Hey guys, this was an enjoyable episode. I have a few quick comments about the EA Online Pass initiative:
I don't really care much about it right now, in that I don't buy sports games, so it doesn't concern me. I could potentially see this escalating into other genres though, which would be frustrating. I'm already paying for Xbox Live Gold, so paying extra to unlock essential features on a per game basis would be annoying, assuming used titles are all that are instock. Also, this will probably confuse a lot of customers who might not know about the EA Online Pass.
Gamestop will still profit from used sales if they price their games proportional to their value. I could easily see them promoting 1600 point cards with the purchase of a used title, and thus maximize profit.