Do you LIKE Electronic Arts account in games thing for console + PC games alike?

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#1 Posted by AlphaCentauri (201 posts) -
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#2 Edited by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

since i dont have any EA accounts used on consoles, im.. indifferent ? 
unless you're asking something else

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#3 Posted by VierasTalo (1356 posts) -

No, not really. I appreciate gaming platforms like Steam etc, but the publisher's own account systems are a bit useless and often make you very confused as you forget the password for that EA account or can't remember your Ubisoft name etc. Since you usually only use these services with specific games, the possibility of forgetting about them is far higher than that of Steam that people use daily to connect with other gamers etc.

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#4 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -

I don't like it, but I don't hate it. So I guess I have to decline to vote.

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#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

No because I have 100 EA accounts for 100 games, and I can'T remember any of the usernames and passwords. So my BF2 career is basically lost, and I'll never get the bonuses for having played other BF games, since it's a different account each time. 
I just think it's really stupid to slap on another layer of log ins and shit, given I have to log into steam or Xbox Live to begin with!

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#6 Posted by Skald (4439 posts) -

Doesn't do anything for me either way.

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#7 Posted by Marz (6045 posts) -

You can tie all the ea accounts to a single email address.   It doesn't bother me but there are like 50 usernames tied to my email account lol.

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#8 Posted by ch13696 (4760 posts) -

No, because it's pointless. Just like Ubisoft's Uplay. Why should I have to log into 2 different accounts just to take advantage of everything in my game? That's exactly how Metal Gear Solid 4's online play went to crap. Because in order for you to play online, you have to log into your PSN account, then your Konami account, then your MGS4 account. Now, for PC games that I purchased a boxed copy for. Let's say Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age, that I understand.

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#9 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -

It's terrible and kind of a big "fuck you" the user. I think EA has been doing well in designing some genuinely good games recently, but they can't help but make choices like this that are so off putting to the customer.

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#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (14491 posts) -

No, I hate EA and Ubisoft's account systems.

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#11 Posted by sameeeeam (2469 posts) -

Oops, clicked "Yes" by accident.

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#12 Posted by Grilledcheez (4067 posts) -

Who the hell would click yes?

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#13 Edited by NTM (9885 posts) -

Eh, it can be ok. It doesn't really work great cross-console though. In Mass Effect 2 there can only be one file on the PC (Steam version only?) unless you have two seperate codes to sign into, but on the 360 you can have multiple user accounts so when someone buys something everyone on that system can play the content that one person bought. So I could only use the content I bought previously on the 360 version on my PC playthroughs, and not the content my brother bought. I was going to ask about that on a thread earlier. If you buy the Mass Effect 2 on PS3 will you be able to use the previously bought content from 360 or PC on the PS3 version as well? Or no?

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