If you don't want to pay to play online, get a gaming PC. Case closed. They will never be able to charge for online play there (well, except MMO's).
server rental fees featuring BF3+ and likly your next CoD, and more micro transactions coming SOON! DLC that would have been free or with the game at launch, an always on network connection required because we know you dont play alone....
rambling rant ... why i have not bought the last to C&C after owning all other versions, some times multiple copies.... soon to be the same with sim city if the rumors are true, i despise not being able to play off line, most of the time im on, but sometimes im away with my laptop and have no access, the choice is what i want even if i dont use it
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