Thursday, October 30, 2008

EA to link user forum accounts to their in-game accounts

[caption id="attachment_824" align="alignright" width="264" caption="Just pointing out the obvious."]Just pointing out the obvious.[/caption]

It looks like EA is taking a stand against those whom are talking smack about their games.  If you remember a few weeks back, EA had released Spore and the game reviews (especially from Amazon) were awful primarily because of the included DRM.  I made a post specifically about this awhile back.

Looking at the EA Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 forum, community manager Aaron Kaufman (user: eaapoc) had this to say:
"Your forum account will be directly tied to your Master EA Account, so if we ban you on the forums, you would be banned from the game as well since the login process is the same. And you'd actually be banned from your other EA games as well since its all tied to your account. So if you have SPORE and Red Alert 3 and you get yourself banned on our forums or in-game, well, your SPORE account would be banned to. It's all one in the same, so I strongly recommend people play nice and act mature."

There's more...
"All in all, we expect people to come on here and abide by our ToS. We hate banning people, it makes our lives a lot tougher, but its what we have to do.

Those banned will stay banned, but like most other internet services, its not that hard to create a new fake e-mail account. However, its a lot harder to get a new serial key =)"

Now there hasn't been any official announcement from EA about this, but it really wouldn't surprise me if this does turn out to be the case.  EA has always been on my shitlist; but this as far as I'm concerned, that stunt now makes their listing stand out like a Vegas light show on my list.

And while I'm bashing EA, lemme point out some obvious things about EA:

They are the only game publisher that can somehow get away with releasing the same pile of shit sport titles and slap on a new year; yet for whatever reason, sport fanatics continue to buy their shit.  The only difference between each title (besides the year being different) is an up-to-date roster or whatever sports organization the game belongs to.  It's the SAME FUCKING GAME.

Boycott EA, stop buying their shit, in fact if you really want to play that EA game, just download the torrent off The Pirate Bay.


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