Space Rangers HD: Revolution
Thank you. If I see it come out in English, auto-buy. Even if it's just a new story line with everything else the same.
As far as I know, Origin still scans your hardrive without permission and you can still get banned from all your origin games if you even post on the EA forums.
Do you know where I can find proof of that? It's not that I doubt EA is capable of it, it's that I also don't doubt that there are a fair number of folks out there who hate EA enough to distribute false information against them. Not that you would do it, but if it's just third-hand info, etc.
EA refuses to acknowledge that it is a problem and those people are still banned to this day. It pisses me off because that's a big violation of freedom of speech in my opinion.
If the comments are being made on EA's forums, I don't think any legal concept of freedom-of-speech applies, because those forums are private property. For the same reason that someone is free to call me an idiot as I walk by on a public street, but I have the right to ask (and, if necessary, compel) him to leave if he does it in my house.
What bothers me about EA's behavior there isn't the restriction on speech, and in theory
if the "a forum ban can equal a game ban" is spelled out clearly in the game's EULA I don't even have a problem with them having that policy. What bothers me is that they are practicing that policy and being dishonest
in their refusal to consistently confirm/deny that it is their policy and conform their practice to their public statements.
If they would be honest about it either way, I wouldn't loathe them for it. But if they exercised their legitimate freedom to make the contract terms "a forum ban can equal a game ban", I would in turn exercise my legitimate freedom to not buy under those terms
Unless it's ME3 on sale for like $10, in which case I'm happy to simply get it as a longish rental, because that's basically what buying something from EA is, often.
EA wants my business they can back down this massively ridiculous power play they are conducting.
I think it's important that they be free to be idiots in terms of what terms they set for their new products (changing the terms on existing customers would be a different thing). But they've also shown themselves willing to resort to dishonesty (the forum-ban=game-ban thing, as far as I can tell, and that whole "Steam's terms won't let us directly get new content to our users" line, which they imply to mean free content and which implication is patently false). That, they're not at liberty to do.
Anyway, derailed there, the topic isn't bashing EA, it's bashing Blizzard! Oh, wait, you mean we were actually saying positive things about something?