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SEGA "taking a look at" Online Pass system

EA Sports and THQ may not be the only ones thinking about charging for access to their games' online components should you pick up a second hand copy. Now, SEGA West President Mike Hayes has revealed that his company is also "taking a look at" the system.

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T9X692242d ago

What in the hell games to Sega have that are actually good anymore?

Yi-Long2242d ago

...it's incredible the giant gap that's forming this generation between what gamers want from this hobby, and how developers feel they should treat their customers and their entertainment. Sadly.

Elven62242d ago

I'm trying to think of any good SEGA online games made in past years but I'm having trouble, they've mostly been singleplayer experiences for consoles. I guess Virtua Fighter 5? I just hope this doesn't mean they tack on crappy multiplayer solely to charge if they go this route.

Seriously though, I don't care if the code is included with the game, I don't want enter a book full of codes to access features that were already unlocked in previous years! The companies are banking on two things,

1. Someone would accidentally buy a subscription not realizing they got a code in the box.
2. Someone buys a subscription to a dead or crappy online game

dizzleK2242d ago

hahaha that's rich. good luck with that sega considering you're possibly the worst publisher this gen. do they even have an games with an online presence?

koh2242d ago

This plague will kill a lot of good publishers, but SEGA isn't one of them.

Rocket Sauce2242d ago

If this becomes the standard, I'm just gonna start stealing games.

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