While the idea of plugging the newest generation of videogame consoles to the Internet seemed like a really good one a decade ago, I also feared that it would let some of the PC gaming horrors into our living rooms, like unfinished games that would need to be patched later, and being constantly lured to buy DLC behind every corner. But the idea of having the chance of playing online multiplayer

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EA’s contentious Online Pass program is apparently going to be discontinued going forward, according to an email sent to GamesBeat by EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg. “None of our new titles will include that feature.” The Online Pass, or the concept of requiring a registration code to be activated for all new users of a game wishing to access it’s online capabilities, while not unique to EA, was

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