Not sure if much of you have been paying attention to this lately, but recently quite a few game developers have started having "online passes" implemented into games.
Basically, what it is is a code that comes with a new purchase of the game. Entering it in the game unlocks features such as multiplayer, etc. Devs have started to put this into games and Sony have even stated that they will be implementing it for all future first-party games released for their systems.
So pretty much unless you buy a game new, you have a fair bit of content locked out to you, which in my opinion is a bunch of crap.
Many people buy games pre-owned because they are often very expensive at launch (PS3, 360 games) and game retailers get most of their money from sale of pre-owned games. So putting in this pass system forces you to buy a pass if you want to have certain features in the game that should already be there if you buy a game pre-owned.
And who in the right mind wants to spend extra on a game they just bought to unlock default
Basically what this is doing is encouraging new sales of games, which means more money for devs and less for retailers. If every company started to do this, I can see alot of retailers going out of business. And nobody would like that. D:
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that devs should continue to do this? Share them here, and please, don't stir up a flame war.