Second Hand Users to be Charged for Online Play by THQ

THQ Charging Second Hand UsersUsers who purchase second hand copies of games published by THQ will be charged for online play.

The first game that will adopt this new rule will ship with codes for access to online features. The game is entitled “UFC Undisputed 2010″.

The players who bought the game second hand will be asked to pay around five dollars in order to be able to play in the “Fight Camp Mode” which will allow up to forty players to train together online.

The company stated that this multiplayer content for the UFC Undisputed 2010 game will be available through a one-time code included with the game when it is purchased. They also added that codes for accessing the content will be available for players who bought the game second hand for an addition five dollars.

EA Sports will also charge pre-owned players around ten dollars for an Online Pass and access to the online and multiplayer features of their games. The French publisher, Ubisoft, has also stated that it has a similar “infrastructure” already in place.

Source: GamesIndustry.Biz

Related posts

AMD prepares new low cost APU

AMD has prepared a new low cost and hence budget-oriented Llano Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that will debut under the model name A4-3420. The new budget APU has been available to some OEMs for a few months now but retail availability is expected later this year. The...

Dell releases 29-inch ultra wide monitor

Following LG to market the US computer giant Dell has launched a new ultra wide 29-inch monitor known as UltraSharp U2913WM. The monitor bets on an IPS display and works at 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution. It also offers LED backlighting, 21:9 ratio, a 99 per cent...

Dead Trigger for Android now free to play

MadFinger Games just recently launched its first person zombie shooter Dead Trigger but due to piracy reasons the folks at the company have decided to make it free to play. Until now the game, available for Android only, was available for just 0.99 USD but even then the price was too...

Leave a comment