EA Forums Ban Locking Players Out of Games They Own

Posted by | November 18, 2011

Ah, the miracles of DRM. It seems that people banned on Electronic Art’s forums are discovering that they’ve also been banned from their video games. Even single-player mode. Games registered through an EA service, such as some BioWare games, are vulnerable to this corporate shutdown. Oh yeah, and Battlefield 3. Isn’t it nice to know companies have a big, shiny button they can press to turn the games you bought into coasters? Game Politics has the story.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 18, 2011 7:06 pm

    Just wait until they start locking people out for talking trash about the games, or the companies, on other forums. Give an EA game a bad review? Corporate thinks that 7.0 wasn’t high enough? Enjoy being locked out of all EA games forever.

  2. Helvetica
    November 18, 2011 8:04 pm

    If we at all needed some example of why DRM is a butt-thumpingly stupid idea, it’s what’s going on here. Players in general should revolt by sending a multitude of angry letters to EA — not just the banned folks.

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