EA shut servers down, this much we know. EA have now also decided it’s a good idea to require you to have the code from your brand new copy of whichever game you’ve picked up to access the online multi-player side of things, or if you’ve bought pre-owned to then buy access to the online multi-player. Put these together and they spell big money for EA at the expense of us gamers. Now i’m not naive enough to think that a company like EA loses a minute’s sleep over hitting gamers square in the pocket, after all business is business and money talks right. EA are a business and of course they’re going to want to make as big a profit as is humanly possible from every release. It’s just a shame they feel that us gamers aren’t quite spending enough of our hard earned cash as it is or feel we’re all so well off we can afford to buy every rehashed sports title full price.