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EA Sports president Peter Moore has defended the publisher's decision to launch an Online Pass system for its future sports titles, beginning with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 in July.

"I look at the investment that we make in bringing digital experiences - building solid infrastructure, making sure servers stay up and offering customer support when needed," Moore told MCV. "It all takes time, money and effort and we are at the cutting edge of that.

“Online Pass is a way for us to frankly bring more digital experiences quicker. If it is going to be successful, it is up to us to create compelling, fresh, 365-days a year, digital experiences. And there is a cost to serve that we deserve to get paid for."

It's worth remembering that the $10 charge for Online Pass will only be applicable for those purchasing an EA Sports game second hand, a fee Moore feels the publisher justifies charging.

"We used to do catalogue business, but that has diminished greatly and you can imagine why. $10 feels like a reasonable price for a game that will go on for months and months," argued Moore.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is scheduled for release on July 2, 2010.

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Posted 15:57 on 03 June 2010

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Ummm... I had to create a account just to comment on this. Although it would be easy to see how EA could justify this by saying that they are loosing money on sports games due to people buying second hand, I don't think it should be used as an excuse. 'Most' sports games come out every year, and most of them only have a little updated graphics and gameplay. Look at all the MLBs, NBAs, NFLs, NHLs, even UFC. It usually takes about 3-4 years before the developer completely scraps the gaming engine and goes back to the drawing board to start fresh. Even then, it may get repetitive.

So, most gamers, realizing this, WAIT for their sports games to go lower in price, or come to the second hand bin. However, if the developers/distributors do not drop the price, second hand seems more sweeter. And for a fact, it is usually $40-$50. you save $20 full retail. Now with the additional $10 charge, its just $10 cheaper from full price. Plus, you usually have to wait a few months for the game to show up in the second hand bin. Also, it will be atleast $40 for the game because who in their right mind would get a '07 game instead of '09 just to save $10. So, already it sound stupid to me. And I don't even play sports games......

also, don't forget the game has been bought twice already...

EA should find another way to make more money while retaining their popularity.

Activision mistreats the developers, EA mistreats the players.
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Posted 21:28 on 03 June 2010
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Gordo01@ cousinwalter

people who are against this are idiots. People say piracy ruins the industry well mass trade-in market ruin it too coz the developers get nothing back. What about the people who spend months/years makin games all this does is encourages people to buy the game new and prevent the games shops of selling a preowned copy for a couple of quid cheaper and gives money back to the people who actually work hard to make the games.
Posted 19:18 on 03 June 2010
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Just like Murdoch charging for access to online news, it seems like more and more ways of price gouging can be expected. Until the industry implodes, at least, and then they'll blame the second hand market again or our hobby will be permanently damaged. Either way, it is very short term thinking for additional profit NOW.
Posted 16:55 on 03 June 2010
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El-Dev@ Get_Real

You organising the mass boycott? I think you'd stand a better chance of going to Mass and saying a prayer to stop this.
Posted 16:04 on 03 June 2010
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cousinwalter@ Get_Real

Your at least 6 letters of the phrase Flame retardant
Posted 16:03 on 03 June 2010
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Get_Real@ El-Dev

Sorry I'm Flame retardant
Posted 16:02 on 03 June 2010
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cousinwalter@ pblive

Nice
Posted 15:58 on 03 June 2010
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El-Dev@ Get_Real

Oh sorry, hold on.

GRRRRR, THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!11!!1 EA SHOUD BURN.

Get real.
Posted 15:58 on 03 June 2010
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Posted 15:57 on 03 June 2010
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Get_Real@ El-Dev

Enter the Tool, damn who do you work for?
Posted 15:52 on 03 June 2010
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El-Dev@ Get_Real

Aye, that worked really well with Left4Dead2. Doesn't work in the games industry.
Posted 15:45 on 03 June 2010
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cousinwalter@ Machetazo

Ha classic, I wondered where he'd been
Posted 15:44 on 03 June 2010
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Nothing a MASS organised boycott can't fix
Posted 15:42 on 03 June 2010
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Machetazo@ cousinwalter

More like a moustachioed Jim Rosenthal, in that photo, lol!

The only reason anyone needs an online pass, is because EA are penny-pinching. The most disappointing thing is that players support it by default, if they want to play a sports game, because of EA's monopoly.
So, it'll be no surprise when they start crowing about the success of this (give a little - say, what, ten dollar? - and then you see how much they'll aim to take) with huge percentage figures of players who agree by their participation, of these practices, which will then spread, and even where EA may just be doing what pubs do, greed will show itself as the idea becomes more popular - it's inevitable. So players must watch their backs, in case we get another devolution of our ease of access to, and enjoyment in, these games.
Posted 15:30 on 03 June 2010
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El-Dev@ Trip-l

But, you'll still be using the service without contributing to EA after the original buyer has used it.

I think it is a good idea, but then again I don't really buy that many second hand games.
Posted 12:42 on 03 June 2010

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