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This feels like the giant releasing his prey only to slam it down with his foot seconds after.
   
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Never trust a company director/manager that uses the terms "moving forward" or "touch base".
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mach 5 View Post

Never trust a company director/manager that uses the terms "moving forward" or "touch base".

haha this is true redface.gif so very true, such a lame phrase overly used in our politics, media and business
post #14 of 34
they're just going to replace it with something worse down the line, so don't get happy about this. not to mention both unreleased next gen consoles will have an optional whole game pass built in.
post #15 of 34
Yeah no way EA would be avoiding a cash-grab just to make their money farm (consumers) happy.

Instead of the online pass, I bet you'll just have to register the game in Origin, killing used sales completely.
post #16 of 34
Yeey, no more online pass!
jk, blocked used games anyway...

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post #17 of 34
IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!


No seriously I think this is a trap.
post #18 of 34
The only reason they killed it off is because it kills off the multiplayer of any game that uses a online pass, thus eliminating DLC sales.

The entire point of DLC is to do what the online pass does. Get more money, but the online pass required no extra work.

I honestly don't know of any games(non-pc) that use a online pass and have a thriving multiplayer 3 months later.

I'm pretty sure the only reason they canned the online pass is because it was costing them more money then it earned them, in the long run.
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post #19 of 34
Great , but hope the do not hide another thing back in their heads
post #20 of 34
How do people think EA will "handle" this?


Think about it, if there's no Online Pass nothing stops you from borrowing console games and play the multiplayer. MP is the component that stops second hand sales the most. You can say it is a form of anti-piracy.


So, EA is going to make you sign into Origin and register your games just like you do on the PC, which leads to a couple of conclusions/questions: Origin will be the new Online Pass, which will make EA games not viable for second hand market, it pretty much means EA will block used next-gen games.

Question: Why is EA doing this? If true, it will only get people really mad.

Question 2: If EA is not going to deal with this with an Origin-like solution, how will they make a profit when people just trade their MP games?
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