Strong users of rental services and resale or trade-in options, sports gamers justifiably feel blindsided by EA Sports' new "Online Pass," which requires a ton of once-standard game content to be activated by a one-use code.
To recap: Yesterday EA Sports revealed its "Online Pass" strategy, which will begin in June with the next Tiger Woods PGA Tour game. This pass is a code that comes free with a new retail copy of the game. According to EA Sports' own FAQ about the Online Pass, any online content or gameplay, free or otherwise, is enabled with this code. Used games, however, are likely to be sold by someone who already redeemed the code - and a new one will set you back $10 over Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network.