Online Passes Treated Every Customer Like a Shoplifter

Every time I bring home a new video game I have this ritual: I take a fish boning knife and slide it under a fold in the shrinkwrap, then twist. Then I try to remove all of the cellophane in one piece, like it's the world's biggest peel-and-eat shrimp. If it's an Xbox 360 game, I slip it down under the obnoxious seal… »10/21/13 4:48pm10/21/13 4:48pm


Guy Suing Subway Over Sandwich Length Sues GameStop Over DLC

Electronic Arts may have ended its odious online pass policy, but GameStop still is on the hook. A judge will allow a lawsuit to go forward with allegations GameStop didn't disclose the hidden cost of downloadable content. The plaintiff has also sued Subway for making 11-inch sandwiches and selling them as footlongs. »8/10/13 7:00pm8/10/13 7:00pm

EA's $15 Million in 'Online Pass' Revenue Isn't 'Dramatic', but It Isn't a Failure

In comments yesterday, Electronic Arts' chief financial officer suggested that Online Pass—the program under which gamers who pick up a used copy of an EA Sports game typically shell out another $10 to EA if they want to activate multiplayer for it—has netted the company in the realm of $10 to $15 million since it was… »9/10/11 3:00pm9/10/11 3:00pm