If you are anything like me, you like to go and find some gaming gold in the used bin of GameStop. Remember catching Madden ’09 for $10 and $15 copy of last years PGA Tour ’09. Not bad deals right? Especially right now when disposable income is at an all time low, but EA seems to think differently.
EA is introducing the EA Online Pass, a way for them to sucker you out of more money than ever before. EA Sports spun it worse than me playing DJ Hero on hard difficulty,
Online Pass rewards game owners with a game-specific, one-time-use [emphasis added] registration code for online services, features and bonus content. . . The one-time Online Pass registration code comes included with each unit sold new at retail. Once redeemed, additional Online Passes will be available for $10. Fans also may sign up for a free 7-day trial to experience Online Pass. International pricing will be announced within territories in the near future.