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Or if you prefer, Sony and Zipper will be giving out a slew of bonuses to people who buy the game new.New copies of SOCOM 4 contain a one-time use code that upgrades you to "SOCOM Pro," which lets you enter into Pro-only matchmaking queues as well as giving free access to planned content expansions like new guns and weapons down the line. For $14.99, you can upgrade yourself to Pro if you come by the game through any other means than buying a sealed copy.The way that Sony is hyping it on the blog, anyone who plays multiplayer for more than a week is going to want to have a Pro membership. So don't plan on picking up SOCOM 4 on the cheap if you're into online play on anything more than a casual level.I'm going to recuse myself from further comment on the matter as the obvious target of this move ultimately signs my checks. Feel free to discuss in the comments.
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This day and age we got industries and companies obsessed with Multiplayer.
It gets boring after a while, then they make another game with "better" Multiplayer to make up for the last predecessor. That's not the way to go.
Well then the only reason you would want to get a used copy is it was free. Otherwise, it would be wise to buy a new copy.
Lame. I know companies have the right to do this. I also have the right to not buy this game at all. I was on the fence to begin with, it honestly doesn't look that great, but tack on the single use only code and it'll never see the light of day on my console.
As opposed to level capping used games, this is kinda understandable, but I still am for Gamestop and the used game market.
I think this is fully justified, despite the fact we're in an economic crisis companies have to get full money for what they produce and although this may be seen as greedy its nothing less than they deserve. Its good that they offer the extras as optional so that you can still play the game but I know why publishers are doing this and i support the move.
this game is soooooooooooo not worth it