Once upon a time Electronic Arts actually made moves in an attempt to improve their reputation. But they’ve been destroying any amount of positive image they have built. The ‘on the house’ feature on their Origins platform was the last relic of this bygone era. EA finally decided to call the executioner.
The change comes on the heels of the Origin Access Premier. A subscription service that allows you to play all of the games from the regular Origin Access, plus their newest games. You also get to play the newer games 5 days before initial release. I’m not sure, but I think you get access to these games for as long as you’re paying into the subscription service. Even if EA had games I really wanted to play, I’m not paying 100 bucks for that.
I can respect one thing from EA, they aren’t playing around anymore. They’re going full on ‘fuck you’. They didn’t even think to keep it just to keep giving people peggle and theme hospital over and over. They have tons of worthless crap that they could give away. They could have even trolled us by giving away one of the older Command & Conquer games. They’re like, No!
I got plenty of free games off this service. Granted, I don’t think I played any of them. But Dead Space and various semi-recent Need for Speed games? I can see myself playing those. It’s the thought that counts.
But really, they might as well have axed it and fully embrace who they really are. The worst publisher in the gaming industry. No one is surprised when EA lies to us. “There’s no way Sim City can work offline.” *Game get’s cracked and played offline* “Alright, we lied.” Yes we know! There’s no reason such a game can’t be played offline. But that’s the thing. It doesn’t have to make sense!
“Customisation in Battlefront 2? We can’t have that, we have the canon to worry about. In a game that breaks canon with its very existence, we can’t have pink Darth Vader.” *Data miners discover customisation options* You don’t say?!
Look EA, you want me to respect you even more? I won’t like you, but I can respect you. Own your actions. Be honest with what you really stand for. Don’t lie and say things like: “Loot boxes are to enhance the gaming experience.” Waterboarding didn’t enhance any interrogation. Just say: “This is a business and we gotta maximize profits.”
Papito Qinn is into the whole YouTube thing, is the winner of the 2016 SpookTAYcular Scary Story Contest, and atwitter incompetent. “You’ve had that exclusive Star Wars license for 5 years, and what do you have to show for it? Nothing but failure.”