US gamers who purchase EA's Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation Portable will have to pay for the privilege of playing the game online - or agree to let ESPN send them all manner of junk mail instead.
That's according to gaming blog Kotaku, which found that anyone attempting to take the game online must either cough up $2 or hand over their details to ESPN.
This raises a number of interesting questions, such as whether the move will set a precedent for online gaming on the PSP. It's also not clear whether EA will be advertising the fact that you have to pay to play online on the FNR3 box - a failure to do so will surely anger gamers who don't want to fork out just to keep their inboxes free of ESPN advertising.
So will European gamers also have to pay if they want to beat each other up over the Internet? There's no word as yet, but we'll keep you posted.