So when Batman: Arkham City releases next Tuesday, people who purchase the game new will get a code inside the game that will let you play as Catwoman, and let you use her in four story missions. However, if you are not in a rush to buy Arkham City and are going to wait some time and buy the game used, fret not because GameStop has you covered.
For whatever reason, when you buy a used copy of the game from GameStop, they will throw in the code on your receipt that will unlock Catwomen for you. Basically negating the whole reason of the online pass. That means no additinal $10 charge if you want to play as Catwoman. So if you buy the game used from at least one location the online pass is useless. Just to prove all of this we have an apparent memo that is being sent to all GameStop’s.
So it looks as though the online pass for Batman: Arkham City is pretty much useless if you buy your used games from the largest used game seller, which the online pass is trying to combat. Arkham City isn’t the first game GameStop has done this with either, they also did it with a previous Warner Bros. game — Mortal Kombat. It looks as though either Warner Bros. has a heart, or maybe GameStop is just trying to get some money out of these passes that make a tiny dent in their over-all sales.
Whatever the reason is, I could get used to this method. Let’s hope more things like this starts happening.
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