EA DISCONTINUING IT’S ONLINE PASS POLICY
According to VentureBeat, EA will be discontinuing it’s controversial Online Pass policy. For the uninformed, online passes are the gaming industries half assed attempt to promote new game sales by locking all online content to those who bought the game used or pirated it.
EA’s John Reseburg admitted that Online Passes just don’t seem to be working. “Initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn’t respond to the format. We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward.”
I hope this is true, but at the same time, I really hope this isn’t them finding a way to make room for just a bunch of micro transactions instead. I just don’t trust EA to actually do something that favors the consumers for once.
Nintendo has officially revealed a special Eevee Edition 3DS XL due for release next month via Pokémon Centres across Japan.
GOD FUCKING DAMN IT NINTENDO.
Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition, which includes all the game’s DLC, will launch this June.
Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall, the single player expansion pack for Dishonored is now available for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.
The Legend of Zelda Bottle Openers by 8BitMetal
A long time ago we featured a Zelda bottle opener that was crafted by Kirk H. Since then, Kirk has decided to open an online store and start selling his creations! The openers are hand made, 10 gauge steel, and come in a variety of colors. No word yet on if you’ll be trapped in time for seven years when you come into contact with the item.
It looks like we might finally be getting some footage of From Software’s upcoming multiplatform sequel, Dark Souls II.
Capcom has delivered a brand new combat trailer for multi-platform, cyberpunk adventure Remember Me.
Ubisoft Montreal CEO says that consumers will tell them if they don’t want annual releases from the “Assassin’s Creed” series.
I’m still not convinced that you can make a well developed rpg style video game yearly. This is just a greed driven decision.