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EA to “discontinue” online passes

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One of the most controversial issues in online gaming is the requirement of online passes from certain companies. The idea is that gamers who purchase a new title will be given an online pass, while used buyers are required to purchase one before being allowed to play online. This was a push to promote sales of new games rather than waiting for a cheaper, used price. Publishers don’t receive any money from a used title so to make up for that lack of cash coming in, online passes were setup. One large company, Electronic Arts, is abandoning this practice. Read more

First Battlefield 4 images revealed and new trailers

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Battlefield fans have been waiting for some major news and info on number 4. It’s fair to say that even the most up-to-date Battlefield fan will have very little to tell and that could remain that way until the 27th March. On the 27th DICE will release the first glimpse of gameplay but for the time being, they have release a few images and two trailers. Read more

Origin for Mac now available but what next?

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Origin today released a 66mb update to their Origin client for OSX after last week announcing that Origin would indeed be coming to OSX after a successful Alpha period of only two weeks. So what does the new update bring us? Well it now brings us the entirety of Origins back catalogue of Mac compatible games which currently isn’t huge but it’s a start. Unfortunately, there really isn’t any other major feature to write home about, just yet. A nice surprise though was to see the hugely successful Batman Arkham series which had been successfully ported by Feral Interactive. The only snagging point on this was the pricing for the games at £19.99 for Arkham Asylum and £29.99 for Arkham City considering currently on Steam in PC format for £9.99 and £19.99 respectively. Another case of Mac user’s having their pants pulled down? Surely with Origin coming to a new platform it would learn from what Steam does and offer us content at a fair price. It’s bad enough we generally have to wait well over 12 months for a port anyway. Read more