EA Wii U Games Require Origin Account for Online Play, Collect Your Information

Electronic Arts has updated their privacy policy document, which now confirms that Wii U gamers wishing to play EA titles online will need an Origin account. Furthermore, by signing up for an Origin account for Wii U, players must agree to allow EA to collect their personal information, including email address, Mii information, friend list, country, language, and date of birth (but not credit card information, thankfully).

This may be old news for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers — or it may stir up old wounds.

Do you think it’s unreasonable for EA to force this invasion of privacy upon players, or should people just stop complaining about it?

via GameSpot

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7 Comments on EA Wii U Games Require Origin Account for Online Play, Collect Your Information


On October 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Bye bye EA.

When about 90 percent of the Nintendo buyers are parents; I think they are really going to have a tough time returning their games when they prompt you to put your info so your kids can play. I think people selling EA games should warn people about this before hand. As for me this is a good enough reason not to buy EA games.


On October 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I think people should just stop buying EA games. If a signigicant number of people would actually stop giving EA money they might wise up and change their policies. Of course the same could be said for many other companies as well.


On October 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Bad enough that EA forces Origin on PC users. Both in terms of what it does and how it functions, Origin stinks.


On October 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I love the EA rage so much lol.

Gamers are so whiny and entitled these days, guess that’s what happens the more video games become mainstream.

If you want to play a game, you need to agree to the TOS. If you don’t agree, don’t buy it and the next person will take your spot.


The whole point of this system is so Gamestop and other retailers DON’T make a profit off of trade ins and other bull, everyone needs to buy their game legit and not some mickey mouse price.


On October 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Why the F|_|ck should they know all that about you, just because you bought one of their products? How does that make sense? Isn’t it illegal to gather all that stuff?


On October 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Do you understand anything about supply and demand? Your spot is not automatically filled my another mindless slave if you don’t buy the game, they aren’t Hockey Tickets, they’re game, the quantities aren’t exactly limited. If people don’t buy games, other people don’t fill their places; and if enough people (as in a lot) don’t buy it, it could theoretically hurt EA’s profits.


On October 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm


If you buy a Wii-U chances are you already are a mindless slave.