Neoseeker : News : EA killing off Online Passes retroactively, making content for some older games free or cheaper
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th'eejit May 30, 13
That's probably because they bought into the XB1 "hype" over used games etc.
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DedValve May 30, 13
Only on 360.....so let me get this straight, the most greedy, anti-consumer corporation in America is going to team up with the most greedy, anti-consumer corporation in America to create the ultimate anti-consumer cable box?

MIRRORS EDGE TAG TEAM RACING FEATURING HALO EXCLUSIVELY ON KINECT HERE I COME! halo not included, is a separate $4.99 download alongside with half the racers
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RabidChinaGirl May 30, 13
Goddammit, DedValve, goddammit.
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sublimetool May 30, 13
RabidChinaGirl, no harm no foul, but you're breaking my balls! You and your fancy schmancy editing abilities, lol... Well, go ahead and put the links in for the known games so far and I'll delete the thread I made an hour before you posted this!
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RabidChinaGirl May 30, 13
sublimetool Well, well. Look what's at the end of the article? A LIST!
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Heartlesswithaheart May 30, 13
Wow, what's wrong with EA? It's like they're actually caring about the customer. This isn't the EA I know and hate!
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DedValve May 30, 13
quote RabidChinaGirl
Goddammit, DedValve, goddammit.
[excited]BEHOLD THE FUTURE OF gam--TELEVISION.[/excited]
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Slash May 30, 13
quote Heartlesswithaheart
Wow, what's wrong with EA? It's like they're actually caring about the customer. This isn't the EA I know and hate!
Used game DRM on the new xbox and maybe for the PS4.
No need for online passes anymore. Oh and the fee for the used game is the same price of how much the new game would cost for, and people thought online passes were bad.
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Bin Sponge May 30, 13
quote th'eejit|message:34892397
That's probably because they bought into the XB1 "hype" over used games etc.
This. Online passes are just being replaced by the charge for used games and that's where they'll make their money in the future.This free content is just being used as a cheap marketing ploy in order to make i seem as though EA is doing something for the customer.
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sublimetool May 30, 13
quote RabidChinaGirl
sublimetool Well, well. Look what's at the end of the article? A LIST!
Alrighty then

On topic though... Just picked up the KoA Reckoning Pass... Pretty cool how it comes with a bit of DLC. The House of Valor had me curious, wasn't sure if it was DLC or if I just wasn't far enough in the game. smh... I can be a tard sometimes.
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RabidChinaGirl May 30, 13
I'd like to point out that the free/discounted Online Passes and content aren't exclusive to Xbox LIVE, for those who seem to think otherwise. If you're on PSN or PC, the changes will be coming soon. (This is mentioned in the article.)
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Nightmare Samurai May 30, 13
So what happens to the people who bought the online passes beforehand? Do they get the satisfaction of knowing they needlessly gave EA free money?
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Wakaman May 30, 13
So even the removal of the online passes is a timed exclusive?Trololol
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Axe May 30, 13
I've actually wanted to pick up Kingdoms of Amalur and Skate 3 for a while now. Now that there's no online passes, I'll go get used copies and simultaneously have all the content and not give EA a cent, just as planned.

We all know why they stopped online passes. I won't be patting EA on the back for not doing the anti-consumer thing.
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