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  • Blog Post: Online Pass Activates Some Assassin's Creed IV Single-Player Content

    They may not like it, but gamers are at least familiar with the idea of an online pass gating off multiplayer content. However, in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, a noteworthy element of the single-player campaign is unavailable without the Ubisoft's Uplay Passport. When protagonist Edward Kenway... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Electronic Arts Explains Why It Is Abandoning The Online Pass

    Update: We had a chance to talk with Electronic Art's VP of corporate communications, Jeff Brown, and he spoke towards why EA has decided to abandon online passes. "There's not much to say. The online pass came out in 2010. It was a way of packaging together a suite of post-launch content... More
  • Blog Post: Online Pass Invalid For Many Ninja Gaiden 3 Owners

    [ Update ] Team Ninja has posted the following statement on their Facebook page: We are aware of the issue with the Online Pass for Ninja Gaiden 3 and are working to resolve the issue. For those of you with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, the online pass will be redeemable by 4pm Pacific time... More
  • Blog Post: Hot Shots Golf For Vita In Japan Requires Online Pass For Online Play

    Sony is calling it an Online Play Ticket, but we know what it really is. The pass is included with the retail game, but this is a first for the handheld scene. You would think that Sony would want to get people used to the idea of playing online on the Vita with as few barriers as possible. With a new... More
  • Blog Post: Some Of EA's Online Passes Can Expire, But Shouldn't

    Some perturbed NeoGAF users have taken to the forums to air their grievances regarding some expired online passes. One gamer realized that his online pass for Need for Speed: The Run had expired, which cut them off from playing on Xbox Live. While EA says that some games do indeed have Online Passes... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Resistance 3 Introduces Sony Online Pass

    UPDATE: And it's official. Eurogamer reports that beginning September 6 with the launch of Resistance 3, Sony will begin a new PSN Pass program. Operating similarly to online pass programs used by EA, THQ, and other publishers, online-capable Sony games will come packed in with a single-use code... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Unable To Redeem Dirt 3 Online Passes On PS3

    The continued outage of the PlayStation Store has left Dirt 3 owners unable to access the game's online features. Unlock Mortal Kombat, which temporarily waived its online Kombat Pass until the PlayStation Store is back online, Codemasters told Eurogamer ""We've looked into doing something... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat May Require An Online Pass

    Fans of Electronic Arts and THQ games are getting used to the idea of online passes for multiplayer gaming, and it looks like Warner Bros. may be throwing their hat in the ring. A tipster has provided Joystiq with an email intended for retailers, and it sounds like Mortal Kombat will require an online... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Exploring Own Version Of EA’s Online Pass

    A variety of publishers have explored ways to get money from the used-games market, and Sony could be among them. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Sony’s European president, Andrew House, says that Sony supports backs publisher efforts to recoup money by charging players who don’t have... More
  • Blog Post: EA Unveils Online Pass Program, Online Play Requires Code

    EA Sports announced today a new program called the EA Sports Online Pass. In simple terms, the Online Pass is a one-time registration code that must be entered by the user in order to play EA Sports games online. Once the code is entered, you will have access to online multiplayer, online dynasty modes... More
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