If You Want The Complete Rage Experience, You'd Better Buy It New

By now, gamers are getting accustomed to online passes for games, which give
players access to early access to DLC, additional content, or even multiplayer
modes. Publishers see it as a way to encourage players to pick up new copies of
their games, as opposed to purchasing them on the secondary market. The upcoming
shooter Rage has a similar strategy, but it's been woven into the single-player
campaign.

As players explore the game's massive wastelands in id's upcoming shooter,
they may come across some mysterious hatches that dot the landscape. How can you
open them? Well, that's where the code that's bundled in with new copies of the
game comes into play.

"If you bought the game new, [those hatches] would be open for you," says
id's creative director, Tim Willits in an interview with Eurogamer. "You still have to download it, but
you don't have to pay for it. Those hatches are all over. Most people never find
them. But as soon as you do, you're like, oh. And then you start to look for it.
That's our first-time buyer incentive.

"But as you can tell, most people
never even see it. I can tell you, some people will buy Rage, download that, and
still never set foot in those things. They just won't. I think that's fair. It's
cool. It's outside the main path. We're not detracting from anything. But I know
some consumers, when you can't avoid it, then you get a little touchy subject."

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I don't have a problem with online passes but it seems a little shabby to be locking out single player content.

Well they did the same with Mass Effect 2 aswell. Not really any different really.

so you can't share a copy oh well's that like £160 if all 4 of us want to play it ?

Well I think I am getting It for my birthday so wont affect me, Just thought It might Interest other gamers.

Day 1 buy for me anyways    :)

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Well they did the same with Mass Effect 2 aswell. Not really any different really.

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I said the same in another thread about this subject, thing is i think people just like to complain about things and this is one of those things!

I wasn't interested in it that much so this will probably just deter me from buying it even more. Certainly not paying £40 for it anyway. Maybe when it's £20.

[quote user="Unreal Warfare"]

I wasn't interested in it that much so this will probably just deter me from buying it even more. Certainly not paying £40 for it anyway. Maybe when it's £20.

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If you like Borderlands it's deffo worth giving Rage a whirl pal.

I liked Borderlands for its RPG style, and art, rather than it being a first person shooter set in a apocalyptic wasteland. Two different games in my opinion despite them both being first person shooters.

I wonder what's going to happen to these games when XBL and PSN support for them goes away. How will gamers looking for some retro goodness experience all this locked stuff short of resorting to piracy? DLC in general will be a huge problem except with GOTY editions. You can't play any of the DLC for the xbox version of Kotor anymore, as an example.

This type of stuff is probably best left for MP content.

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