February 19th, 2006, 12:47 Posted By: wraggster
I was tinkering with the Playstation Portable version of Fight Night Round 3 tonight when I decided to check out the online play.
Imagine my shock when a message popped up telling me that I had to either pay $2 or give my privacy away to ESPN and whoever they feel like selling my details to, if I wanted to play online.
I shit you not, itís a requirement for ALL online play in this game. How insane is that. Granted $2 is next to nothing, unless you donít have a credit card. If you donít have a credit card, itís either give ESPN your info (including email) or donít play.
I sure hope Sony doesnít continue down this ugly path. Imagine having to give up your email and, in essence, signing up for spam, just to play SOCOM 4 online.
I donít know if this is a Sony or an EA idea, but it stinks to high heaven. Although my version of this game is a retail final, it didnít come with packaging, so I donít know if they let buyers know ahead of time they have to pay an extra $2 or opt-in to email delivered advertising.
Iíll see what I can find out on Monday. In the meantime let me know what you think of this idea.
Well its a dirty trick in my book, thoughts anyone ?
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