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Thomas John Llo...
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I believe this is an important thing to discuss especially since we are all concerned consumers of video games. EA has recently reflected their policy of treating consumer as if they are criminals and I am pretty upset about it. Forget about the overpriced issue with Madden how about the fact you can't buy it for PC simply because they think there is a risk people will pirate it.

More importantly what about Spore's SecuROM DRM. It is a reflection of their attitude that their consumers are criminals. I've heard that Spore was pirated before it's release so obviously that completely contradicts the notion that a consumer did this. Can't crack a game you can't buy. Point is that their choice to use SecuROM didn't even work and it just limits the amount of machines you can install your game on effectively making it a rental.

So wouldn't it be wise for consumers to speak against EA on a platform other than the comment section on Amazon and various blogs? I'm all for the right of the company to do what it wishes but I'm also for the right of the consumer to speak against being treated as they were criminals. EA has to know it rubs us the wrong way otherwise they'll continue making things worse.

Of course we can all vote with our wallets and simply not purchase their products but we also need to speak against this idea that it is okay to treat your customers in this way. Its just not smart business. There needs to be a strong opposing voice regarding this.


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