Now Origin Game Activation is Down — and EA Says They’re On It [UPDATE]
[Update!] Now with EA’s official response:
We are currently looking into the issues you describe below and will get back to you as soon as we can.
Thanks for your patience.
There you go, guys.
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Seems like fires are just springing up all over this Origin/Battlelog/Battlefield 3 contraption Electronic Arts as put together. The latest one is melting the ability of players to activate their games through EA’s PC game portal, Origin.
According to the official Battlefield 3 Twitter account, games aren’t activating through Origin at the moment, meaning if you bought a Battlefield 3 hard copy and you go to install it right now, it probably won’t work. BF3 requires Origin to run, and that means the Origin network has to recognize your game. That’s apparently not happening.
Battlefield 3 seems fraught with issues for some PC players (though not for me, I must report), and has had some issues on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. On the plus side, EA is acknowledging that it’s working on them, though it hasn’t made any announcements to that effect to the world at large. Its Twitter interactions remain one-on-one conversations — we’re still waiting to hear anything big, official and announcement-y from Electronic Arts or DICE.