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Personally, I agree with Kodos on this one. It's a good idea compared to what other companies have done. I mean, would you rather pay the small fee to access the online features or be locked out completely for purchasing your game used (or pirating it)? Besides, it didn't say the fee is a monthly one. According to the article as well as one from another source, the code is a one-time thing; you buy it once and then you can access the online gameplay just like anyone who bought the game new. That said, I definitely wouldn't complain; the 800 point/$10 fee is a small price to pay for the replacement code, most especially if you got the game really cheap (or for free).