Extra charge coming for buyers of used EA Sports games
Dig if you will a picture of the near-future. You’ve just bought yourself a game – a good one too, Tiger Woods 2011, made by the well-renowned Electronic Arts games corporation. It’s a used copy but you’re feeling pretty, pretty pleased with yourself – after all, you saved up all your money to pay for it and now you’re completely skint.
Still, you’ll soon be playing your newly-acquired game against your mates courtesy of the online capabilities of it. No, actually shithead, you won’t. That’s because EA Sports (it’s in the game!) have launched a new ‘Online Pass’ feature. It includes online functionality, added features, and bonus content and, because you bought your game used, you’ll have to stump up an extra $10 to get it (UK pricing TBA).
You should have paid for a brand new copy and you would have got the ‘Online Pass’ for free. But you didn’t, so shut up.
[Engadget - thanks to avid Bitterwallet reader Nik]