Online Passes Can Expire

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#1 Edited by Apathylad (3234 posts) -

I saw this story up on Destructoid, in which Jim Sterling writes that a NeoGaf user had trouble redeeming his online code for the Greatest Hits version of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. As more users commented on the thread, it was said that these Online Passes have an expiration date, which was news to many NeoGaf users. I certainly didn't know that these passes expire, and it makes me wonder if this is widespread, or just an EA thing. Anyway, I'm interested in finding out if anyone has noticed expiring Online Passes in other video games.

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#2 Posted by RE_Player1 (8010 posts) -

I haven't had any problems, my most recent online pass was Dante's Inferno a month ago, but if this is true I will not be buying Hot Pursuit anytime soon. Shame because I saw it for cheap at my local Best Buy and wanted to pick it up.

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#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

it's never happened to me, but i don't see why they would even want to expire online passes. maybe it was just a bad code..?

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#4 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

I've entered codes that expired years ago and they still worked.

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#5 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1727 posts) -

Sounds like, from a Joystiq article, that this only pertains to very specific EA games (So far). Still a disturbing trend nonetheless.

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