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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning locks out questline via online pass [update: 38 Studios and EA respond]

It looks like the House of Valor faction in Amalur's various kingdoms will be joining Catwoman in the limbo-like world of online passes. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's House of Valor faction questline is dependent on players having an online pass that only comes with new copies of the game, as our...

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Twisted Metal's PSN Pass, demo, and day-one patch: Jaffe explains

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 T...

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Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational requires 'play ticket' to tee off online [update]

It's the best-selling launch game on the PlayStation Vita, but for Japanese golfers looking to hit the links online, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational requires an online pass. New copies include a code, while an online pass can be purchased through PSN for used or downloaded copies. The onlin...

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EA: Online Pass can expire for new-game purchases, but it shouldn't

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. ...

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Saints Row: The Third online co-op campaign and 'Whored Mode' gated with online pass

If you're considering postponing your purchase of Saints Row: The Third until sometime after next Tuesday in hopes of snagging a less expensive used copy, but also yearn for online cooperative mayhem, beware: an online pass is required before taking to the Information Superhighway. Included in...

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THQ announces the first Saints Row: The Third season pass

Ah, gaming. There's always something new to be excited about! Last year, it was the online pass, which has become standard practice for almost any game with a meaningful multiplayer component released in 2011. But publishers are always looking to innovate, and this year has seen the rise of the S...

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Warner solving Arkham City DLC issue with a simple 5 step process

According to a tipster, it looks like Warner Bros. is taking steps to resolve the various downloadable content issues faced by purchasers of Batman: Arkham City. Or, more precisely, Warner is asking customers to take steps -- five of them, actually. Alright, six if you include having to contact c...

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Battlefield 3 will employ Online Pass, required for multiplayer

In an offhanded way, Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 3 will indeed use Online Pass. Responding on Twitter to a fan asking if a new copy was required to play multiplayer, DICE core gameplay designer Alan Kertz responded, "You can also purchase an online pass for a used copy." Kertz ...

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Catwoman unlocked in Batman: Arkham City through online pass

Within every new copy of Batman: Arkham City resides a code for an online VIP pass, which grants access to Catwoman content. If you pick up the game used, there's an option to purchase the VIP pass for 800 MS Points ($10) on Xbox Live and $9.99 on PSN. But have no fear if you're trying to save a ...

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Mass Effect 3's multiplayer tied to Online Pass

There's one important aspect of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer experience, called "Galaxy at War," that we hadn't heard yet. Well, there are several that we still haven't heard -- like what Galaxy at War is outside of the co-op mode -- but we've just learned of one. It's the Online Pass...

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