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Your First Glimpse Of PSN Pass

Viva La Resistance!

Is the topic of the PSN Pass the most hotly debated thing on TheSixthAxis for a while?

Most certainly, and whilst the whole thing kicked off way before either Sony or Insomniac were wanting it to, the official reveal brought plenty of comments with many feeling that the concept of having to pay extra to play online unless you bought a game brand new was a little unfair – to say the least.

Regardless, as the quick shots of the press kit show, it’s very much real.  We’ve obviously blurred out the code (as it’s not been entered yet) but you’ll see how the sticker looks and although the retail boxes will be obviously different we’d assume that the code will be printed in a similar way on the store-bought versions.

And yes, that’s Resistance 3, the first game that’ll use the new Online Pass system.

You can read my thoughts on online passes here, amongst other things, and we’ve got a full hands on with Resistance 3 at this link and an interview with the developers here.

Review soon.

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38 Comments
  1. Paranoimia
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’ve no problem with the scheme, but if they’re sticking that over manuals, I hope it’s removable.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:15.
    • Milereb
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Hope they’ll just print it on the back of the manual or on a separate voucher. Could be it was stuck there seeing this is the press kit, well I certainly hope so anyway.

      Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:17.
      • Paranoimia
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yeah, you usually get a card in the box with these redemption codes. Hope it stays that way.

        Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:26.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        This is just a press kit. They’re quite often a mix between collectors editions and crazy, whacky one offs.

        In this case, the “vinyl” game disc is in a cardboard sleeve, which I completely doubt it will be for the retail release. Retail, and the pass code will most likely come on a separate sheet of glossy paper in the game case, just as if it were a DLC code, which you see so often.

        At least I hope that’s the deal with this. Having a cardboard case isn’t my idea of keeping a disc safe, if I’m going to be switching games all the time as I usually do…

        Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:33.
  2. samiro05
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Aha, I thought that was a vinyl disk :p I’m not getting Resistance 3 but I’d probably see this in Ratchet and Clank: All for One

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:15.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i guess that means a preowned version will be cheaper, so maybe it’s not all bad.
    it’ll certainly save me money not buying new games.

    i bet jack bauer would have software that could enhance that image so he could read the code.
    i wonder where he gets it from. ^_^

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:31.
    • paxpacis
      Member
      Since: Forever

      Good point, I’m (also) not a network player and do not have to get most games day one. Still looking for COD and KZ3.. on the cheap..

      Comment posted on 29/08/2011 at 15:05.
      • paxpacis
        Member
        Since: Forever

        also, because I do not use the codes my newly bought copies can be sold for a higher price ;-)

        Comment posted on 29/08/2011 at 15:07.
  4. humanfish
    Member
    Since: Forever

    I don’t have a problem with this or schemes like it. It’s not like they are charging you another £40. Are they??

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 14:59.
    • Foxhound_Solid
      Is a smart cookie.
      Since: Dec 2009

      Exactly.

      Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 17:16.
      • Sad Panda
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Nope, but they charge me an extra tenner each if both my brothers want to play on their own profiles, after I’ve bought the game brand new.

        Now I will wait til games drop in price, that is if I buy them at all.

        Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 19:51.
  5. Reality Check
    Banned
    Since: May 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 15:01.
    • MrBilly
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      I agree! very classy!

      Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 18:59.
      • enroene
        Member
        Since: Nov 2010

        same

        Comment posted on 29/08/2011 at 05:39.
  6. Smallville2106
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    I have no problem with it. Love the disc.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 15:32.
  7. iAvernus
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I never had a problem with the pass issue. I don’t buy used games, or sell/ trade mine.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 15:48.
  8. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Don’t see this being a major problem. Especially as the money will be going to the people who make the games.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 15:49.
  9. yogh_wayne
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Agree with the comments above. I have no problem with online passes, but I buy only new games anyway. I hope the R3 retail blu-ray will also look like that :)

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 16:01.
    • Dlaf42
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      special edition retail is, but the normal version is not the vinyl version blu-ray.

      Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 18:22.
  10. job
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    i have no problem with psn pass but those pics make me want my linn sondek lp12 back.

    Comment posted on 27/08/2011 at 16:39.

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