EA Killing Online Passes

Electronic Arts have announced that they are eliminating online passes from all existing and upcoming EA titles. Many online passes have become FREE on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, with many more to follow. “As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well,” EA corporate communications representative John Reseburg told Game Informer. “We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.” “Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online,” he continued. “These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.” With the discontinuation of online passes, what will we see next to replace the system?

Microsoft “rounding up answers” About Xbox ONE
Microsoft have received a lot of criticism about the next-generation Xbox console. Good, or bad, Microsoft are listening to all concerns and questions. Major Nelson stated on Twitter that Microsoft is readying up a series of questions and answers relating to key concerns over the upcoming console. “I am working on rounding up answers, and they look pretty good. Once I have them all I’ll make a post.” “And yes, we are listening.” Microsoft have assured gamers to wait until E3 before you decide which console to buy. Microsoft executive, Aaron Greenberg has said the company’s E3 showing will “get it right.”

PS4 and Xbox ONE Prices
From reading the Sony and Xbox sections on the forums, it’s clear that many members are unclear about the prices that have been shown on many websites. Prices you see on Amazon, Gamestop, EB Games or any other retailer, are only PLACEHOLDER prices. Retailers use placeholder prices so they can start taking pre-orders for games or new consoles which haven’t had their prices officially announced. So, the $900 price tag people have been seeing is only a placeholder price and it DOES NOT reflect the actual price. So don’t get worried over a high price. The same goes for games.  Please wait for an official announcement from Microsoft and/or Sony.

Upcoming Games

Jun 04, 2013 – Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
Jun 04, 2013 – Remember Me
Jun 11, 2013 – Dark
Jun 25, 2013 – Deadpool
Jun 25, 2013 – Ride to Hell: Retribution
Jul 09, 2013 – NCAA Football 14
Jul 16, 2013 – Turbo: Super Stunt Squad
Jul 23, 2013 – The Smurfs 2

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