With the recent discovery of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning version of online passes, people have taken up arms on both sides, denouncing or supporting it. Amalur‘s online pass contains access to a series of quests and rewards which would otherwise be locked from the player. The content is rather short and more closely resembles DLC, however, the problem is that the content is already on the disk. And the real kicker is that apparently, that content is unlocked and available in the demo. Normally I would be fine with extra content in new copies, but the quests were removed from the game just to make it into an online pass. Then you get games like Dead Space 2 which have development resources taken away from the single player and diverted to creating a multiplayer no one asked for. All of this just so they can justify and online pass. It is understandable why people would be infuriated, but the greater problem is that the online pass model is severely broken.