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Is EA Retroactively Declawing Their Online Passes?

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Jonathan Lester
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Bad Company 2, DLC, EA, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Online Pass

Is EA Retroactively Declawing Their Online Passes?

EA recently pledged to kill off the online pass (for whatever reason), and it seems that their promise might also be retroactive. NeoGAF users have spotted that several online passes for older games have become entirely free of charge, along with locked singleplayer content, allowing you to pick up a used copy without chipping in any extra.

Interesting stuff. More below.

As reported on NeoGAF, the following online passes and DLC are now dropped to entirely free of charge (I've successfully tested Dragon Age II: The Black Emporium):

More recent games, such as Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, still command an 800-1200 MSP price for their online passes, but this could well be a step in the right direction. We'll update when we hear more.

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Breadster  May. 30, 2013 at 16:00

Bit of a joke for people who already bought online passes.

JonLester  May. 30, 2013 at 16:35

It was always a joke IMO. Gutting games to peddle crucial content to people who exercise their right to try out new series or make their money go further should never have happened.

EDIT: I've nothing against providing nifty extras and incentives for new games, mind (the original remit of project $10) - and some of these have even been included in this odd price removal.

Last edited by JonLester, May. 30, 2013 at 16:48
Late  May. 30, 2013 at 16:48

Full game ALICE reduced to free?
Do you need to have purchased the sequel? (I'm not sure if the game runs from within Alice 2's menu, or if you can run it directly from the dash - and I'm not at home so can't check it out...)

Breadster  May. 30, 2013 at 17:33

It was always a joke IMO. Gutting games to peddle crucial content to people who exercise their right to try out new series or make their money go further should never have happened.

EDIT: I've nothing against providing nifty extras and incentives for new games, mind (the original remit of project $10) - and some of these have even been included in this odd price removal.


Oh I know they were stupid to start with, I just think it's an even bigger slap in the face for people who already paid for them. I certainly don't expect them to start dishing out refunds though.

@Late I'm pretty sure Alice does run from the menu of the second one. It's been a while since I played it but I don't think you can run it on its own from the dashboard.

Breadster  May. 31, 2013 at 02:58

Sorry, weird double post.

Last edited by Breadster, May. 31, 2013 at 02:59
RiKx  May. 31, 2013 at 10:37

hot pursuit? O_o

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