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Episode 15 - Season Passé

Postby Matt » 15 Aug 2011, 08:36

On this week's Checkpoint, the crew tackles EA Sports' new Season Ticket program.

http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/season-passe

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Re: Season Passé

Postby Vigafre » 15 Aug 2011, 08:54

I try to just watch these as comedy, buuuuut...

Yeah, I don't totally agree with your stance on the EASST (yeah, acronym'd). Unfortunately, they didn't present it right because they made it an external charge instead of subscription service, but I don't feel it's entirely if you are the kind of person that buys 3-4 of the EAS games each year. However, it is entirely pointless if you buy only one EAS game each year.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby MowDownJoe » 15 Aug 2011, 11:46

HURRAH! Checkpoints officially return! And just when I was getting used to where all the sight-gags were hidden.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Geoff_B » 15 Aug 2011, 13:18

So wait am I understanding this right?

You pay $25 for what are essentially five 3-day time locked demos? Would you not just spend a few bucks on the appropriate gaming magazine and get demos for the games from the cover disc, or better yet download them from the net for free?

I don't get it...
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Trymantha » 15 Aug 2011, 14:46

Geoff_B wrote:So wait am I understanding this right?

You pay $25 for what are essentially five 3-day time locked demos? Would you not just spend a few bucks on the appropriate gaming magazine and get demos for the games from the cover disc, or better yet download them from the net for free?

I don't get it...


because ea are still gonna give out the demos in other places for free.


in response to the dota two tourny prize pool Riot(league of legends) have announced there next championships have a 5mil prize pool
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Geoff_B » 15 Aug 2011, 15:19

Trymantha wrote:because ea are still gonna give out the demos in other places for free.


Of course. How silly of me.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Matt » 15 Aug 2011, 15:49

Trymantha wrote:
Geoff_B wrote:So wait am I understanding this right?

You pay $25 for what are essentially five 3-day time locked demos? Would you not just spend a few bucks on the appropriate gaming magazine and get demos for the games from the cover disc, or better yet download them from the net for free?

I don't get it...


because ea are still gonna give out the demos in other places for free.


in response to the dota two tourny prize pool Riot(league of legends) have announced there next championships have a 5mil prize pool


But no one will care, because seriously, DotA2.

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Re: Season Passé

Postby Pigsnoutman » 15 Aug 2011, 15:51

So from the into I guess they have done this in england through movie magic.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby SilPho » 16 Aug 2011, 03:23

$25 for demos you can't even keep. What. The. Hell?

Also, about time Sony pointed out that the WiiU is just a Nintendo style PS3\Vita combo (Albeit possibly cheaper than Sony's offering).
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Geoff_B » 16 Aug 2011, 03:42

SilPho wrote:Also, about time Sony pointed out that the WiiU is just a Fisher Price style PS3\Vita combo (Albeit possibly cheaper than Sony's offering).


FTFY :D
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Re: Season Passé

Postby SilPho » 16 Aug 2011, 07:49

Oh of course, how could I have missed that :)
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Re: Season Passé

Postby AlexanderDitto » 17 Aug 2011, 07:14

Kathleen's "when I move my hand, my hand moves!" delivery was and made me giggle. Also the line on that graph going straight into a toilet.

It really is the Wii U we thought Nintendo had announced, isn't it? Man... the Wii U's going to tank like a Sega CD strapped to a Sega Saturn. :?
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Re: Season Passé

Postby BrunDeign » 17 Aug 2011, 13:40

You guys realize that the total price for a PS3/Vita combo is at minimum 500 dollars?

While the WiiU (if they're smart) will cost $350 tops? That $500 price point will only go up if you want better versions of the PS3 or Vita.

So yeah I see no problem when the WiiU comes out. Unless of course it has no good games at launch.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Vigafre » 17 Aug 2011, 13:51

Also, you know, you'd need more than one Vita for it to actually be any more useful than the WiiU.

Except the portability part.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Terminus » 20 Aug 2011, 14:49

Well, cash grabs from Blizzard and EA... It's like they don't care about their customers or something...
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Geoff_B » 20 Aug 2011, 14:53

Same as every other big company only interested in making money then.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Vigafre » 20 Aug 2011, 15:02

So, every big company.
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Re: Season Passé

Postby Terminus » 20 Aug 2011, 15:04

Geoff_B wrote:Same as every other big company only interested in making money then.


Yes, HOW DARE THEY?!?!? :D

I don't really care about the Blizzard or EA things, because I don't play EA Sports games, and if/when I get Diablo 3 I can opt out of the auction malarkey.

My pet peeve is the UbiSoft DRM setup. Like other DRMs, it doesn't inconvenience pirates, only paying customers.
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