LGJ: EA Online Pass a Ticket to FTCville?

Joystiq writes:

EA will be charging people who purchase used versions of future EA Sports titles $10 for the use of certain online components of the game, which "can include basic online multiplayer, as well as group/league features, roster and playbook updates, downloads of user-created content." Not surprisingly, the announcement has been met with some frustration, some angry fist shaking and some relative acceptance from the consumer base. On the other hand, there has been a surprising amount of reports of puppies, unicorns and rainbows from analysts and even GameStop as a result of the Online Pass. While I hate to be the bringer of doom and gloom, it's just part of the lawyer's job description. What doom and gloom am I referring to? Government regulation.

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