Will you pay $10.00 for an online gaming pass to play an EA Sports games? I would be reluctant to drop $10.00 on a sports game in the 1st place, and if there is a fee for playing online, the forget it. I think what Steam offers on the PC is the way to go. Do they charge to game online? No, and do they make money? I’m sure they are making enough money to keep their families fed. I have a tiny problem with Microsoft charging to game online, but they do offer a very unique service that integrated the 360 with a PC and Netflix and the Internet which gives their online service value. But the money grab is catching like wildfire and now THQ is hopping on the bandwagon. They will be introducing a fee to play UFC Undisputed 2010 online as well. On top of any Xbox Live fee or future PSN Premium fee you may already be paying. They will be charging $5.00 for a code to play their game online.
If that’s not special enough guess who will also be rolling out something similar. Everyone’s favorite douche of the industry, Ubisoft. Surprise, surprise. From the douche’s lips to your ears, “We are looking very carefully at what is being done by EA regarding what we call the ‘$10 solution,’ and we will probably follow that line at sometime in the future,” CFO Alain Martinez said.