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Due to lack of activity, there are quite a few game servers shutting down on April 13th. EA Sports MMA is one of the games included on the list, which might raise a few eyebrows.

The game has been out for roughly a year and a half and required an Online Pass for multiplayer. Anyone buying a used copy, had to cough up another $10.00 to access the feature.

Is it fair to the consumer to shut down online services for a game that is roughly 18 months old?

Below is a list of games that will be affected.

April 13, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown
  • BOOM BLOX Bash Party for Wii
  • Burnout™ Revenge for Xbox 360
  • EA Create for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
  • EA Sports Active 2.0 for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
  • EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp for Wii
  • FIFA 10 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • The Godfather™ II for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • MMA for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Need for Speed™ ProStreet for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • The Saboteur™ (loss of The Midnight Club access) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Spare Parts for PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
March 31, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown
  • BATTLEFIELD™ 3: Aftershock for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Fantasi Safari for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Ghost Harvest for iPhone

Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes for game: 5 - View All
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Member Comments
# 21 mcmax3000 @ 03/20/12 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GuyinPA75
John buys game new that is $60. His friend buys game used then online pass which is $10. 60 + 10 = 70 last time I check. Think my math makes sense. That is of course if you read the post as I suggested you do so.

This is money the publisher should see in "theroy". Used game sales do not show up.

Once again, let suggest on reading the post.
I definitely read the post. The way your original post was written implied to me that the same person was paying the $60 for the game & the $10 for the Online Pass.

I understand now that you were combining the amounts that the publisher makes from the two different people.
 
# 22 Ikki @ 03/20/12 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wEEman33
Are there even any other sports games with an online spectator mode? I can't think of any.

For some reason, spectator mode has only caught on in fighting games.
Virtua Tennis 3.
 
# 23 Phobia @ 03/22/12 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ManiacMatt1782
Online Fight card is bar none the best multiplayer mode ever created. God that first night with the game, and the sheer reactions from that one punch ko. Then setting up cards with friends, and actually watching your friends fights. Sheer awesomeness.
I REMEMBER that 1 punch KO(I believe it was a superman punch if I remember correctly). We were dying laughing our butts off. What a blast that night was!
 
# 24 Pappy Knuckles @ 03/22/12 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by wEEman33
Are there even any other sports games with an online spectator mode? I can't think of any.

For some reason, spectator mode has only caught on in fighting games.
Rockstar Table Tennis had a spectator mode as well. That was a fun little game.
 
# 25 DaveDQ @ 03/22/12 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Phobia
I REMEMBER that 1 punch KO(I believe it was a superman punch if I remember correctly). We were dying laughing our butts off. What a blast that night was!
The one I remember with some OS guys was how the guy with Willie Moore was getting roughed up all fight and when they got to the ground one of the guys said, "You're in Willie Moore's world now and he got the SUB. That is easily one of my top online gaming moments. It was just so funny to me.
 
# 26 foote92 @ 03/22/12 05:52 PM
I really wished they wouldn't shut down the ea mms servers, because that really was a great game, and ai personally like it better than the UFC ones, too bad Dana hates EA and they will probably never make one again...
 
# 27 Soprano00 @ 03/23/12 07:14 AM
Don't know when and if they removed the MMA online pass from the PSN Store, but if they did a few days before shutting down the servers is something _very_ similar to a fraud.
 
# 28 dtotheb86 @ 03/24/12 12:59 AM
I'm not liking the whole paying $10 for Online just for them to shut it down like a year later, I would understand If they came out with a brand new game but still EA is just getting cheaper and cheaper,,,,
 
# 29 ManiacMatt1782 @ 03/25/12 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Kobebeasting
what an awful thing 2 do mma is never good just like fight night all bad games and why waste time on it what idiotssssssssssssssssssssssss
The game had some issue, but calling it a bad game is a bit much. Strike to pass, pass to strike works in theory, but the blocking system made it a bit unbalanced. Instead of killing temporary stamina to get a pass, you should gave had to set it up with strikes my mixing high low. The solo block button along with gigantic denial windows for transitions made it too easy to defend against both. Adding a high low block would have worked better. But there are many things EA got right. I think they did pacing and fluidity better in the stand up. But them the parry system screwed it up.
 
# 30 Gotmadskillzson @ 03/25/12 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveDQ
The one I remember with some OS guys was how the guy with Willie Moore was getting roughed up all fight and when they got to the ground one of the guys said, "You're in Willie Moore's world now and he got the SUB. That is easily one of my top online gaming moments. It was just so funny to me.
Oh yes..........I am a legend.......It will go down in history as one of the greatest come back fights ever.
 

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