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Opinion: EA Sports Online Pass, Entitlement, & Gamer Rage

EA Sports has some balls.

Electronic Arts this week decided that it wants to actually get paid for implementing online gameplay into its major sports games with EA Sports Online Pass. While some gamers seem accepting of the change, many are crying foul. Or just crying in general.

For the uninitiated, EA will include a one-time use code with new copies of upcoming EA Sports games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. That pass allows original buyers to access online content and services, including online multiplayer.

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gamasutra.com
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PS3Freak2651d ago

This has already started. They kicked it off with Skate 3. Greedy bastards.

Christopher2651d ago (Edited 2651d ago )

I know, right? Who wants to get paid for providing online services that costs them thousands of dollars per game a month to keep online and are outside the normal development costs of the games?

Enjoyed the article, was well written and covered both sides. Going to have to agree with the author about voting with your wallet and seeing how GameStop rolls with this new online pass payment option for used games.