Getting Banned on the EA Forums Still Prevents You From Playing Games on Origin

Back in the day (in March), we heard that a dude who got a ban on the EA forums was unable to activate his copy of Dragon Age II or play any EA games online. EA said they would fix it and make it so this didn’t happen again. Apparently, they have not.

RPS has a long report in which they have spoken with several gamers who have received bans on the EA forums and find themselves unable to play Battlefield 3. In the meantime, EA is promising to fix the issue by the end of the week, but it’s been like eight months, so…

Way to go, EA. And this is why I will never join the EA forums.

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2 Comments on Getting Banned on the EA Forums Still Prevents You From Playing Games on Origin


On November 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I posted a humorous BF3 video with guy cursing in it and got me a 72 hour ban, they said it violated their (1982) forums TOS. All the game logons with that account name said, “banned” along with the forums.

Rather hypocritical and double standard’ish, considering the M adult violent games they keep pumping out in 2012.

TOS “Content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, or in a reasonable person’s view, objectionable.”

“99 problems but a ain’t one”?

I guess no one in EA’s marketing deemed that one as reasonably objectionable to the public.


On November 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

My complete lack of surprise speaks volumes about EA.