Entries in 'online pass' (42)

EA admits 'Worst Company in America' gong hurt

EA admits 'Worst Company in America' gong hurt

Being labelled as the Worst Company in America two years on the trot caused EA to alter the way it operated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2013 at 1:54PM in News
Single-player ACIV: Black Flag features locked behind Online Pass

Single-player ACIV: Black Flag features locked behind Online Pass

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag locks away one of its single player features to those who have not registered an Online Pass.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 10:00AM in News
Codemasters drops online passes for F1 2013

Codemasters drops online passes for F1 2013

Upcoming racer F1 2013 will not require users to input online passes, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2013 at 3:51PM in News
EA Sports: Online pass was impeding our games

EA Sports: Online pass was impeding our games

EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson says that the firm ditched online pass because it damaged the games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2013 at 2:36PM in News

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Online Passes still possible on PS4

Online Passes still possible on PS4

The PS4 will share the PS3's ability for publishers to lock certain content behind a paywall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:33PM in News
EA scrapping Online Pass from existing titles

EA scrapping Online Pass from existing titles

Publisher EA has removed all Online Passes from existing games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2013 at 9:23AM in News
EA decides to ditch the online pass

EA decides to ditch the online pass

It was once heralded as a significant step forward by a number of publisher execs, but now EA’s Online Pass is no more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 7:58AM in News
Co-op mode means no Online Pass for Syndicate

Co-op mode means no Online Pass for Syndicate

Every Electronic Arts game over the past two years has included an Online Pass, but the upcoming Syndicate reboot will buck this trend.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 10:48AM in News

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Activision reveals first Online Pass

Activision reveals first Online Pass

Upcoming action title Prototype 2 will be the first Activision title to include an Online Pass type system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2012 at 2:06PM in News
SSX Online Pass doesn't lock out multiplayer

SSX Online Pass doesn't lock out multiplayer

EA has announced a different approach toward the implementation of its Online Pass in the upcoming SSX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2012 at 9:30AM in News
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Online Pass detailed

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Online Pass detailed

The Online Pass found within copies of Ubisoft’s grants access to the game’s online mode and use of an exclusive character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2011 at 2:17PM in News
Saints Row: The Third uses Online Pass

Saints Row: The Third uses Online Pass

Upcoming THQ title Saints Row: The Third will implement the complete digital arsenal current available to modern publishers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2011 at 9:42AM in News

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Obsidian says Online Pass 'is a gimmick'

Obsidian says Online Pass 'is a gimmick'

Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of developer Obsidian, has criticised the use of the Online Pass in the industry’s battle against pre-owned video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 3:22PM in News
Second-user charges are 'less than ideal'

Second-user charges are 'less than ideal'

The schemes have their critics, but Codemasters says publishers had no choice but to introduce Online Passes.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 9:07AM in News
OPINION: Shadow of the Bat

OPINION: Shadow of the Bat

The release of Batman: Arkham City last Friday marks, by all accounts, the arrival of the best game produced for 2011. For retailers, it will be a cash cow. For consumers, ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 24th 2011 at 11:52AM in News
No shock as Online Pass confirmed for Battlefield 3

No shock as Online Pass confirmed for Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 will ship with an Online Pass code in the box that will be needed to access the game’s expansive multiplayer features.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2011 at 1:48PM in News

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Arkham City's Online Pass grants access to Catwoman

Arkham City's Online Pass grants access to Catwoman

Publisher Warner Interactive has confirmed exactly what content is has locked behind the Online Pass included in new copies of Batman: Arkham City.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2011 at 9:46AM in News
Mass Effect 3 gets Online Pass

Mass Effect 3 gets Online Pass

EA has confirmed that BioWare's next sci-fi RPG will continue the publisher's one-time code strategy.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 13th 2011 at 10:12AM in News
Sony fully adopts Online Pass system

Sony fully adopts Online Pass system

Publisher Sony has confirmed that all future SCE Worldwide Studios game will require the buyer to use the in-the-box Online Pass code to access online functionality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2011 at 9:28AM in News
£20.50 Season Pass for Forza 4

£20.50 Season Pass for Forza 4

Microsoft has announced a Season Pass for upcoming Xbox 360 racer Forza 4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 2:57PM in News
Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Electronic Arts may have invited negativity over the past year with its divisive Online Pass system, but it has turned out to be a nice little earner for the firm.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 10:20AM in News
This is how Rage does the Online Pass

This is how Rage does the Online Pass

id Software is integrating a slightly different approach to the Online Pass system in its upcoming shooter Rage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 4:53PM in News
Ubisoft’s Online Pass named, priced

Ubisoft’s Online Pass named, priced

Starting with the release of Driver: San Francisco on September 2nd, Ubisoft is to introduce its own version of EA’s Online Pass.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2011 at 11:44AM in News
Ubisoft confirms Uplay Online Pass

Ubisoft confirms Uplay Online Pass

Yet another publisher has announced plans to introduce and EA Online Pass type system into its future releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 18th 2011 at 9:24AM in News
Ubi setting up paid-for online pass?

Ubi setting up paid-for online pass?

Ubisoft is the latest publisher rumoured to be introducing an online pass that charges pre-owned buyers extra for in-game content. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 15th 2011 at 11:00AM in News