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VideoTiger Woods PGA Tour 11 PS3 dev diary

How Sony's controller moved EA.

EA Sports' Peter Moore

"People are paying $10 and enjoying Online Pass."

VideoMove-enabled Tiger Woods footage

Paula Creamer tries herself out.

Digital FoundryTiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Face-Off

PS3 vs. Xbox 360. As close as close can be...

EA: Tiger Woods needs to start winning

Publisher turns the screw on troubled golfer.

Tiger Woods needs to start winning games in order for his business relationship with EA to make sense, says EA boss John Riccitiello.

Your Move

PS3ís back catalogue gets motion sensitive.

If you've been keeping a weather eye on PlayStation Move coverage, you've probably come to the conclusion that Sony's latest foray into motion control is an extremely competent peripheral in search of genuinely good games. Luckily, the PlayStation 3 already had some genuinely good games knocking about, and now some of them have had Move support patched in.

EA Sports' Peter Moore

"People are paying $10 and enjoying Online Pass."

FIFA's a pretty big deal, which makes EA Sports president Peter Moore one of the most important executives in the industry. But it's easy to forget that the ex-Microsoft and Dreamcast man has more on his plate than virtual footie.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Would Woods, or wouldn't he?

Here's a curious nugget of Hollywood lore: when someone is called in to polish up an existing script, they only get an on-screen credit if they replace at least half of what is already on the page. The result? Lots of writers making sweeping changes to scripts that may only need a small tweak, and lots of expensive blockbusters that don't make a lick of sense.

Each year, it seems that the team responsible for the Tiger Woods series is placed in a similar situation. The laws of marketing demand that an annual product needs nice, clear bullet-point improvements to bolster the press releases, sex up the back of the packaging and generally convince the world that, no, honestly, this is videogame golf as you've never seen it before.

Even though the series arguably hit its creative peak in 2008, with the introduction of GamerNet, PhotoGameFace and simultaneous online play, those poor developers still have to shuffle the old pieces around, chopping and changing and mixing things up so it looks different enough to warrant a new number on the front.

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Moore: Gamers "understand" Online Pass

Says it's his job to stop you trading in.

EA Sports president Peter Moore believes that gamers "recognise the business model implications of new versus used" game sales, and consequently appreciate the logic behind the publisher's "Online Pass" system.

Project Ten Dollar "improves experience"

EA UK boss denies it's about second-hand.

Electronic Arts' UK general manager Keith Ramsdale has claimed that 'Project Ten Dollar' is about enhancing the value of EA games, and not an attempt to upset second-hand sales and illegal downloads.

EA: Project $10 "a positive experience"

Riccitiello not opposing pre-owned sales.

EA boss John Riccitiello has called Project Ten Dollar and the new EA Sports Online Pass initiative a "positive consumer experience" that offers a "boat-load" of content buyers otherwise wouldn't have access to.

$10 for MP in pre-owned EA Sports titles

Must buy new to obtain "Online Pass".

EA Sports has revealed that its forthcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 titles will require players to enter a bundled "Online Pass" code in order to access "online services, features and bonus content" - including online multiplayer.