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#1 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -
#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I still can't help but think that there's something more to it than that.

That said, I will continue to happily buy EA titles.

#3 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

I can only conclude that this was a special situation where the filter bugged out and messed up the ban. I just found some other examples. Apparently their filter system is inappropriately bugged.

#4 Posted by SomeJerk (3218 posts) -

You know who else liked to boycott publishers over stupid mishaps like those?
 
That's right.
 
Adolf Hitler.

#5 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I eat meat despite it coming from dead animals

#6 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Well ok, firstly let's get out of the way the fact that EA had that title first and are only competing to get back what is rightfully theirs. HOWEVER...

This is one messed up policy. The thing that makes Activision evil is systemic. Systems are far more evil than individual policies.

#7 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

That sucks, but I wouldn't consider it evil.

#8 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@SomeJerk said:

You know who else liked to boycott publishers over stupid mishaps like those? That's right. Adolf Hitler.

Ah Godwin's law in perfect effect.

@kashif1:

Not buying (Mostly) highly entertaining products developed by people who put a lot into these projects over many years just because somebody was banned on a internet forum is fairly excessive, and lets be perfectly honest of course you're going to buy an EA game. Mass Effect 3 is right around the corner.

#9 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

If I boycotted any company that was at least 10 times as evil as EA and Activision combined, I'd never drive a car or wear clothes.

#10 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

@Dylabaloo: I did say pc, I'll buy mass effect on ps3.

#11 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

Yes yes EA is evil...

#12 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

#13 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

@kashif1 said:

@Dylabaloo: I did say pc, I'll buy mass effect on ps3.

"I'm going to show EA that I disapprove of the way they run their business by giving them $60 next March." Great idea!

#14 Posted by Animasta (14675 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

dude seriously, did you even read it? he literally got perma banned because someone who posted a hate filled rant towards this aaron dude got aaron banned because he put aaron's username at the bottom of the post.

#15 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

How fucking stupid. Grow up. A moderator was stupid (it's not like that ever happens here or anywhere else on the internet) and banned the wrong dude. I saw a similar thing happen on Skyrim Nexus, guess I should boycott Bethesda games now? Use some fucking sense, children.

#16 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

origin seems like a pretty stupid service

#17 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I will also not be buying EA games. Mostly because they dropped Harmonix and I don't care for their titles anymore. My roommate is buying Mass Effect 3, so I'll be able to evaluate that without giving them a dime.

#18 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

Yes, yes you will

#19 Posted by Jeust (10556 posts) -

people are going to boycott a company by something they heard online, only have half the details, and were in no way affected by what went by... lol

#20 Posted by TheGorilla (230 posts) -

My eyes have rolled back into my head so far I may never see again. Publishers can't be "evil." Publishers are made up of a bunch of ordinary people doing their job. Sometimes one of them makes a mistake or doesn't really care about their job and something like this happens. Thousands of people work for big publishers. That's thousands of people that can mess up, millions of different things than can go wrong. That doesn't make something wrong okay, but you have to deal with it appropriately instead of freaking out and having an adolescent temper tantrum. Go politely talk to EA support and explain the problem.

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#21 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@CL60 said:

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

dude seriously, did you even read it? he literally got perma banned because someone who posted a hate filled rant towards this aaron dude got aaron banned because he put aaron's username at the bottom of the post.

And it was a bug that got fixed. I'm sick of people saying stupid shit like "I'm not buying any more games published by them!!" because of something they don't know the full story, or something that in no way affects them.

"I'm not buying any games published by EA anymore even though I like them, because a guy I don't know got banned based on a story I don't fully know, but it seems to have been a bug in the auto filter!"

#22 Posted by ABK_92 (176 posts) -

Who cares. EA rules.

#23 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

Its nothing compared to losing people they're jobs Activision is still at the top.

#24 Posted by SomeJerk (3218 posts) -
@Dylabaloo said:

@SomeJerk said:

You know who else liked to boycott publishers over stupid mishaps like those? That's right. Adolf Hitler.

Ah Godwin's law in perfect effect.

It's a living!
/sweat off brow
#25 Edited by ProfessorEss (7324 posts) -

I just find it amusing to see Jim Sterling refer to something as "the anus that keeps shitting", a description that sounds quite suited to the himself.

#26 Posted by Animasta (14675 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@Animasta said:

@CL60 said:

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

dude seriously, did you even read it? he literally got perma banned because someone who posted a hate filled rant towards this aaron dude got aaron banned because he put aaron's username at the bottom of the post.

And it was a bug that got fixed. I'm sick of people saying stupid shit like "I'm not buying any more games published by them!!" because of something they don't know the full story, or something that in no way affects them.

"I'm not buying any games published by EA anymore because a guy I don't know got banned based on a story I don't fully know, but it seems to have been a bug in the auto filter!"

that's fine if it was a single incident, but there's a Rock Paper Shotgun article that says otherwise, and that it's quite a big problem! I mean sure go ahead, no one's saying your wrong, they just said THEY won't, which is also fine; if you don't want to support bad business practices than you do so by not buying something (or pirating).

#27 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I still hate Ubisoft more then any other given their idiotic stance on PC games and have happily not bought a Ubisoft game in many a year.

#28 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

I'm always very wary of complaints like these. I frequently see complaints like "if you say something bad about Old Republic on the official forums, they'll ban you, they're completely corrupt!" however these people are usually missing out key details. The Halo forums are a perfect example of this, with people always claiming they did nothing to deserve the ban.. until the developers call them out on it and show exactly what they were doing in game (usually running mods, cheating or repeatedly quitting matches). It's quite amusing.

This sounds like a simple filter accident though, and I'd bet the person is unbanned. If this stops you from buying EA games, I'm sure nobody working there cares.

#29 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

@VisariLoyalist said:

origin seems like a pretty stupid service

#30 Posted by roc_553 (209 posts) -

Tittle. (snicker)

#31 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

This is basically how I feel.

#32 Posted by Animasta (14675 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind: I don't care if you act like a gigantic dick on a forum, you should still not be banned from games you paid for and have no way of reselling.

#33 Posted by huntad (1931 posts) -

For some reason these threads make me want to go out and support the companies doing these 'evil' things. Weird.

#34 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

That's a pretty pathetic reason to boycott a company. The dumb stuff EA seems to do seems to be through incompetence instead of pure evil, like Activision. They obviously wouldn't purposefully ban someone for this.

#35 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

I can't wait for mass effect 3.

#36 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

Nah I'll keep enjoying my EA games. Mass Effect 3 and SSX here I come.

#37 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

@drhans said:

@kashif1 said:

@Dylabaloo: I did say pc, I'll buy mass effect on ps3.

"I'm going to show EA that I disapprove of the way they run their business by giving them $60 next March." Great idea!

I'm not boycotting the game because I disapprove of their practices. I'm just not buying the crappy version of their games

#38 Posted by jkz (4010 posts) -

Uh huh

#39 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

@roc_553 said:

Tittle. (snicker)

wow, I'm an idiot. Or maybe I did that on purpose to show how stupid the situation is, yeah lets go with that

#40 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -

most likely an accident, nothing to see here.

#41 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

Tittles!

#42 Posted by GreggD (4489 posts) -

Oh boy, Patrick put out a call to people who've been banned, so this might actually be a thing. Or maybe it's another Scrolls fiasco, who's to say at this point.

#43 Posted by MikkaQ (10284 posts) -

I don't trust that article as far as I can throw Jim Sterling.

Tee-hee.

Anyway, almost everyone knows that a forum ban on EA equals a ban on games, so the questions remains: Why would anyone ever risk posting on the EA forums for any reason at all?

There's a million and a half publisher neutral forums to participate on, I'm sure a number of them are dedicated to Battlefield.

#44 Posted by Deleth (250 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@CL60 said:

Oh for fucks sakes, who fucking cares. I buy games if they're GOOD to me, I don't give a fuck what publishers do.

dude seriously, did you even read it? he literally got perma banned because someone who posted a hate filled rant towards this aaron dude got aaron banned because he put aaron's username at the bottom of the post.

Well, yes. Activision's still worse. Far worse. They ruined games I used to like. I don't like Aaron though. So maybe I just don't care about him.

#45 Posted by GreggD (4489 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

I don't trust that article as far as I can throw Jim Sterling.

Tee-hee.

Anyway, almost everyone knows that a forum ban on EA equals a ban on games, so the questions remains: Why would anyone ever risk posting on the EA forums for any reason at all?

There's a million and a half publisher neutral forums to participate on, I'm sure a number of them are dedicated to Battlefield.

Welp. http://battlefield3forums.com/

#46 Posted by whistlebottom (193 posts) -

Shouldn't this thread be titled "EA retakes title of most evil publisher"? Or "EA finds joy in being internet nerds"?

#47 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (759 posts) -

Thanks, I needed the laugh.

#48 Posted by plaintomato (599 posts) -

LOL. Sounds like Gamespot.

#49 Posted by Xeiphyer (5602 posts) -

Because you should punish the innocent hard working game developers by not buying their games, just because a bug in the banning system accidentally banned someone. 
 
How about you get off this website and come back in like 4 years when you turn 18.
 
Also for the record, if you think that a rare case accidental banning which can easily be reversed makes a company worse than Activision, who buy up small companies and have them crank out games every year until they're unpopular and then fire them, then you are a fucking idiot.

#50 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

This is why I get games published by EA by "other" methods...