soul.
MMaRsu
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(05-30-2013, 03:44 PM)
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Well giving out Alice for free is pretty nice of them.
bigmit3737
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(05-30-2013, 03:45 PM)
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I'm not too familiar with online passes, so how do they work with singleplayer games like Dragon Age 1-2? I thought online passes were needed to play online multi player modes. Thanks.
muzzymate
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(05-30-2013, 03:45 PM)
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I previously had the Mass Effect 2 Cerberus Network (bought the game new and redeemed the code at launch). However, it doesn't give me the "Already purchased" message for that one. Also states "Sorry - This item is not available for purchase from this device." when I try to readd.

Added all I could to the download queue. Free American McGee’s Alice is pretty sweet. Loved that game on the PC many moons ago.
Black Republican
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(05-30-2013, 03:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Marcel

EA isn't a heel already?

they had a pretty good face turn back in the Dead Space/Mirrors Edge era, heh
VeeP
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(05-30-2013, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Prices are still the same on PSN.

Sonys paying the Iron Price now.
Phonomezer
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(05-30-2013, 03:46 PM)
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Wow... Never finished Dragon Age, guess it's time I did.
Kandrick
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(05-30-2013, 03:47 PM)
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Wait, it's not the full game is it ?
Brofield
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(05-30-2013, 03:47 PM)
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I got a baaad feeling about this.
intheinbetween
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(05-30-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Alice for free? woot!!
Monkeylord
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(05-30-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zoidberg_Jesus

Alice for free is pretty nice.

Originally Posted by MMaRsu

Well giving out Alice for free is pretty nice of them.

Originally Posted by intheinbetween

Alice for free? woot!!

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.
Dave Meltzer
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(05-30-2013, 03:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Monkeylord

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.

Ugh, I typed my password for nothing.
Minions
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(05-30-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Free on XBL because they have agreed to host online DRM NextGen. Still cost money on PSN because they don't!
MMaRsu
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(05-30-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monkeylord

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.

oh.. bummer!
Damian.
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(05-30-2013, 03:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Why not free on PSN!?!?!?

Good for them but this is kind of odd.

They should phase them out on all platforms that apply.

XBone exclusivity.
Suirrad
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(05-30-2013, 03:50 PM)
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EA will keep the online passes on PSN since Sony didn't play ball. Seems Microsoft is giving them everything they want.
intheinbetween
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(05-30-2013, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monkeylord

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.

oooh, pointless then
muzzymate
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(05-30-2013, 03:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monkeylord

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.

Yup, at the very bottom of the description - "Alice: Madness Returns required to play."
Doran902
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(05-30-2013, 03:52 PM)
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kingdoms of amalur had an online pass? for what?
Duxxy3
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(05-30-2013, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Suirrad

EA will keep the online passes on PSN since Sony didn't play ball. Seems Microsoft is giving them everything they want.

That's the first thing that came to my mind.
Kafel
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(05-30-2013, 03:52 PM)
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so they're moving on MS' servers ?
sakipon
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(05-30-2013, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by hal9001

Microsoft and ea deserve each other. Couldn't care less.

I was thinking of this aswell. Losing EA is not a big loss for me. Can't remember when I last bought their game...
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(05-30-2013, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

so they're moving on MS' servers ?

No, just giving everyone access like 2007 EA.

Hopefully it means BC2 fills up a little.
Shantom
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(05-30-2013, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monkeylord

You still need the game disc, as you can only access it through the menu on Madness Returns.

Damn, I have MR on PC already. Might buy it again on 360 and then trade it in.
Monkeylord
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(05-30-2013, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dave Meltzer

Ugh, I typed my password for nothing.

Originally Posted by MMaRsu

oh.. bummer!

Originally Posted by intheinbetween

oooh, pointless then

I was annoyed when I found out too, seeing how it was originally advertised as a limited time bonus for early buyers. It even constitutes a few hundred of the 1000 achievement points, so unless something's changed it's not even going to be available as a stand alone XBLA/PSN title.
Liha
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(05-30-2013, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Why not free on PSN!?!?!?

no upcoming DRM :)

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