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When it was released earlier this month for PlayStation 3 and Vita, MLB 12: The Show encountered some significant issues with its online pass, which gives users access to online multiplayer. At least, that's what it's supposed to do, but Vita players encountered a curious bug, namely that their onl...

March 23rd 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Ninja Gaiden 3 has a barrier to entry that not even Ryu Hayabusa can wall-jump over: busted Online Pass codes. Reports from all over are coming in that the codes included with retail copies of the game don't work, effectively locking out the online multiplayer and generally being very inconvenient...

March 20th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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To become a ninja, one must learn -- the deadly arts of war, for example. Or how to wear those weird socks. Stuff like that.You can't be any geek off the street, and so Tecmo-Koei has decided to lock the online multiplayer of Ninja Gaiden 3 behind an online pass. So says a listing on Gamefly warnin...

March 6th 2012 at 2:35pm 0 Comments
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Project Ten Dollar continues unabated. All new copies of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning include something called House of Valor, essentially a DLC content pack offering seven exclusive quests and the Valor Arena where players must survive a "barbaric tournament and ultimately seize control of the ar...

February 7th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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EA will break with tradition when Syndicate launches later this month. EA Partners executive producer Jeff Gamon told Eurogamer that Starbreeze's reboot would ship without an online pass, in the hopes of lowering the barrier of entry for the game's multiplayer side."We want as little resistance or...

February 1st 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The online pass for SSX will not lock players out of multiplayer competition. Instead, it is used to lock players out of obtaining in-game credits used to unlock content.EA tells Game Informer that players without the online pass will be able to compete and play in both of SSX's online game modes,...

January 31st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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In today's least surprising headline, it appears that the upcoming SSX will use an online pass. In an SSX video posted by Giant Bomb, an option to acquire an online pass can be seen clearly in one of the game's menus (pictured above). It's not clear exactly which features the pass will unlock. Ag...

January 30th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Yes, Twisted Metal will use a PSN Pass, creator David Jaffe confirmed in a half-hour-long video blog. Skip to about 15 minutes in if you want to hear all of his thoughts on it, but to summarize he's "torn" on online passes in general. He supports them for most games, but opposed its inclusion in Tw...

January 23rd 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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A NeoGAF member posited that his new copy of EA's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit contained an Online Pass that was expired, blocking him from accessing online content -- others on the forum came forward with similar stories, suggesting that EA's disclaimer covers this clause and he was out of luck....

December 3rd 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments