EA Deals Death Blow To Used Gamers
With the closing of Game Crazy, where will most of you buy your used games? Gamestop, Gamefly, eBay, Craig’s List, or somewhere else? Starting a trend with VIP codes from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, EA is now burying the hatchet on used games and piracy with their new Online Pass.
Simply put, starting with Tiger Woods ’11, select new EA Sports titles will include a one time code you’ll have to enter when you buy the game in order to play it online. If you buy the game used, you’ll have to fork over an extra $10 for the Online Pass and access to the game’s online content.
Weak? Typical business move? I’m not sure what to think about this just yet. I think it’ll have to effect me firsthand for me to be actually pissed about it at this point. Either way, I’m sure it’s just business as usual over at EA.