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 Post subject: EA removing on-line passes from their games
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:54 am 
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First of all I would like to say FUCK EA......... Now that that's out of the way......

Today EA has announced they will no longer be using Online passes, they started the online pass scheme in 2010, seems like getting voted as the worst company two years in a row made them think a little (or you would think)

Why remove online pass?

1. The next generation will probably allow them to stop second hand games (Sony and Xbox might not do this but they will most likely allow publishers the power)
2. They make more money on microtranactions that online passes don't allow players to access
3. They make 10 to 15 million from online pass that is probably not worth losing sales (most of their gaming failing in sales)
4. They will have more DLC tie ins


I still hate them and this gesture means nothing as they have made people like Sony and Ubisoft follow their examples by introducing their online passes.

Anyway FUCK EA

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 Post subject: Re: EA removing on-line passes from their games
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:42 am 
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The gesture also comes at a time when we're moving towards a download only future. Good PR with no real substance?


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 Post subject: Re: EA removing on-line passes from their games
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:46 am 
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I have noticed that they are now bombarding you with ads in game which has caused complaint, so if your not paying for the pass you can't really argue about them

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:54 pm 
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tovraa wrote:
2. They make more money on microtranactions that online passes don't allow players to access

Anyway FUCK EA


This, they are raking it in with the FIFA ultimate team stuff. Expect some random card crap in Battlefield 4/5


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:23 pm 
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The Honey Badger wrote:
tovraa wrote:
2. They make more money on microtranactions that online passes don't allow players to access

Anyway FUCK EA


This, they are raking it in with the FIFA ultimate team stuff. Expect some random card crap in Battlefield 4/5

Won't be long before unlocks will be non existent and the only way to upgrade to decent weapons and kit on the battlefield is to pay on PSN store!!!

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