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    Default EA Getting Rid of Online Passes

    Online Passes the controversial attempt by many publishers to encourage new game sales by locking online-centric content for used copies has become engrained in gaming culture over the last several years. But according to a report on VentureBeat, one major company is doing away with them.

    Electronic Arts the mega-publisher behind a litany of games including Madden, FIFA, Battlefield, Dead Space, Mass Effect and more will be discontinuing its Online Pass initiative. In a statement provided to VentureBeat, EAs John Reseburg said that none of our new EA titles will include that feature.

    Reseburg admitted that Online Passes just dont seem to be working. Initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didnt respond to the format. Weve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward.

    Many major publishers including Sony and Ubisoft continue to use Online Passes, though interestingly, Microsoft never seemed to go down that road. Will EAs abolishment of this system coerce other publishers to follow suit?

    Source: Here.

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    Hasn't it been like that for a while now?

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    About time EA listened to its customers.

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    This is what Martin Luther King Jr. Was talking about when he said "Free at last, we are free at last"

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    ...And replace it with their new 'internet-connection-required-to-play' DRM, as seen on SimCity (which everyone absolutely loved). EA continues to be a ground-breaking innovator for costumer satisfaction!

    Hint: sarcasm

    Hopefully that ^ won't be the case, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Good move thus far.

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    So I don't need to pay an extra 10 when I buy FIFA used. EA is moving forward.






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    I'm really hoping Ubisoft gets rid of online passes.

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    To be honest, Online Passes existed for one thing. USED GAME SALES.

    Thousands of people enjoy the publisher's game without getting a single cent and the greedy retailers whoremong the cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baktiar View Post
    To be honest, Online Passes existed for one thing. USED GAME SALES.

    Thousands of people enjoy the publisher's game without getting a single cent and the greedy retailers whoremong the cash.

    Same goes for cars but never seen anything done about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike View Post
    Same goes for cars but never seen anything done about that
    you never pay full price for a used car.

    There are many times they charge you full price for a popular game

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