As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well. We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.
For those unfamiliar, most EA games shipped with a separate serial that was required to play games online. If a game was bought used, one would have to also buy an Online Pass from EA to access online play.
EA Online Pass Content Now Free - IGNAlong with no longer us
Treating your customers as humans is good business. So many publishers are too busy trying to stop piracy that concept is often overlooked.
Good Old Games: GOG.com And The DRM-Free RevolutionGOG.com managing director Guillaume Rambourg says DRM betrays trust between game makers and their consumer base.ForbesErik Kain
Blizzard’s brand new massive multiplayer game, “Project Titan” was rumored to be unveiled sometime next year, but it looks like that’s no longer the case.
Report: Blizzard to overhaul “Project Titan,” launch it in 2016 at the earliestThe vaguely described MMO-in-development has been pushed out to the horizon again.Ars TechnicaMegan Geuss
Sony has mandated Vita Remote Play for all upcoming PS4 games – except those that require the use of its bundled stereoscopic camera, the PS4 Eye.
And later confirmed via twitter:
“Yes, it’s true unless the game requires specific hardware like the camera, It will be great to play PS4 games on PS Vita.”
PS4 developer: Sony mandates Vita Remote Play for all gamesEurogamer.netRichard Leadbetter
May the fungus be among us
Its hard to believe it’s already been 20 years since the Super Mario Brothers movie. Nevertheless, it’s always fun hearing the horror stories that came creating the film. Rumor has it, to this very day it’s still the reason Nintendo refuses to make another game inspired movie.
Super Mario Bros. The Movie ArchiveFilm archaeologists archiving and advocating for the 1993 Super Mario Bros. filmNews/Update Archive
Looks pretty. Too bad it’s nothing like the game.
I honestly don’t know what to make of this game. I mean, I love it. But it's crazy this is being made.
Divekick adds Seth ‘S-Kill’ Killian to roster as its final bossSeth "S-Kill" Killian, fighting game expert, former special advisor at Capcom and now producer at Sony Santa Monica Studio, has joined the increasingly bizarre cast of parody fighting game Divekick....PolygonMichael McWhertor
PlayerScale, a cross-platform game infrastructure startup that provides tools for games played by 150 million users on platforms such as iOS and Android, announced the acquisition on its site today. And — unlike recent Yahoo acquisitions like Astrid – CEO Jesper Jensen said the company would continue to operate as it has, supporting over 2,600 developers and 4,000 games.
Their sudden push into mobile gaming is rather intriguing. I think we’ll see a lot more games related acquisitions by Yaho
Both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 have very similar hardware, with the PS4 having a slight edge in terms of raw power, and the Xbox having the edge in power consumption. It’s too early to tell the clear ‘winner’ just yet, but with both consoles using an x86 architecture, it will make most likely porting games to the PC much easier than the last generation of games.
The Xbox One: Hardware Analysis & Comparison to PlayStation 4AnandTechAnand Lal Shimpi
Today’s quote of the day comes from Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business:
If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards
Microsoft and Sony Diverge on Gaming ‘Cloud’Microsoft and Sony have taken diverging approaches in their expanding war for the hearts and minds of gamers. Yes, their next-generation consoles both offer high-fidelity games, and they can both play music and movies. But the rest is rather different.The Wall Street JournalIan Sherr
Sam Lake, Creative Director takes to Youtube to talk a little about the future of Remedy and Alan Wake. Sadly it sounds like Alan Wake didn’t sell enough copies to merit a true sequel, but it was received well enough for Microsoft to throw a pile of money their way for a new IP (Quantum Break).
I loved Alan Wake. It was probably one of my favorite games to come out of this generation of titles. And even though I’m disappointed it will be quite some time before I get to play a new game of the
Not a big surprise. I could see them mimicking Steam Greenlight to get more the popular indie titles on the service though.
Xbox One won’t allow indies to self-publish gamesIndependent developers cannot self-publish their own games on Xbox Live Arcade. That policy isn’t changing with Xbox One.ShacknewsAndrew Yoon