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EA : Ten Dollar Online Pass
Written by Slam Da Brakes   
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00
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To stem the tide of pre-owned games getting a free ride, EA have decided to charge for online features. So if you buy or rent a game, you have to shell out an extra ten dollars to unlock online achievements. This isn't going to go down well at all....


Before we get the lynch mob out on EA games, let us digest exactly what EA really want to do with what they are calling the EA Online Pass. Starting with Tiger Woods 11, EA sports titles will require an Online Pass - one per game - so you can access online multiplayer and online features. If you rent or buy pre-owned, you will need to find ten dollars to get the pass. 


As YouStayClassy in our forum has neatly pointed out, most of us already pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription so you will be paying double for playing Live and Microsoft are ok with this? Shouldn't EA offer a game without online for ten dollars less? With the closing of servers and a tax to play online, EA are treading dicey ground. Nonetheless there is a light at the end of the tunnel for non-completionists. There will a huge bargain bin in the corner with unwanted EA Sports titles with a warning "only a maximum of 700 points can be scored from this game unless you pay ten dollars extra. There is however no guarantee there will be a server for this game"


Credit goes to XxB3asti3xX for the forum thread and EA link










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