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EA Sports takes a stab at the used market

Starting with the 2011 series (Madden 11, NHL 11, etc.) each game will contain a one time use code. This code will give the player access to online play and bonus content. Should you buy the game used, you will need shell out another $10 for a code if you want to play online.

Now I’m not a huge sports game player. I get NHL every year and that’s about it. But that’s not the point. It’s the concept that interests me. I’m actually surprised something like this hasn’t happened already. Not only for EA Sports, I mean for the entire gaming market.

Publishers lose money when games are sold and bought used. This code system could be a solution to the lost money. For players who focus on online play they might decide to buy it new rather than shell out for a used game PLUS the extra cash for an online code.

In all honesty I support the code idea because of the money lost from people buying used. But It can only really apply to games with a strong online presence but it’s not a bad idea. And it would not surprise me if other companies followed suit.

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Posted by on May 12, 2010 in EA, gamestop


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NHL 2010

Now that I’ve really sunk my teeth into let me give you my thoughts on NHL 2010. The one thing I always like about EA’s NHL series is that they do try to add new things each year they turn out a new one. They aren’t always big things but it gives the game a newer feel.

This year they brought out board play and first person fighting. Both small things but make the game just that much better. Board play is seen frequently in real games so why not include it in the video game. Fighting for the puck while pressing someone against the boards takes a few attempts to get it right but you’ll be a pro in no time.

First person fighting puts you in the skates of the player on the ice. Drop your gloves and throw some punches. The fights don’t last very long especially if you’re playing an online opponent but it is amusing none the less.

The popular Be a Pro game mode has returned for the 2010 season. However this time around you can play in a prospects game and get drafted. Or you can just choose your favorite team and start there. Either way you choose you must show your skills and make your way up though the AHL and into the NHL.

Overall EA made another great NHL game and defiantly deserved the Best Team Sports game at the VGA’s this year.

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Posted by on January 13, 2010 in Xbox


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